Hoppy Halloween Challenge
Awards Banquet 2021

Saturday October 30th 2021 - 6:00PM



  • Tickets tare $25/person and it includes the meal, dessert, and raffle tickets for door prizes.

  • 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.


Guest Speaker

Eric Johnson
from Atypical Brewery and Barrelworks

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.

In 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 Halloween keynote.


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



Purchase tickets Online here

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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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