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Thank you for your interest in the Mead Stampede organized by Doin' The Most, Man Made Mead, and Faewood Mead.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

329 entries have been added to the system as of 7:13 AM, CDT, Thursday, June 20, 2024.

297 paid entries are in the system as of 7:13 AM, CDT, Thursday, June 20, 2024.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Monday, February 14, 2022 12:00 AM, CST.

Rules

This competition is open to any mead maker age 21 or older. All entries must be home crafted meads made on personal equipment. Meads produced in a commercial facility or on equipment owned by a meadery are ineligible.

Judging will be done by the friendly faces over at Doin' The Most, Man Made Mead, and Faewood Mead this summer.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

You may not enter the same mead in more than one category.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

Judging will be done in (up to) three rounds, an initial round for scoring, a mini-BOS to determine the category winners, and a final Best Of Show round to determine the best mead out of all first place medalists. A fresh bottle will be used for each round.

Due to allergies and/or preferences of the hosts, the following items are prohibited from being used in entries: Any cannabis based products, kiwi, breadfruit, cilantro, meat or seafood based items (with the exception of fining agents such as chitosan)

Rookie of the Year: A rookie of the year will be chosen using a best of show style panel of the top 10 scoring meads from qualified entrants across all categories. In order to qualify as a rookie this must be your first year entering Mead Stampede. Additionally, you must not have received a medal (3rd place or higher) for any mead in a competition with over 50 mead entries. [i.e. Small club competitions and larger homebrew competitions with a relatively low volume of mead entries will not disqualify you.]

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Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Mead Stampede — Competition Coordinator