Hoppy Halloween Challenge
Awards Banquet 2023

Saturday October 28th 2023 - 5:30 PM
Country Inn and Suites, 3316 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND



Tickets are $25/person and it includes the meal, dessert, and raffle tickets for door prizes.  Purchase Tickets Here


Guest Speaker

Gordon Strong

President Emeritus of the BJCP

Gordon Strong is author of Modern Homebrew Recipes: Exploring Styles and Contemporary Techniques (Brewers Publications, 2015) and Brewing Better Beer: Master Lessons for Advanced Homebrewers (Brewers Publications, 2011), is the only three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award.

He is the President Emeritus of the Beer Judge Certification Program, and principal author of the BJCP Style Guidelines and the BJCP Mead Exam Study Guide.

Gordon is the technical editor and a commercial calibration panelist for Zymurgy magazine and is a frequent contributor to other brewing and beer publications.


Banquet Timeline of Events (CDT):

4:00 pm - Live Theme Beer Judging

5:30 pm - Dinner

7:00 pm - Speaker takes the stage

~8:00 pm - Awards Presentation


Banquet Menu:

To be announced








Hoppy Halloween 2013 guest speaker Stan Hieronymus






Places of Interest

Visiting Fargo for Hoppy Halloween?  Here are some places you might want to stop by and get a meal and a beer or do some shopping (and some spots your spouse might like too).  Click on the link at the bottom for a full page view with more info.  Zoom out to see the whole F/M area.

Orange - The Country Inn & Suites where the judging and Banquet take place

Red - Breweries

Green - Bars and Restaurants with good beer

Blue - Liquor stores

Yellow - Hotels that help sponsor Hoppy Halloween

Pink - Interesting places to shop for spouses (and brewers) 



View Hoppy Halloween Points of Interest as a full page with a legend







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