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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 1996
    Youngsville, NC

    Default 2013 Mazer Cup International & Mead Mixer Public Event

    Dear Fellow Home Meadmakers!

    Entries for the 2013 Mazer Cup International are NOW OPEN!

    We hope you will enter your meads in the competition, and compete against some of the finest meadmakers in the world. Starting January 11, you can enter electronically on our website at

    We will again be having the awards party on Saturday evening, and will have much mead, food and snacks and good fellowship in abundance. Judges, volunteers and staff will raise a glass in honor of the winners and drink much mead!

    We have all the information available for you. For more details on the categories available check out the style guidelines at
    Entries may be submitted online at Please read the entry rules at You may use Paypal, a credit card, or check. You do not need to submit separate checks for each entry, one check for all is fine.

    Entry paperwork and any checks/payment necessary are due by the entry deadline at the address listed at the beginning of this document. Payments must be received prior to the competition, or your entry will not be judged.

    Entrants are responsible for categorization of their entries and providing all pertinent information requested on the entry form. The Mazer Cup is not responsible for mis-categorized mead and it cannot be changed once you enter, so double-check all your entries before you click send!

    If the competition organizers determine that there are not enough entries in a given category (minimum 4) , the category will be collapsed into a closely related category.

    Entries that fail to list the sweetness or carbonation levels will be judged relative to the defaults defined in the most current BJCP Style guidelines.

    Mead must arrive at the mead shipping address by the entry deadline of March 1, 2013.

    ***NOTE: International entries : Please check shipping times to Colorado for your country and allow extra time for shipping and clearing US Customs. We suggest that labeling your package as 'yeast sample' may help it clear Customs faster.

    The Mead Mixer - Public Mead Tasting Event

    Yes, you heard us right - a public mead tasting!! We are working with the meaderies to bring you 72 meads, from all over the world. You'll not find an event like this anywhere!!

    The Mead Mixer will be held Friday night after the Commercial Competition and have 2 sessions. The first session will be a VIP session from 7-8:30PM, limited to only 100 people, and will showcase the offered meads with gourmet munchies and food designed to complement the meads. The second session is from 8:30-10:00PM, and is a general admittance session that will have all the meads from the VIP session, along with assorted munchies to soak up the meads. Both sessions will have coffee and water available.

    The event will be held at Spice of Life in Boulder, and we are looking into a shuttle service before and after each session from the Boulder Outlook. Tickets will go on sale on January 11, 2013, and we expect them to sell out fast, so get yours quick! Check out for more details and session pricing. Tickets will go on sale soon, so get your tickets quick, we expect them to sell out well before the event. All tickets will be available for mail (up to a certain date) or pickup at Will Call.

    So get in on the best and biggest mead tasting, well, anywhere! Join us to celebrate mead, and try some of the finest meads in the world!

    Location: Boulder Outlook Hotel, Boulder Colorado

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress,
    Executive Director, American Mead Makers Association
    Making Mead since 1995

  2. #2


    Not seeing a link to purchase tickets to the public event, any idea when it will be up? Thank you!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Evergreen, CO (west of and above the Denver smog!)


    We're finalizing arrangements with the Public Event venue, and we will post a link for ticket purchases right after that is done. The public event as Vicky noted will not be at the Outlook since they are too small a venue to host both the competition and the tasting, but the tasting venue (Spice of Life) is nearby in Boulder. I'd guess we'll be set sometime within the next week or so, but to be sure just check back at the MCI site regularly (every couple of days).

    Wayne Boncyk
    Home Competition Registrar
    Mazer Cup International - 2013
    Na zdrowie!

    Wayne B.

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