Costa Rica Meadery Wins Gold Medal at Mazer Cup International 2019

Mazer Cup is the largest commercial mead competition in the world
SANTA BARBARA, Costa Rica - March 17, 2019 - PRLog -- Costa Rica Meadery, which produces artisanal mead (honey wine), in Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica, won a gold medal at the Mazer Cup International 2019, the largest commercial mead competition in the world.  The award ceremony was held on March 16, 2019 in Broomfield, Colorado, USA.

Costa Rica Meadery received the gold medal in the Varietal – Dry Category for Et Tu Brute, a dry, sparkling mead (13% ABV) fermented with honey from the Botarama (Vochysia Ferruginea) tree, which produces a unique, somewhat bitter honey.

The Mazer Cup competition is produced and operated by mead-lovers and enthusiasts who want to see mead restored to its rightful place as a mainstream beverage everyone can enjoy. Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages and recently has experienced a resurgence in popularity worldwide. There were over 350 commercial entries, including entries from well-known meaderies like Superstition Meadery, Moonlight Meadery, and Melovino Meadery.  Gold (first), silver (second) and bronze (third) medals are awarded to the best meads in each category.


"For a while now I've been wanting to make a great dry mead using the unique bitter honey from the central pacific tropical forest of Costa Rica. Et Tu Brute is just that! A fantastic dry sparkling mead from Costa Rica," said Mazer (meadmaker) and co-owner Alejandra Araya.

"I believe that Et Tu Brute is going to be a very successful product, perfect for the export market.  In the last six months, we have been pouring our meads in Paris and Barcelona and the public reaction has been very positive." said General Manager and co-owner, Michael Lindeman.

About Costa Rica Meadery

Costa Rica Meadery ( was founded in 2013.  It is the first and only commercial meadery in Costa Rica.  Costa Rica Meadery's goal is to produce the highest quality artisanal meads using unique and traditional ingredients from Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Meadery products can be found in Costa Rican restaurants, bars, grocery stores, liquor stores and online at  Costa Rica Meadery products are also now available for purchase at their Tasting Room – located on the grounds of the Ark Herb Farm in Santa Barbara de Heredia.

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