Thank you for your interest in the Hoppy Halloween Challenge organized by Prairie Homebrewing Companions.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:00 AM, CDT.


The Hoppy Halloween Challenge is open to any homebrewer from within the United States and Canada. Affiliation of entrants with American Homebrewers Association is NOT a requirement. Contestants will be considered as an individual entrant on the basis of person's name appearing on the registration form. Combinations of brewers should appear in the same order on all entries. Applicable entry fees and entry limitations shall apply.


A homebrewer may not use homebrewing facilities other than their own, unless brewed with the help of the owner of those other homebrewing facilities. Furthermore, in this case, the beer must be entered under the name of all brewers who helped. Beers brewed in commercially licensed facilities, brew on premise, whether for commercial research or production, or for any other purpose, are ineligible.

All entries that are shipped must received at the designated location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

The competition organizers are not responsible for miss-categorized entries, shipped entries that are not received by the

entry deadline, or entries that arrived broken or damaged.

Each entry should be entered according to the 2015 AHA/BJCP style guidelines. Entries must be referred to by category and subcategory letter.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. Each flight will have at least one BJCP qualified judge.  Judging will be done using glass tasters, not plastic.

The Best of Show will be determined by a Blue Ribbon Panel based on a second judging of the winners of each eligible category.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

If the number of entries approaches 600, the competition coordinator reserves the right to close registration and cap the number of entries to maintain the integrity of the competition.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Dean Gundberg — Webmaster
  • Kristi Halvarson — Judging Coordinator
  • Tyler Mangin — Registrar
  • John Wilkinson — Competition Coordinator