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?
Halloween Challenge 2013
the bats are coming...
of Show - Beer:
Crane - "Thanksgiving Saison" a Fruit Beer
from Leawood, KS with the Kansas City Bier Meisters
of Show - Mead/Cider:
& Bob Ruud - "Your Father Smelt Of Elderberry"
an Other Fruit Melomel from Harwood, ND with the Prairie
Thomssen from Lincoln, NE with the Lincoln Lagers
Killed Hops Beer:
Roan & Nancy Bowser - "Grasslands" from
Fargo, ND with the Prairie Homebrewing Companions
Boyce - "Tripel Header" from St. Louis Park, MN
with the Minnesota Home Brewers Association
list of 2013 Results
of Show Beer Prize
Kit in a Can
from Keg Connection
Connection is donating this is a portable kit of everything
you need for your keg and it all fits in a 50cal Ammo can for easy
transport. It includes a new 20oz CO2 cylinder (empty) Single
gauge CO2 Regulator CO2 Hose set up with a shutoff check valve, beer
hoses setup, fully assembled with connector, faucet, and your choice
Autopsy, a Jatoba Stubby tap handle.
of Show Mead/Cider Prize
Zombie Killer work shirt from B. Nektar
Nektar donating the prizes for 1st place in each mead
category plus a Zombie Killer cherry cyser logo'ed work shirt for
the Best of Show Mead/Cider.
Autopsy, a Padauk custom bottle stopper.
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 2012 Medals and Awards
or comments on Hoppy Halloween?