Spooky Brewing Competition
the leaves fall each October, the
Prairie Homebrewing Companions of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN gather
together the best homebrew from the best homebrewers to determine who is the 'Great Pumpkin'
Hoppy Halloween Challenge held each year 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 2022
September 16th - October
October 3rd thru October 14th
per entry of 2 bottles
Awards Banquet with winners announced on
We will be accepting 400 entries in this competition this
year, but with so many variables we felt best raising our cap
from last year, but keeping it lower than our historical high.
BJCP 2015 Guidelines will be used
All BJCP categories of beer, mead and cider will be accepted
plus special Halloween Theme and Fresh Killed Hops categories
Categories will be consolidated for awarding medals
All beers placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd will win a Hoppy Halloween
Challenge Medal hung from a special hand-crafted Halloween
Special awards will also be presented for Best of Show - Beer,
Best of Show - Mead / Cider, Great Pumpkin, and winners of the
Fresh Killed Hops and the Hoppy Halloween Theme Beer
Hoppy Halloween 2021 Results
Halloween 2021 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 2013 Medals
or comments on Hoppy Halloween?