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Washington Mead & Cider Cup 2010 - WHOTY Qualifier PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dr Decoctor   
Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:57

RESULTS - 41 Entries


1. Tim Leber, Seattle,WA, 25C  Other Fruit Melomel, Reach the Peach
2. Tavish Sullivan & Laura Beck, Bothell,WA, 24C  Sweet Mead, Fireweed Sack Sweet Still Mead
3. Ryan Vereker, Bellevue,WA, 28D  Other Spec. Cider/Perry, Liquid Gold
4. Russell Everett, Seattle,WA, 27A  Common Cider, Lopez Island Cider 09

Traditional Meads  (7 Entries)
1. Tavish Sullivan & Laura BeckBothell,WA          24C  Sweet Mead
Fireweed Sack Sweet Still Mead
2. Tavish Sullivan & Laura BeckBothell,WA          24A  Dry Mead
Toasting Mead
3. Mark Tanner              Oak Harbor,WA       24C  Sweet Mead

Fruit Meads  (13 Entries)
1. Tim Leber                Seattle,WA          25C  Other Fruit Melomel
Reach the Peach
2. Mark Tanner              Oak Harbor,WA       25C  Other Fruit Melomel
Pomegranate Surprise
3. Tim Leber                Seattle,WA          25C  Other Fruit Melomel
Mary's Blush

Other Meads  (4 Entries)
1. Russell Everett          Seattle,WA          26C  Open Category Mead
Dandelion Belgo Pyment
2. Jeff Koch                Maple Valley,WA     26C  Open Category Mead
Cyser Cassis

Common Cider  (8 Entries)
1. Russell Everett          Seattle,WA          27A  Common Cider
Lopez Island Cider 09
2. Laura James              Peyton,CO           27A  Common Cider
Lauras Common Cider
3. David White              Olympia,WA          27A  Common Cider
Whitewood Cider Gravenstein Blend

Other Ciders  (9 Entries)
1. Ryan Vereker             Bellevue,WA         28D  Other Spec. Cider/Perry
Liquid Gold
2. David White              Olympia,WA          27B  English Cider
Whitewood Cider Kingston Black Reserve
3-T. Ryan Vereker             Bellevue,WA         28D  Other Spec. Cider/Perry
Autumn Sunshine Belgian Maple Cider
3-T. Larry Rifenberick        Kent,WA             28D  Other Spec. Cider/Perry
The Panty Dropper

Enter the 2010 Washington Mead & Cider Cup: Washington’s 2nd Annual Mead and Cider only competition, brought to you by the Impaling Alers on behalf of the Washington Homebrewers Association. All Meads, Ciders, and Perries will be accepted as defined by the 2008 BJCP Guidelines for categories 24 – 28.  (This is a WHOTY Qualifier).

•         Entry Fee:          $6 per entry – Checks made payable to Larry’s Brewing Supply

(2) 10-12 oz or (1) 750 mm corked or capped bottle per entry

•         Entries Due:      September 28th –  October 12th, 2010

•         Ship to / Drop Off:          Larry’s Brewing Supply (Closed Sun & Mon)

7405 S 212th St. #103

Kent, WA 98032

BJCP Judging will be held on Saturday October 16th, 2010 at Larry’s Brewing Supply (address above). Cork finished petillant and sparkling entries should have a crown cap or wire cage as well.  Entries of (1) 10-12 oz bottle will be accepted, but may not advance to the BOS judging if an insufficient sample remains.

Enter On-Line! Go to this link to register on-line and/or register to judge or steward

Bottle labels are available at  Each bottle needs a bottle label attached by rubber band; DO NOT USE TAPE!  Each entry will require an entry/recipe form available at:  Each  entrant should review the 2008 BJCP style guidelines available at to determine the appropriate category in which to enter their mead, cider or perry.  Default evaluation for undesignated elements will be as defined by the BJCP guidelines for mead & cider.  Entries will not be recategorized by the judges.  The strength, carbonation and sweetness of each mead entry MUST be specified, and carbonation and sweetness of each cider & perry MUST be specified.  Please consult the 2008 BJCP guidelines for the required information for each subcategory.

Any questions should be directed to the competition director, Tim Hayner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Additional info is available at and

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