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The Spooky Brewing Competition

As the leaves fall each October, the Prairie Homebrewing Companions gather together the best homebrew from the best homebrewers to determine who is the 'Great Pumpkin' of brewers.  Hoppy Halloween 2010 was featured on BrewingTV.

The Hoppy Halloween Challenge is known for its Medals hung from unique hand-crafted Halloween themed lanyards.

All BJCP categories including mead and cider can be entered, but the Hoppy Halloween Challenge has TWO categories unique to this competition:

Halloween Theme Beer:

"Any beer with characteristics that would identify it as being made for, and in the spirit of, Halloween."  

Fresh Killed Hops Beer:

"A wet hop beer made with fresh undried hops that displays the character of those hops in the flavor and aroma."

 

How spooky can you brew?  
Full rules for the special categories are available HERE.
  

Questions or comments on the Hoppy Halloween Challenge?  

Email hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com  


 

 

17th Annual

Hoppy Halloween Challenge 2014

Toxic Doom

 

Entries accepted October 1st thru October 24th

$7.00 per entry of 2 bottles

Judging October 29th thru November 1st

 

All BJCP categories of beer, mead and cider will be accepted plus special Halloween Theme and Fresh Killed Hops categories

 

  • All judging for Hoppy Halloween is done using glass tasters, not plastic cups.

  • Every flight will have at least 1 BJCP judge.

  • Categories will not be combined!  All 28 BJCP categories plus special categories will stand on their own and get their own medals and prizes.

  • All beers placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd will win a Hoppy Halloween Challenge Medal hung from a special hand-crafted Halloween themed lanyard plus will get a prize from one or more of our sponsors.

  • Prizes will be shipped to the winners.

  • Best of Show Beer and Best of Show Mead/Cider receive themed trophies.

  • Special awards for Halloween Theme Beer and Great Pumpkin will also be given.

 

 

 

 

Twin Cities Drop Off Sites!

Save shipping fees! If you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we have drop off points for you to leave your entries and the Prairie Homebrewing Companions will have them picked up and carefully transported to Fargo. No more broken bottles! No more sediment haunting your award winning entry!  

Drop off your entries between October 1st and October 18th at:

Northern Brewer  either location: 1150 Grand Avenue in St. Paul or 6021 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis 

Midwest Supplies: 5825 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis, MN

If you are not in the one of those areas but are in Minnesota or the Dakotas, contact us and we may be able to work out some way to pick up your beer if a PHC member is traveling  your way. 

 

 

 

 

 Awards Banquet

November 1st 2014

Costumes are encouraged - Prizes will be awarded

Results will be announced live on Facebook

Featuring Speaker

Russ Karasch

from
 Black Swan Cooperage

in Park Rapids, MN

Events will be held at the Howard Johnson Inn
301 3rd Avenue North, Fargo   701-232-8850
Ask for the "Homebrewers" block to get a discounted price 
if you reserve the room by October
5th.

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween 2013 Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween Sponsors

They have supported the PHC and Homebrewers with lots of great prizes that will be given out as part of this competition so give them your support and let them know that their involvement with the Hoppy Halloween Challenge is appreciated. 

 

Hoppy Halloween Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween on BrewingTV

Chip from BrewingTV was in Fargo for Hoppy Halloween 2010 and had a full weekend.  He covered 2 club brews, interviewed Susan Ruud about the club's yeast bank, talked to featured speaker Jamil Zainasheff, and covered Hoppy Halloween judging and awards including Halloween Theme Beer Judging.

Chip had a great time and you can see all the fun he had in Episode 23 of BrewingTV.

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween 2012 Medals and Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween is a participating competition in:

Midwest Home Brewer of the Year

Midwest Homebrewer

of the Year

  High Plains Brewer 2006

High Plains Brewer

 

 

 

Questions or comments on Hoppy Halloween?  

Organizers:

hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com 

Registrar:

registrar@hoppyhalloween.com 

Judging Coordinator:

judging@hoppyhalloween.com 

Webmaster:

webmaster@hoppyhalloween.com

 

 

 

 

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