Thanks to all who participated in the Hoppy Halloween Challenge.

There were 580 entries judged and 374 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stTom Roan
Co-Brewer: Nancy Bowser
Homebrew Is My Safe Word3D: Czech Dark Lager

Best of Show – Mead/Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stJeremy OlsenPurply StuffM2C: Berry Mead

Winning Entries

Table 1: Category 1 - Light Lager (30 entries)

1stRobert RysApparition1A: American Light Lager
2ndVincent RokkeViking Gold4A: Munich Helles
3rdDarren PapekD'S Octoberfest4B: Festbier

Table 2: Category 2 - Pilsner (16 entries)

1stRyan StackCzech Pilsner 3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
2ndShane KammererPeeve-Oh!5D: German Pils
3rdEric MartinCzech Pale3A: Czech Pale Lager

Table 3: Category 3 - European Amber Lager (18 entries)

1stNicholas Slay2018 Märzen 6A: Marzen
2ndSean McTigheThe Leonard6A: Marzen
3rdVincent RokkeOctoberfest6A: Marzen

Table 4: Category 4 - Dark Lager (13 entries)

1stTom Roan
Co-Brewer: Nancy Bowser
Homebrew Is My Safe Word3D: Czech Dark Lager
2ndLinda Hamann
Co-Brewer: Hidewood Valley Brewers
Russ' Black Lager8B: Schwarzbier
3rdTyler WalkerSir Dunkelot8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 5: Category 5 - Bock (10 entries)

1stJason HuckEis, Eis, Baby9B: Eisbock
2ndJason HuckBock To the Future9A: Doppelbock
3rdRyan StackDopple Bock9A: Doppelbock

Table 6: Category 6 - Light Hybrid (22 entries)

1stAndrew FrilingHop Acre1D: American Wheat Beer
2ndNicholas BenoitSanctuary Kolsch5B: Kolsch
3rdRyan StackKolsch5B: Kolsch

Table 7: Category 7 - Amber Hybrid (11 entries)

1stDavid Thompson3fer2B: International Amber Lager
2ndPeter PolczynskiSpanky Mac Daniels7B: Altbier
3rdBen SookyingAltered Happiness7B: Altbier

Table 8: Category 8 - English Pale Ale (17 entries)

1stEric MartinSparkle12B: Australian Sparkling Ale
2ndJoshua BoldtStumbin' MatildaPRX5: New Zealand Pilsner
3rdRyan StackStrong Bitter11C: Strong Bitter

Table 9: Category 9 - Scottish and Irish Ale (10 entries)

1stGary BlackBlack's End of Watch17C: Wee Heavy
2ndMichael Wells Irish Wake15A: Irish Red Ale
3rdEric MartinHeed! Pants! Now!14C: Scottish Export

Table 10: Category 10 - American Ale (31 entries)

1stCalvin Aberle
Co-Brewer: Jon Rykowsky
Prairie King the Third 18B: American Pale Ale
2ndCalvin Aberle
Co-Brewer: Jon Rykowsky
Copperhead19A: American Amber Ale
3rdNicholas BenoitAmber Ale19A: American Amber Ale

Table 11: Category 11 - English Brown and Mild (12 entries)

1stJoshua BoldtTo Honor & Riches & Girls With No Britches13A: Dark Mild
2ndNick ShadelWelcome To Brown Town13B: English Brown Ale
3rdScott HirschMild Me This13A: Dark Mild

Table 12: Category 12 - Porter (17 entries)

1stJamye & Cody NaramoreYou Can't Always Get What You Want13C: English Porter
2ndTom Roan
Co-Brewer: Nancy Bowser
Parallelogram Porter20A: American Porter
3rdMac Butcher
Co-Brewer: Colleen Boucher
Ball-Tick Porter - Now That's Scary!9C: Baltic Porter

Table 13: Category 13 - Stout (30 entries)

1stChristopher Morrisey
Co-Brewer: Randy Davis
Roasty Black Mamba20B: American Stout
2ndEric MartinEight Sixty Six20C: Imperial Stout
3rdJohn LongballaSweet Jesus Stout16A: Sweet Stout

Table 14: Category 14 - American and Double IPA (18 entries)

1stTyler WalkerHops A Daisy21A: American IPA
2ndDustin DetarAmerican IPA21A: American IPA
3rdMatthew JosleynRite of Passage22A: Double IPA

Table 15: Category 15 - Other IPA (22 entries)

1stEdward CollinsWhite IPA21B6: White IPA
2ndTyler WalkerTailgater21B4: Red IPA
3rdAndrew FrilingCloudy Calico21B7: New England IPA

Table 16: Category 16 - German Wheat and Rye (18 entries)

1stGary ElliottWeisbock10C: Weizenbock
2ndPreston DolingerWasted10C: Weizenbock
3rdBryce JohnsonBocked Landing10C: Weizenbock

Table 17: Category 17 - Belgian and French Ale (34 entries)

1stDustin DetarTrappist Single26A: Trappist Single
2ndJeff MuseSlow Witted24A: Witbier
3rdKen WentworthFord Girl Saison25B: Saison

Table 18: Category 18 - Sour Ale (23 entries)

1stMatthew JosleynIdentity Crisis28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndTyler Mangin
Co-Brewer: Jon Lewis
Zauberwanzen23A: Berliner Weisse
3rdPeter PolczynskiAuld Sourpussy23C: Oud Bruin

Table 19: Category 19 - Belgian Strong Ale (19 entries)

1stMike & Stephanie ButlerThe Strong Dark Belgian26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndBob Lever
Co-Brewer: Rick Brandvold
Don't Make Plans25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rdSiddhartha ValluriLa VI En Blonde25A: Belgian Blond Ale

Table 20: Category 20 - Strong Ale (12 entries)

1stMac ButcherStark Americaner22B: American Strong Ale
2ndDesiree KnottOld Ale17B: Old Ale
3rdMike & Stephanie ButlerBarley Legal22C: American Barleywine

Table 21: Category 21 - Fruit Beer (21 entries)

1stVinnie GiordanoVinnie's Berliner With Loquates 29A: Fruit Beer
2ndTyler WalkerMango Tango29A: Fruit Beer
3rdAmey PatwardhanPink Moose29A: Fruit Beer

Table 22: Category 22 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (30 entries)

1stDavid ThompsonNew Mexican Cream Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndChristopher SkottegardChristmas Eve Warmer30C: Winter Seasonal Beer
3rdRobert RysHallowpeno30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 23: Category 23 - Smoke Flavored/Wood Aged Beer (16 entries)

1stTyler Mangin
Co-Brewer: Jon Lewis
Toast Hawaii32B: Specialty Smoked Beer
2ndEric Wentling
Co-Brewer: Jim Stroner
I Miss Bamberg6B: Rauchbier
3rdJoshua BoldtResurrection Men32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Table 24: Category 24 - Specialty Beer (29 entries)

1stJason SchwartzCecil Was A Turtle34C: Experimental Beer
2ndEric MartinGose27A1: Gose
3rdMichael Wells Maple Coffee Seventh Trumpet 31B: Alternative Sugar Beer

Table 25: Category 25 - Traditional Mead (10 entries)

1stPaul FowlerDry Traditional M1A: Dry Mead
2ndJeremy OlsenCoriander Honey M1C: Sweet Mead
3rdJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Jiggly Puff and StuffM1C: Sweet Mead

Table 26: Category 26 - Fruit Mead (20 entries)

1stJeremy OlsenPurply StuffM2C: Berry Mead
2ndTyler Mangin
Co-Brewer: Jon Lewis
Raspberry 3.14M2C: Berry Mead
3rdPaul FowlerBlack CurrantM2C: Berry Mead

Table 27: Category 27 - Spice and Specialty Mead (28 entries)

1stChristopher SkottegardCaramel Apple MeadM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
2ndJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
GozerM4C: Experimental Mead
3rdMac Butcher
Co-Brewer: Colleen Boucher
Chile Today - Death Tomorrow!M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead

Table 28: Category 28 - Standard Cider and Perry (11 entries)

1stJeff LandersShow Me Your KittiesC1A: New World Cider
2ndAmey PatwardhanApple Apple C1A: New World Cider
3rdNick ShadelShady's Apple CiderC1A: New World Cider

Table 29: Category 29 - Specialty Cider and Perry (11 entries)

1stKevin MeintsmaNew England CiderC2A: New England Cider
2ndJeremy OlsenIcy ApplesC2D: Ice Cider
3rdRyan Schenian2017 Pf CiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry

Table 30: Category 30 - Halloween Theme Beer/Mead/Cider (8 entries)

1stTom Roan
Co-Brewer: Nancy Bowser
A Devils Tail35A: Halloween Theme Beer/Mead/Cider
2ndTyler Mangin
Co-Brewer: Jon Lewis
Liquefied Pizza35A: Halloween Theme Beer/Mead/Cider
3rdTyler Cipriani
Co-Brewer: Blazey Heier
Unicorn Blood35A: Halloween Theme Beer/Mead/Cider

Table 31: Category 31 - Fresh Killed Hops Beer (13 entries)

1stAdrian EastwickWet Hop 201836A: Fresh Killed Hops Beer
2ndKevin WagnerTriple Hopicide36A: Fresh Killed Hops Beer
3rdTodd RieckMayflower36A: Fresh Killed Hops Beer