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Thank you for your interest in the O.M.G. Ohio Mead Competition organized by The BottleHouse Brewing Company, 2050 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

43 entries have been added to the system as of 9:29 PM, Sunday, March 24, 2019.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

CONTEST IS OPEN TO OHIO RESIDENTS ONLY

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any AMATEUR MEAD MAKERS living in Ohio age 21 or older. Entrees submittted from non-Ohio residents will not be judged or returned to entrants.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel of professional mead makers at the Ohio Mead fest (judging will be private).

If submitted, unopened second bottles will be available for entrants after the end of the judging at BottleHouse.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Paul Klammer — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

The BottleHouse Brewing Company is proud to have the following sponsors for the O.M.G. Ohio Mead Competition.

The Bottlehouse Brewery
2050 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights
The Bottlehouse Brewery
Award winning, community centric brewery, meadery and cidery. Focusing on barrel aged sours, real cider and artisanal mead
The Ohio Mead Festival
Skidmark Garage, 5401 Hamilton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
The Ohio Mead Festival
Mead is something that has been around for centuries and has yet to have it's place in the Ohio festival spotlight. Why should something so delicious have a smaller voice? We've been wondering the same thing!