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

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.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the Hoppy Halloween Challenge!

There are 423 registered entries and 595 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 2:35 AM, CDT, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).


We are currently planning an IN PERSON banquet.
This will be a ticketed event, including dinner and a speaker. More information will follow with details on this.
Entries are limited to 400.
This will include a PER ENTRANT limit of FIVE. We may consider increasing the number of allowed entries, depending upon demand and COVID activity in the region We are requesting 2 bottles per entry.
This marks a return to the normal requirements for entries.

The Hoppy Halloween Challenge held in Fargo, ND 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 2021 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.

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.

Judging Sessions and Dates

Icewind Brewing
Monday, October 18, 2021 7:00 PM, CDT

Icewind Brewing
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:00 PM, CDT

Prairie Rose Meadery
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:30 PM, CDT

Prairie Rose Meadery
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:00 PM, CDT

Country Inn & Suites
Friday, October 29, 2021 2:00 PM, CDT

Country Inn & Suites
Friday, October 29, 2021 5:30 PM, CDT

Country Inn & Suites
Friday, October 29, 2021 8:00 PM, CDT

Country Inn & Suites
Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:00 AM, CDT

Country Inn & Suites
Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 PM, CDT

Best in Show
Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:00 PM, CDT

Halloween Theme Beer
Saturday, October 30, 2021 4:00 PM, CDT

Competition Officials

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

  • Dean Gundberg — Webmaster
  • Kristi Halvarson — Judging Coordinator
  • Barb Nilles — Registrar
  • Corbin Rapp — Competition Coordinator