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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, October 6, 2023 7:00 PM, CDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, October 20, 2023 7:00 PM, CDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, October 6, 2023 6:59 PM, CDT.


Entry Fees

$75.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

35A Berry - Dry (Custom Style) 36A Berry - Semi (Custom Style) 37A Berry - Sweet (Custom Style)
38A Melomel - Dry (Custom Style) 39A Melomel - Semi (Custom Style) 40A Melomel - Sweet (Custom Style)
41A Fruit and Spice Mead - Dry (Custom Style) 42A Fruit and Spice Mead - Semi (Custom Style) 43A Fruit and Spice Mead - Sweet (Custom Style)
44A Experimental Mead - Dry (Custom Style) 45A Experimental Mead - Semi (Custom Style) 46A Experimental Mead - Sweet (Custom Style)
47A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead - Dry (Custom Style) 48A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead - Semi (Custom Style) 49A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead - Sweet (Custom Style)
50A Barrel Aged (Custom Style) 51A Session Dry (Custom Style) 52A Session - Semi (Custom Style)
53A Session - Sweet (Custom Style) 54A Varietal Honey - Dry (Custom Style) 55A Varietal Honey - Semi (Custom Style)
56A Varietal Honey - Sweet (Custom Style) 57A Wood Aged (Custom Style) 58A Honey Beer (Custom Style)
M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead
M2A Cyser M2B Pyment M2D Stone Fruit Mead
M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead  


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

There is a limit of 300 paid entries for this competition.


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 10 entries.

Each entrant is limited to 3 entries per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

The cost is 75.00 per entry.  We request you send three bottles, if you send bottles smaller than 10 oz (300 ml) each, please send four.   We prefer 12 oz beer bottles as they are easier to stack, store, and handle. However, we will accept whatever bottles you send.  Once again, sending only two bottles will not provide enough mead for the category and the BOS judging rounds. If one of the bottles breaks during shipping, there is no guarantee there will be enough for subsequent medal rounds. Three bottles ensure enough mead for a medal and BoS if your mead progresses that far.  Don't be that person who misses out on an award because you did not want to send enough mead. Also, remember that the BOS judges will be five to six judges!

You are limited to 10 entries per meadery.


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Monday, September 18, 2023 7:00 AM, CDT through Friday, October 20, 2023 7:00 PM, CDT.

Ship entries to:

KC Bier Co (Attn: Mazer Cup)
310 W 79th St, Kansas City, MO 64114

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.


Judging Sessions and Dates

Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.

Best of Show

The Best Of Show winner will be decided by the competition staff from the available judging pool.



Awards will be broadcast live via CrowdCast!

The awards ceremony will take place once the judging is completed; however, a location has not been determined at this time.  CDC and local government guidelines will apply to in-person attendance at the time of the awards ceremony.  Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.  Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Score sheets should be available for download by 11/10/2023.  Scoresheets will ONLY be available online through the competition download feature.


Awards Ceremony

Cinder Block Brewing
110 E 18th Ave North Kansas City, MO 64116
Saturday, November 4, 2023 1:00 PM, CDT