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24th Annual

Hoppy Halloween Challenge 2021

 

 

370 Entries
from 23 states and provinces

 

 

Best of Show - Beer:
"May the Schwartz Be With You" a Schwarzbier made by Brian Phillips from Nora Springs, IA with the Iowa Minnesota Society Of Brewers (IAMNSOB)

 

Best of Show - Mead/Cider:

 "That's Like ... Your Opinion Man ... #84.2" a Fruit and Spice Mead made by Kevin Meintsma, Wayzata, MN with the Minnesota Home Brewers Association

 

Great Pumpkin winner:

Caleb Meinke, Cambridge, WI - 15 Points

   

Fresh Killed Hops Beer:

"Mayflower" made by Todd Rieck from La Crosse, WI with the La Crosse Area Grain Enthusiasts and Related Specialties

 

Halloween Theme Beer:

 "Spook Brew (No Typos In This Entry.....)" made by Al Boyce, St. Louis Park, MN with the Minnesota Home Brewers Association

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween 2021 Awards

(L to R) BOS Mead/Cider, BOS Beer, Great Pumpkin

 

 

Hoppy Halloween Challenge 2021 Results:

Category 1 - Light Lager (21 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Wayne Doucette
Big Lake, MN

Helles

4A: Munich Helles

River City Brewers

2nd

Caleb Meinke
Cambridge, WI

Len's

1A: American Light Lager

3rd

Ken Wentworth
Lakeville, MN

To Helles And Back Again

4A: Munich Helles

South Side Barley Crushers

Category 2 - Pilsner (14 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Nicholas Benoit
St Paul, MN

Cross Czech Pilsner

3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager

2nd

Joshua Boldt
Festus, MO

Gravity Czech

3A: Czech Pale Lager

Jefferson County Home Brewers

3rd

Mike & Stephanie Butler
Olathe, KS

Czech Mate

3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager

Kansas City Bier Meisters

Category 3 - European Amber Lager (18 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Darren Vaughn
Tulsa, OK

Marzen

6A: Marzen

Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)

2nd

Joshua Boldt
Festus, MO

Rowdy Rooster

6A: Marzen

Jefferson County Home Brewers

3rd

Abel Pina & Greg Fitzgerald
Las Vegas, NV

Atomic Oktoberfest 21

7A: Vienna Lager

Americus Homebrewers Association (AHA!)

Category 4 - Dark Lager (16 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Brian Phillips
Nora Springs, IA

May the Schwarz Be With You

8B: Schwarzbier

Iowa Minnesota Society Of Brewers (IAMNSOB)

2nd

Travis Lott
Maple Grove, MN

Beer 2

3D: Czech Dark Lager

Brew Tang Clan

3rd

Mike Milne
Medina, MN

Dark Side of the Czech

3D: Czech Dark Lager

Brew Tang Clan

Category 5 - Bock (8 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Jason Huck
Fargo, ND

Doppleganger

9A: Doppelbock

Prairie Homebrewing Companions

2nd

Eric Martin
Lee's Summit, MO

Inebriator

9A: Doppelbock

Kansas City Bier Meisters

3rd

Jason Huck
Fargo, ND

The Eis Man Cometh

9B: Eisbock

Prairie Homebrewing Companions

Category 6 - LIght Hybrid Beer (13 entries)

Category 7 - Amber Hybrid Beer (6 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st Caleb Meinke
Cambridge, WI
Westfalen 7B: Altbier
2nd Adam Skjefstad
Big Lake, MN
Amber Lager 2B: International Amber Lager River City Brewers [MN]
3rd Darren Vaughn
Tulsa, OK
Hobier 2B: International Amber Lager Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)

Category 8 - English Pale Ale (9 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Giovanni Piva
St. Louis, MO

Smashing London

11C: Strong Bitter

STL Brewhogs

2nd

Eric Martin
Lee's Summit, MO

Timothy

11B: Best Bitter

Kansas City Bier Meisters

3rd

Jesse Lott
Apple Valley, MN

Protect Ya Neck

12A: English Golden Ale

Brew Tang Clan

Category 9 - Scottish and Irish Ale (5 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Simon Clark
Kansas City, KS

Gond

15A: Irish Red Ale

Kansas City Bier Meisters

2nd

Ed Bove
Bourbonnais, IL

Claymore

17C: Wee Heavy

Brewers of South Suburbia (BOSS)

3rd

Kyle Kiely
St. Louis, MO

One More

15A: Irish Red Ale

Category 10 - American Ale (14 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Brandon Kessler
Denver, CO

The Untouchable

18B: American Pale Ale

C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club

2nd

Marc Prichard
Edmund, OK

Brown

19C: American Brown Ale

Red Earth Brewers

3rd

Edward O'Neill
St. Louis, MO

Amber Waves of Grain

19A: American Amber Ale

St. Louis Brews

Category 11 - English Brown and Mild (6 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Matt Koval
Forest Lake, MN

Guttersnipe

13A: Dark Mild

2nd

Joshua Boldt
Festus, MO

To Honor & Riches & Girls With No Britches

13A: Dark Mild

Jefferson County Home Brewers

3rd

Kevin Rael
Tomball, TX

English Brown Ale

13B: English Brown Ale

Cane Island Alers (CIA)

Category 12 - Porter (10 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Matt Koval
Forest Lake, MN

Valkyrie

9C: Baltic Porter

2nd

Mac Butcher
Tulsa, OK

Porter Potty

20A: American Porter

Fellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers (FOAM)

3rd

Jesse Lott
Apple Valley, MN

Hard To Spot Micro Dots

13C: English Porter

Brew Tang Clan

Category 13 - Stout (19 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Jarrett Long &  John Bates
Arlington, TX

No Rain Needed In Dublin

15B: Irish Stout

Horsemen of the Hopocalypse

2nd

Scott Sykes
Plymouth, MN

Buffalo Soldier

16C: Tropical Stout

Motley Brue - Twin Cities Home Brew Club

3rd

Joel McGormley
Zionsville, IN

French Trader

20C: Imperial Stout

Category 14 - American and Double IPA (13 entries)

Category 15 - Other IPA (11 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Gerad Miller
Dayton, OH

Once It Hits Your Lips, It's So Good

21B7: New England IPA

Dayton Regional Amateur Fermentation Technologists

2nd

John Luhmann
Altoona, IA

Smg NEIPA

21B7: New England IPA

Iowa Brewers Union

3rd

Jason Freeman
Lakeville, MN

R.A.A.A.

21B: Specialty IPA

South Side Barley Crushers

Category 16 - German Wheat and Rye (12 entries)

Category 17 - Belgian and French Ale (18 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Dominick Dufner
St. Louis, MO

New Hit Single

26A: Trappist Single

STL Brewhogs

2nd

Jay Highfill
Prairie Village, KS

Lets Get Jiggy Wit It

24A: Witbier

Kansas City BierMeisters

3rd

Tom Roan & Nancy Bowser
Fargo, ND

Death Whoosh

25B: Saison

Prairie Homebrewing Companions

Category 18 - Sour Ale (13 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Adam Skjefstad
Big Lake, MN

Flanders Red

23B: Flanders Red Ale

River City Brewers [MN]

2nd

Cody Cannon
Jenks, OK

Old Brown

23C: Oud Bruin

Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)

3rd

Cody Cannon
Jenks, OK

Grapefruit Fields Forever

28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)

Category 19 - Belgian Strong Ale (18 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Kevin Woodcock
Sweetwater, TN

Three Dry Sheets

26C: Belgian Tripel

Blount County Homebrewers

2nd

Kevin Wojdak
Elk Grove Village, IL

Kick 2020 In the Ass Quad

26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Urban Knaves of Grain (UKG)

3rd

Tom Roan & Nancy Bowser
Fargo, ND

Nailed It

25A: Belgian Blond Ale

Prairie Homebrewing Companions

Category 20 - Strong Ale (10 entries)

Category 21 - Fruit Beer (4 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Kevin Rael
Tomball, TX

Blackberry Pomegranate Berliner Weisse

29A: Fruit Beer

Cane Island Alers (CIA)

2nd

Joel McGormley
Zionsville, IA

Tartnado

29A: Fruit Beer

3rd

Kyle Kiely
St. Louis, MO

Banana Bandana

29A: Fruit Beer

Category 22 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (15 entries)

Category 23 - Smoke Flavored/Wood Aged Beer (13 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Jarrett Long & John Bates
Arlington, TX

Aye Mate

33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Horsemen of the Hopocalypse

2nd

Giovanni Piva
St. Louis, MO

Devil’s Happy Hour

32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

STL Brewhogs

3rd

Alex Dropkin
Chicago, IL

Rauch Me Amadeus

6B: Rauchbier

C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club

Category 24 - Specialty Beer (17 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Gary Elliott
Bixby, OK

Anything Gose

27A1: Gose

Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK]

2nd

Kevin Olson
Raymore, MO

Common Cents

27A6: Kentucky Common

ZZHops Homebrewing Club

3rd

Jeff Landers
Hoffman Estates, IL

I Drink My Beer In A 40 Oz'er In A Paper Bag - Malt Liquor

34A: Clone Beer

Urban Knaves of Grain

Category 25 - Traditional Mead (7 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Tim Leber
Kent, WA

Dr. Quince

M1A: Dry Mead

Kansas City Bier Meisters

2nd

Nathan Steigman
St. Paul, MN

Recentibus

M1A: Dry Mead

Minnesota Home Brewers Association

3rd

Nathan Steigman
St. Paul, MN

Insula

M1C: Sweet Mead

Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Category 26 - Fruit Mead (17 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Matthew Mead
Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan U-Pick: Danube Cherry

M2D: Stone Fruit Mead

Michigan Mead Coalition

2nd

Matthew Mead
Grand Rapids, MI

Like Warm Apple Pie

M2A: Cyser

Michigan Mead Coalition

3rd

Matthew Mead
Grand Rapids, MI

Goodbye Moonmen - A Song By Fart

M2B: Pyment

Michigan Mead Coalition

Category 27 - Spice and Specialty Mead (16 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Kevin Meintsma
Wayzata, MN

That's Like ... Your Opinion Man ... #84.2

M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead

Minnesota Home Brewers Association

2nd

Nathan Steigman
St. Paul, MN

Najsłodszy Grzech

M4B: Historical Mead

Minnesota Home Brewers Association

3rd

Christopher Skottegard
Burnsville, MN

English Candy

M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead

South Side Barley Crushers

Category 28 and 29 - Cider and Perry (13 entries)

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

Category 31 - Fresh Killed Hops (5 entries)

Place

Brewer

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st

Todd Rieck
La Crosse, WI

Mayflower

36A: Fresh Killed Hops Beer

La Crosse Area Grain Enthusiasts and Related Specialties

2nd

Alex Williams & Patrick Williams
Kansas City, MO

Gutter Grown Grisette

36A: Fresh Killed Hops Beer

Big Easy Homebrewers

3rd

Vincent Rokke
Fargo, ND

Harvest 21

36A: Fresh Killed Hops Beer

Prairie Homebrewing Companions

 

   

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