Today we are very excited to be shipping our entries to Mazer Cup 2017. Mazer Cup held March 9 -11 in Broomfield, Colorado, is in its ninth year and is by far the largest mead competition in the world. The competition continues to grow with 2017 showcasing 400 entries from commercial meaderies like ours, and 450 entries from home mead makers across the world.
This is our fourth year to enter as a commercial meadery; and every year we see increased quality at the competition. We have been fortunate to improve our medal count year over year. In 2016 we tied with three other meaderies for top honors, bringing home 5 medals.
We have worked hard over the last year to create a variety of meads that we are proud of and excited to present. We are entering 12 meads in eight different categories. It is always a bit nerve racking while waiting to see how the judges receive them. Wish us luck this year; we know the competition will be tough.
The Mazer Cup is still looking for judges and volunteers; if you are interested in joining us in March, sign up at http://mazercup.org/volunteer-signup/
Eric Lowe is Meridian Hive's Operations Director. His software engineering background has prepared him to not only master all the regulations associated with operating a meadery in Texas; but also handle the logistics, batch planning, forecasting, and manufacturing planning processes. Eric brings attention to detail to his artisanal crafts of mead, wine, and home brewing. He holds a National ranking in the Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP) and is the competition organizer for the Texas Mead Cup, one of the largest mead competitions in the US.