BJCP Mead Exam at the Mazer Cup International Mead Competition
A quick Preview of Mazer Cup International rule changes for 2019
Specific details will be defined in the commercial and home competition rules
- Meadery in Planning contestants will be allowed to enter the Home Competition
- Wildflower will be a valid classification in the commercial varietal category
- Mead entered in one category may not be entered in additional categories
- All commercial entries from the USA must comply with Federal Government, FDA and TTB requirements
- All International entries must comply with the country of origin laws and requirements
- Any and all “Weed/Cannabis/Derivative Mead” entries are prohibited and will be disqualified
Entry Dates for the Mazer Cup International Commercial and Home Mead Competition
Entries will open on Friday January 4th at 12:00 PM Mountain Standard Time. Step up and bring your best, because the absolute best in the world will bring their A-game, and you better be ready.
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From Mike Faul, founder and owner of Rabbits Foot Meadery:
To all of you who will compete in the 2019 Mazer Cup International Home MeadMaker Competition
As we approach our 25th year in business we wanted to do something that was good for the industry but also focus on those individuals that have been our greatest supporters in the industry. But what could we do that would have an impact? Then it struck me when I came home from the most recent AMMA meeting at the Mazer Cup.
We have done extremely well in past years and now believe more than ever that the newer mead makers deserve to be recognized too and in light of that we decided that we would not be entering any of the commercial competitions but instead use that money to help all the home mead makers by not only continuing to sponsor the T-Shirts to help the MCI but to show our profound respect for the non-professional mead makers, amateur is not a word I would use and after tasting some superb meads this year, and one in particular that was beyond words, we decided that what was needed in addition to the wonderful award for the best of show mead, is to award some cash to that person.
It is with great pleasure that I want to announce the ‘Rabbit’s Foot Meadery Prize’. This will be an annual prize of $500 to the winner of the Home Best of Show award. Our small way of showing you that we appreciate your efforts, your experimentation and to provide you with some financial assistance to keep you making more.
We all started somewhere.
MCI Competition Entries Open: Januray 04, 2019
Mazer Cup International Competition! March15-17, 2019
This competition is produced and operated by mead-lovers and enthusiasts from across the USA who want to see mead restored to its rightful place as a mainstream beverage everyone can enjoy. We have no affiliations with any meaderies, and we operate independently of any commercial mead organizations or associations. Most of us have been actively working as volunteers since the 2006 Home and Commercial Mead Competitions at the International Mead Festival in Boulder, CO. We travel to Broomfield, CO every year to help put on this competition and associated events. We pay our own transportation, lodging, meals and associated costs out of our own pockets. We are reimbursed for direct MCI related expenses only.
The Mazer Cup International Mead Competition is operated and hosted by the Mazer Cup International Incorporated., a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. No funds are disbursed to board or planning committee members except to reimburse out of pocket expenses which are verified by receipts/invoices. The Mazer Cup International is an IRS approved and registered non-profit as well as a State of Colorado registered non-profit. All proceeds from entry fees and associated events are used to fund the competitions and to give financial support to the Community Food Share.
The Mazer Cup International Mead Competition and associated events are funded by competition entry fees, donations, sponsorships and proceeds from the admission and table fees from the Mead Mixer. This revenue also enables us to donate to the Community Food Share serving the Boulder and Broomfield communities. Since 2015, proceeds from the Mead Mixer have funded over 27,000 meals for those in need.
Federal Tax ID #: 46-2154298
The Mazer Cup International has been in a supporting partnership with the Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield Counties since 2015. Proceeds from the Mazer Cup International Mead Mixer have funded over 27,000 meals distributed by the Community Food Share to those in need.
The mission of the Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield Counties is to be a leader in the effort to end hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.