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'
of brewers. Hoppy
Halloween 2010 was featured on BrewingTV.
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 TWO 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 2015
accepted October 10th thru October 23rd
per entry of 2 bottles
October 28th thru November October 31st
2008 Guidelines will be used
BJCP categories of beer, mead and cider will be accepted plus
special Halloween Theme and Fresh Killed Hops categories
judging for Hoppy Halloween is done using glass tasters, not plastic
flight will have at least 1 BJCP judge.
will not be combined! All 28 BJCP 2008 categories plus special
categories will stand on their own and get their own medals and
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
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 16th at:
Brewer either location: 1150 Grand Avenue in St.
Paul or 6021 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis
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.
are encouraged - Prizes will be awarded
will be announced live on Facebook
will be held at different location,
Inn & Suites
3316 13th Ave S, Fargo
Ask for the "Hoppy Halloween" block to get a discounted
if you reserve the room by October
If you are interested
in judging or helping out with the judging as a steward, please sign
up so we know you will be there.
Judging is currently scheduled for the following times:
- Wednesday October 28th - 5:45 and
8:00pm at the El Zagal Shrine in North Fargo
- Friday October 30th - 12:00, 2:30, 5:45 and 8:15pm at
the Country Inn & Suites
- Saturday October 31st - 9:00am and 12:30pm at the
Country Inn & Suites
Complimentary dinner served on Friday for all volunteers
Complimentary cold breakfast items available for volunteers on
Halloween 2014 Results
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?