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 a category unique to this competition:
"Any beer with characteristics that would
identify it as being made for, and in the spirit of, Halloween."
How spooky can you brew?
Full rules for the Halloween Theme
Beer are available HERE.
or comments on the Hoppy Halloween Challenge?
Halloween Challenge XV
of the Mummy's Thirst'
October 27th 2012
were 533 Entries this year
from 30 States and 1 Canadian Province
of Show - Beer:
a Roggenbier from Steve Piatz from Eagan, MN and member of the
MHBA & SPHBC
of Show - Mead/Cider:
Honeycrisp Celebration" a common cider from Roger
Kee of Everett, WA and member of the Greater Everett Brewers
Niemeyer from Janesville, WI member of MHTG
Killed Hops Beer:
Ale" from Paul & Amy Ellenbecker, Minot, ND - Prairie
Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Baste" mead jello shot from
Al Boyce from St Louis Park, MN and member of the MHBA
List of All the Winners
of Show Beer:
Conical Fermenter & Chiller!!
to Steve Piatz who won Best of Show Beer and as a result, gets a Tri-Clover Brewhemoth
conical fermenter WITH a chiller. This 22 gallon (1/2 barrel)
capacity stainless steel beauty is a huge prize that should be on
every brewers wish list!
of Show Mead/Cider Prize:
Connection's Keg Kit
to Roger Kee who won Best of Show Mead/Cider and got a full keg kit donated by Keg
Connection. It includes a 5 gallon used Pin Lock Keg with
new O rings, all the hoses you need, a regulator and a CO2
tank. Just add beer and CO2 and you are ready to
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 2011 Medals and Awards
or comments on Hoppy Halloween?