View Full Version : 18th Annual Domras Cup Mead Competition - Feb 6 - Savannah, GA

12-31-2015, 10:54 AM
In a few days the registration page will be opening for the Domras Cup Mead Competition. In its 18th year, the event should be bigger and better than ever continuing at our new venue on the marsh, an expanded oyster roast/low country boil, entertainment, and of course lots of mead to judge. Please pass this on to any fellow mead lovers.

18th Annual Domras Cup Mead Competition
• Competition Date: Saturday, February 6, 2015.
• Entry window: January 4 to January 28, 2015.

We are now part of the East Coast Meadmakers Alliance competition series (https://www.facebook.com/East-Coast-Meadmaker-of-the-Year-1156889417657729/?fref=ts) and the Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition series (https://www.facebook.com/groups/541112192714779/ ). A donation will be made to the Ronald McDonald house from the proceeds.

Why enter?
We have a core group of certified mead judges to provide great feedback on your mead. Any size bottle is acceptable (meads will be served “blind” by our experienced stewards). We know your mead is a precious thing. You can send any number of bottles you want, but we do recommend a minimum of one 750ml, two of anything else (10-16 oz.), and two if carbonated to ensure a fresh bottle for the BOS round. Ribbons and lots of great prizes - from the Savannah Bee Company (can you say 100 lbs of regional honey!), several commercial meaderies, and Savannah Homebrew Shoppe. The cost is $8 per entry.

Why join us?
We can use certified judges and mead aficionados for judging and stewarding. We have a dozen local certified mead judges, but always need help. Each volunteer will get an etched Domras wine tasting glass or some other local swag. Drawings for a door prize or two will be in order. Breakfast will be available before we start and snacks in between. Immediately following judging, we hold our epic post-party and oyster roast that is a time not to be missed, so if interested in helping to judge or steward, please sign up on the registration page and come join us. We generally try to finish in one round though a few folks may have to do two smaller rounds. BOS should start by early afternoon.

At this point we don’t have plans for drop-off locations (except locally). If entries are registered and paid for and at proper condition, however, we can accept the entries the morning of the competition if someone is planning to come judge from another area. Just let us know in advance to discuss any special arrangements needed. Registration will be open through January 28. Unless you are bringing your entries (and have made arrangements for such), all entries should be delivered by the 28th.

For more information please visit the SBL website at http://www.savannahbrewers.com/domrascup.php . The direct link to the Domras Cup on-line registration page is http://domras.homebrewcomp.com

As we say, we're only second oldest, not nearly the largest, but we think we are the funnest mead-only competition in the world.


Chris Stovall

01-05-2016, 02:06 PM
The entry window is now OPEN. So come on and enter (and/or help us out by volunteering).


01-07-2016, 07:22 PM
No international entries allowed in this competition? Entry form will not accept Province/Postal Code

01-18-2016, 12:46 PM
No international entries allowed in this competition? Entry form will not accept Province/Postal Code

Hi Paraordnance-
In order to complete registration on the registration page, you can just insert 00000 for a zip code and choose any state. This will allow you to complete registration. If you can provide an address with your shipped entries, we will be sure to get you any ribbons, etc. to you. We've received international entries in the past, but appears to be a new glitch with our updated registration software. We're also still checking out the international paypal options for payment. I can't recall there being issues in past years. We'll keep you posted as we move through this. Thanks!

01-20-2016, 07:16 PM
Working good now, only like 50 spots left, maybe somebody drop a BOMM in there, WVMJ

01-20-2016, 08:45 PM
Working good now, only like 50 spots left, maybe somebody drop a BOMM in there, WVMJ
Since the mazer is full, I will. I did a meadow foam and OB BOMM. I was dragging my feet with registering and payed the price.

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01-27-2016, 04:58 PM
I want to say thanks and a great job to the Got Mead staff (Vicky, AJ & Petar!) for the Got Mead podcast yesterday talking with Mike Tripka and highlighting the Domras Cup. Mike mentioned due to our registration page being down at various times over the past 2 weeks, we have extended the entry window to Jan 31st. We have a record number of entries, but a few more are welcome!

01-27-2016, 06:26 PM
Is there a link to the podcast? WVMJ

01-27-2016, 07:19 PM

02-02-2016, 07:17 PM
Any GotMeaders attending in Savannah?

02-07-2016, 05:49 PM
I tried to post a thank you over on the SBL site but my registration failed.
These guys know how to throw a party. From the breakfast burritos, pizza, chicken wings, salads, homebrews, to the oysters (and it IS epic), low country boil, etc, etc. And oh yeah, then there was the 140 meads. The food and drink was only surpassed by the hospitality and generosity of the entire group. A hearty Thank You goes out.

02-07-2016, 05:53 PM
KC did you get to help judge? WVMJ

02-07-2016, 06:00 PM
No I didn't, it was the first comp I ever went to and I volunteered to steward to get my feet wet.
I did manage to sneak a sip (or two) of yours at the afterparty though. Good Stuff!

02-21-2016, 06:03 PM
Has anyone gotten their notes from the comp yet? WVMJ

02-21-2016, 07:35 PM
Yup! Got an Honorable Mention in the Historical Mead section (Sent in a t'ej). The score sheets are accessible from the website.

02-21-2016, 11:08 PM
Way to go

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09-07-2016, 05:09 AM
I attempted to post a thank you over on the SBL site however my enrollment fizzled.