Spooky Brewing Competition
the leaves fall each October, the
Prairie Homebrewing Companions of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN gather
together the best homebrew from the best homebrewers to determine who is the 'Great Pumpkin'
Hoppy Halloween Challenge held each year is known for its Medals hung from unique
All BJCP categories
including mead and cider can be entered, but
Halloween Challenge has 2 categories unique to this competition:
"Any beer with characteristics that would
identify it as being made for, and in the spirit of, Halloween."
Killed Hops Beer:
"A wet hop beer made with fresh undried hops that
displays the character of those hops in the flavor and aroma."
How spooky can you brew?
Full rules for the special categories are available HERE.
or comments on the Hoppy Halloween Challenge?
Hoppy Halloween Challenge 2021
September 10th - October
October 1st thru October 15th
per entry of 2 bottles
Awards Banquet with winners announced on
Anybody who wishes to attend the banquet
must be vaccinated.
We will be accepting 350 entries in this competition this
year, but with so many variables we felt best raising our cap
from last year, but keeping it lower than our historical high.
If there is demand and we do not run into any COVID related
issues, we may allow more entries than 350.
BJCP 2015 Guidelines will be used
All BJCP categories of beer, mead and cider will be accepted
plus special Halloween Theme and Fresh Killed Hops categories
Categories will be consolidated for awarding medals
All beers placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd will win a Hoppy Halloween
Challenge Medal hung from a special hand-crafted Halloween
Special awards will also be presented for Best of Show - Beer,
Best of Show - Mead / Cider, Great Pumpkin, and winners of the
Fresh Killed Hops and the Hoppy Halloween Theme Beer
and Pay Online
register and pay for your
entries online. No more sending checks or cash in the
mail. Payment for your entries can now be done online via PayPal, and you
don't need a PayPal account either, all major credit cards are
Hoppy Halloween 2020 Results
Halloween 2019 medals and awards
They have supported the
PHC and Homebrewers with lots of great prizes that will be given out
as part of this competition so give them your support and let them
know that their involvement with the Hoppy Halloween Challenge is
Hoppy Halloween Sponsors
Halloween on BrewingTV
from BrewingTV was in Fargo for Hoppy Halloween 2010 and had a full
weekend. He covered 2 club brews, interviewed Susan Ruud about
the club's yeast bank, talked to featured speaker Jamil Zainasheff,
and covered Hoppy Halloween judging and awards including Halloween
Theme Beer Judging.
had a great time and you can see all the fun he had in Episode
23 of BrewingTV.
Halloween 2013 Medals
or comments on Hoppy Halloween?