THE MEAD COMPETITION OF THE GODS

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul is the Valhalla of Mead Making in America. This competition will determine who is worthy of Valhalla. Come join our horde.

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THE MEAD COMPETITION OF THE GODS

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul is the Valhalla of Mead Making in America. This competition will determine who is worthy of Valhalla. Come join our horde.

Stay In Touch

Get Notifications about the competition by registering on the competition site.

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Inaugural Valkyries Horn Competition

Valkyries Horn competition strives to provide entrants with the highest level of judging and feedback using experienced and high-quality judges. This premier competition is run by mead makers for mead makers. We will provide a very high level of judging for your meads, including some of the best home and commercial mead makers in the world. However, we can’t do this alone. We would encourage you to volunteer and attend for what we know will be a very exciting event.

 

  • The competition will be held on September 27th and 28th, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Registration will open August 7th and go until September 7th. All entries must be received by September 7th.

 

We want your experience to be second to none! We’ll feed our volunteers, we’ll arrange for prizes that encourage you to join us as volunteers and entrants, and your results will be provided in a timely manner.

Sign up for the competition below and we will be in touch as the competition gets closer. We will be in touch as we get closer to accepting entries. We're also looking for volunteers to make this competition amazing!

News and Updates

Competition Lodging

If you are planning on coming in from out of town, we recommend staying at the Intercontinental in St.Paul, where we have a block of rooms reserved for $169 each. InterContenental : Saint Paul Riverfront, 11 East Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN Reserve your room

Styles

Valkyries Horn is accepting all mead styles from the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

This year there will be a special Valkyries Horn award presented for the best capsicumel mead!

The meadmaker who crafts the best capscimuel, will be endowed with the Surtrs’ Flame award.

Entrants will be asked to describe the mead’s heat level as mild, medium, or hot. Think salsa. If you’re unsure how to describe your heat level, use your best judgement. You will not be penalized. We ask for approximate heat levels to assist with judging, and to allow entrants to feel comfortable entering capscimels at both ends of the heat spectrum.

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Volunteer & Registration

The Valkyries Horn competition will be held on September 27th and 28th, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota with judging taking place at Summit Brewing. 

Registration will open August 7th and go until September 7th. All entries must be received by September 7th.

Information on lodging can be found here.