Awards Banquet 2021
October 30th 2021 - 6:00PM
Tickets tare $25/person and it
includes the meal, dessert, and raffle tickets for door
We are requiring that everyone attending the banquet be vaccinated. COVID is alive
and strong in the Fargo/Moorhead region, and we are asking all
our attendees to help keep each other safe.
from Atypical Brewery
Eric "the Sour"
Johnson is the Co-owner and Head Brewer at Atypical Brewery &
Barrelworks in Minot ND. He graduated from Minot State
University with a Bachelor of Science Education degree
in 2010. He taught 7-12 science in western North Dakota for 10
years. After meeting his wife Ashley he began homebrewing in
the fall of 2013. Like many homebrewers, Eric soon began
entering multiple homebrew contests, including Hoppy
Halloween, and found some success. Eric met up with his
business partner Nick in the winter of 2016 and the idea for
Atypical was born.
the summer of 2018 Atypical brewed it's first batches of beer.
Eric continued to both teach and brew until the spring of
2020, at which time he retired from teaching to brew full
time. Since their birth, Atypical has steadily grown. Along
the way their London Fog cream ale has solidified itself as
their flagship beer, earning them the "Best Beer" award at the
2019 Donut & Beer festival in Bismarck and the "Best Brewery"
award from the North Dakota Brewers Guild Oktoberfest later
that same year.
Atypical has also
become known for their use of "out-of-the-ordinary"
ingredients and processes, including being the only brewery in
the state to consistently produce barrel aged, mixed culture,
sour and Brett beers. As a Hoppy Halloween alum, Eric is
honored to come full circle and give the 2021 Voodoo Hoppy
Banquet Timeline of Events (CDT):
4:00 pm - Live Theme Beer Judging
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Speaker takes the state
- More details to follow
~8:00 pm - Awards Presentation
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.
- The Country Inn & Suites where the judging and Banquet take place
- Bars and Restaurants with good beer
- Liquor stores
- Hotels that help sponsor Hoppy Halloween
- Interesting places to shop for spouses (and brewers)
View Hoppy Halloween Points of Interest
as a full page with a legend