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The Spooky Brewing Competition

As 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.

The Hoppy Halloween Challenge is known for its Medals hung from unique hand-crafted Halloween themed lanyards.

All BJCP categories including mead and cider can be entered, but the Hoppy Halloween Challenge has TWO categories unique to this competition:

Halloween Theme Beer:

"Any beer with characteristics that would identify it as being made for, and in the spirit of, Halloween."  

Fresh 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.
  

Questions or comments on the Hoppy Halloween Challenge?  

Email hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com  


 

 

 

 

18th Annual

Hoppy Halloween Challenge 2015

Witch's Brew

 

 

 

2015 Competition Results

500 Entries

 

 

Best of Show - Beer:

Keith Brady - "Chester Hopperpot" an American IPA from Eden Prairie, MN with Jack of All Brews

 

Best of Show - Mead/Cider:

Brett Glenna - "Ode To Chris Smith" an Common Cider from Lakeville, MN with the Minnesota Homebrewers Association

 

Great Pumpkin winner:

Sean Kampshoff from Minneapolis, MN with the Minnesota Homebrewers Association

 

Fresh Killed Hops Beer:

Aric Daul - "Wet Hop IPA - 2015" from Lauderdale, MN with the St Paul Homebrewers Club

 

Halloween Theme Beer:

Al Boyce - "Xenomorph Ale E.N." from St Louis Park, MN with the Minnesota Home Brewers Association

 

 

Full List of 

Hoppy Halloween 2015 Results

 

 

Hoppy Halloween 2015 medals and awards 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween Sponsors

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 appreciated. 

 

Hoppy Halloween Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween on BrewingTV

Chip 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.

Chip had a great time and you can see all the fun he had in Episode 23 of BrewingTV.

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween 2013 Medals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween is a participating competition in:

Midwest Home Brewer of the Year

Midwest Homebrewer

of the Year

  High Plains Brewer 2006

High Plains Brewer

 

 

 

Questions or comments on Hoppy Halloween?  

Organizers:

hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com 

Registrar:

registrar@hoppyhalloween.com 

Judging Coordinator:

judging@hoppyhalloween.com 

Webmaster:

webmaster@hoppyhalloween.com

 

 

 

 

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