Spooky Brewing Competition
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'
Hoppy Halloween Challenge is known for its Medals hung from unique
All BJCP categories
including mead and cider can be entered, but
Halloween Challenge has 2 categories unique to this competition:
"Any beer with characteristics that would
identify it as being made for, and in the spirit of, Halloween."
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.
or comments on the Hoppy Halloween Challenge?
Hoppy Halloween Challenge 2018
The Devil made me brew it!
September 30th - October
October 13th thru October 26th
left at Twin Cities and St Cloud Drop Off locations
must be there by Noon on October
per entry of 2 bottles
Judging October 30th thru November 3rd
Awards Banquet and Winners anounced on November
2015 Guidelines will be used
BJCP categories of beer, mead and cider will be accepted plus
special Halloween Theme and Fresh Killed Hops categories
flight will have at least 1 BJCP judge.
will be consolidated for awarding medals and prizes similar to
how it was done for NHC.
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
will be shipped to the winners.
of Show Beer and Best of Show Mead/Cider receive themed trophies.
awards for Halloween Theme Beer and Great Pumpkin will also be
and Pay Online
register and pay for your
entries online. No more sending checks or cash in the
mail. Payment for your entries can now be done online via PayPal, and you
don't need a PayPal account either, all major credit cards are
Drop Off Sites!
Save shipping fees!
If you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul/St. Cloud areas, 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 at these locations
13th until Noon on Saturday October 20th
Brewer either location: 1150 Grand Avenue in St.
Paul or 6021 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis
Supplies: 5825 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis, MN
The Hop Shop:
3403 W Division St, St. Cloud, MN
drop off window for these drop off locations closes earlier than
the general competition closing date
is no Duluth drop off and pick up this year.
Halloween 2017 Results
Halloween 2017 medals and awards
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
Hoppy Halloween Sponsors
Halloween on BrewingTV
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.
had a great time and you can see all the fun he had in Episode
23 of BrewingTV.
Halloween 2013 Medals
or comments on Hoppy Halloween?