Brimming Horn Meadery’s mead-maker Jon Talkington has done it again, bringing home two medals from 2020’s Mazer Cup International. Brimming Horn nabbed a gold medal for Golden Tears dry traditional mead and a bronze medal for Belt of Hippolyta, a sweet traditional mead aged in oak barrels.
The Mazer Cup is the largest commercial and amateur mead-only competition in the world. This year saw more than 500 different commercial meads and 700 amateur meads from all over the world to be judged. The competition normally occurs in March in Broomfield, Colo., but due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was moved to Oct. 2.
This year’s wins total four Mazer Cups for Brimming Horn and Talkington during the three short years the meadery has been open. With two gold medals, one silver and one bronze, Talkington has been getting a lot of recognition for his traditional meads, which are only made with pure honey, water and yeast. These meads showcase the honey and show mead in its truest form.
Brimming Horn Meadery is located on Route 9, 28615 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy. near Harbeson, and is open for tastings and drinks every Thursday to Sunday.
For more information, go to brimminghornmeadery.com.