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Attention mead makers: it’s time to pitch your yeast!

We are excited to announce our second annual hobby mead makers competition. 

Entries are now being accepted through our online application or can be picked up in store.

Competition Date: June 01, 2019
Ages: 18+ 
Note: Judging will not be open to the public.


RULES:

  • Competition staff is not permitted to re-classify or categorize incorrectly entered mead.
  • Entrants, either as a primary or as a co-entrant, may submit multiple entries per category.
  • Once entry is paid a confirmation email with additional information will be forwarded.
  • Entries in category M2 (Fruit- Melomel), must specify the varieties of fruit used.
  • Entries in category M3 (Spiced Mead- Metheglin), must specify the types of spices used.
  • Entries in category M4B (Specialty Mead – Braggot, etc), must describe the special nature of the mead, whether it is a combination of existing styles, or some other creation.
  • Entries in category M4A (Specialty Mead- Sparkling must specify the level of carbonation
  • The Home Competition Entry fee is $15.00 per entry. Payment by PayPal is available when entering online.
  • Any and all Cannabis derivative mead entries are prohibited and will be disqualified
  • Entry bottles may be labeled
  • Deadline for entry form submission is May 10, 2019.
  • Entry bottles will be accepted after May 1st at Chinook Honey Company 
  • Shipped entries must be received by May 17th (to prevent bottle shock) and delivered entries must be received by May 26th.
  • Entries will not be refrigerated. Ensure that they are stabilized and properly closed.  (Our stewards would like to avoid a mead shower.) 
  • Any entry that gushes excessively will be disqualified

ABOUT JUDGING

  • Judging will be onsite Saturday June 1st during the Horde at the Hive event. Winners of each division will be announced on Sunday June 2nd via the website and Facebook page and score sheets will be emailed shortly afterwards.
  • Judging will be done blind and the judges will not be exposed to any identifiable information about the mead other than the category, the type of mead it is and ingredients.
  • A panel of at least two judges will judge each entry according to the category in which it was entered.
  • Competition staff, judges and stewards are permitted to enter, but are not permitted to judge or steward a category for which they are entrants.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals may be awarded in each category; however the competition organizers reserve the right to combine categories for the purposes of awards if fewer than five entries are received in a given category. Medals will be available for pick up or can be mailed as of Sunday June 2nd.
  • There will be an award for Best of Show decided by our panel of judges

Hobby Mead Competition

Entry Form
  • Horde at the Hive
    Hobby Mead Competition
    Saturday June 1st, 2019

  • Mazer Information

  • Mead Entry

  • Traditional – mead made with honey, water and yeast
    Melomel – traditional mead fermented or flavoured with fruit or vegetable
    Metheglin – a traditional mead flavoured with herbs and or spices
    Specialty Mead: – includes braggots, mead mixed with fruit and spice, etc
    Sparkling –a mead with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it, making it fizzy.

  • Tradtional

    Enter the information below if you are submitting a mead into the traditional mead category. If this is not your mead category, skip this section.
  • Indicate Dry, Semi Sweet, or Sweet
  • Melomel

    Enter the information below if you are submitting a mead into the Melomel mead category. If this is not your mead category, skip this section.
  • Indicate Dry, Semi Sweet, or Sweet
  • Metheglin

    Enter the information below if you are submitting a mead into the Metheglin mead category. If this is not your mead category, skip this section.
  • Indicate Dry, Semi Sweet, or Sweet
  • Specialty Mead

    Enter the information below if you are submitting a mead into the Specialty Mead category. If this is not your mead category, skip this section.
  • Indicate Dry, Semi Sweet, or Sweet
  • Sparkling Mead

    Enter the information below if you are submitting a mead into the Sparkling Mead category. If this is not your mead category, skip this section.
  • Indicate Dry, Semi Sweet, or Sweet
  • About Your Mead

  • Special Info: Anything else that may be useful for the judges to know
  • Terms

  • I understand that only mead made in a residential, non-commercial facility may be entered.
  • I understand that I must include two(2) 750ml bottles or the equivalent for each mead entry.

  • I understand that my mead MUST arrive by Friday, May 26, 2019. Entries may be hand-delivered during Chinook Honey Company business hours or shipped (pre-paid) to:
    Chinook Honey Company
    Site 14 Box 12 RR1
    Okotoks, AB T1S 1A1
    (Note: Mead shipped should arrive by Friday, May 17, 2019., to reduce the risk of bottle shock which would hamper quality.)
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    Box 12, Site 14, RR1, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A1
    Phone: (403) 995-0830 | Fax: (403) 995-0829

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