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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 NameStyleClub
1stTom Roan
Co-Brewer: Nancy Bowser
Homebrew Is My Safe Word3D: Czech Dark LagerPrairie Homebrewing Companions

Best of Show – Mead/Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeremy OlsenPurply StuffM2C: Berry MeadSaint Paul Homebrewers Club

Winning Entries

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

1stRobert RysApparition1A: American Light LagerMissouri Mashers
2ndVincent RokkeViking Gold4A: Munich HellesPrairie Homebrewing Companions
3rdDarren PapekD'S Octoberfest4B: Festbier

Table 2: Category 2 - Pilsner (16 entries)

1stRyan StackCzech Pilsner 3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerCloudy Town Brewers
2ndShane KammererPeeve-Oh!5D: German PilsKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdEric MartinCzech Pale3A: Czech Pale LagerKansas City Bier Meisters

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

1stNicholas Slay2018 Märzen 6A: MarzenSt. Louis Brews
2ndSean McTigheThe Leonard6A: MarzenJoliet Brewers Guild
3rdVincent RokkeOctoberfest6A: MarzenPrairie Homebrewing Companions

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

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

Table 5: Category 5 - Bock (10 entries)

1stJason HuckEis, Eis, Baby9B: EisbockPrairie Homebrewing Companions
2ndJason HuckBock To the Future9A: Doppelbock Prairie Homebrewing Companions
3rdRyan StackDopple Bock9A: Doppelbock Cloudy Town Brewers

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

1stAndrew FrilingHop Acre1D: American Wheat BeerJohnson County Brewing Society
2ndNicholas BenoitSanctuary Kolsch5B: Kolsch
3rdRyan StackKolsch5B: KolschCloudy Town Brewers

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

1stDavid Thompson3fer2B: International Amber LagerFellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers
2ndPeter PolczynskiSpanky Mac Daniels7B: AltbierFellowship Of Oklahoma Alemakers
3rdBen SookyingAltered Happiness7B: AltbierThe Bru Club

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

1stEric MartinSparkle12B: Australian Sparkling AleKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndJoshua BoldtStumbin' MatildaPRX5: New Zealand PilsnerJefferson County Home Brewers
3rdRyan StackStrong Bitter11C: Strong BitterCloudy Town Brewers

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

1stGary BlackBlack's End of Watch17C: Wee HeavyJefferson County Home Brewers
2ndMichael Wells Irish Wake15A: Irish Red AleMissouri Mashers
3rdEric MartinHeed! Pants! Now!14C: Scottish ExportKansas City Bier Meisters

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

1stCalvin Aberle
Co-Brewer: Jon Rykowsky
Prairie King the Third 18B: American Pale AleMuddy River Mashers
2ndCalvin Aberle
Co-Brewer: Jon Rykowsky
Copperhead19A: American Amber AleMuddy River Mashers
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 MildJefferson County Home Brewers
2ndNick ShadelWelcome To Brown Town13B: English Brown AleBerks County Homebrew Club
3rdScott HirschMild Me This13A: Dark MildRiver City Brewers [MN]

Table 12: Category 12 - Porter (17 entries)

1stJamye & Cody NaramoreYou Can't Always Get What You Want13C: English PorterKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndTom Roan
Co-Brewer: Nancy Bowser
Parallelogram Porter20A: American PorterPrairie Homebrewing Companions
3rdMac Butcher
Co-Brewer: Colleen Boucher
Ball-Tick Porter - Now That's Scary!9C: Baltic Porter Fellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers (FOAM)

Table 13: Category 13 - Stout (30 entries)

1stChristopher Morrisey
Co-Brewer: Randy Davis
Roasty Black Mamba20B: American StoutMissouri Mashers
2ndEric MartinEight Sixty Six20C: Imperial StoutKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdJohn LongballaSweet Jesus Stout16A: Sweet StoutMinnesota Home Brewers Association

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

1stTyler WalkerHops A Daisy21A: American IPAMissouri Mashers
2ndDustin DetarAmerican IPA21A: American IPAPrairie Homebrewing Companions
3rdMatthew JosleynRite of Passage22A: Double IPAHub City Home Brewers

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

1stEdward CollinsWhite IPA21B6: White IPA Northern Michigan Homebrewers Guild
2ndTyler WalkerTailgater21B4: Red IPA Missouri Mashers
3rdAndrew FrilingCloudy Calico21B7: New England IPA Johnson County Brewing Society

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

1stGary ElliottWeisbock10C: Weizenbock Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK]
2ndPreston DolingerWasted10C: Weizenbock Pinellas Urban Brewers Guild
3rdBryce JohnsonBocked Landing10C: Weizenbock

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

1stDustin DetarTrappist Single26A: Trappist SinglePrairie Homebrewing Companions
2ndJeff MuseSlow Witted24A: WitbierSt. Louis Brews
3rdKen WentworthFord Girl Saison25B: Saison Southside Barley Crushers

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

1stMatthew JosleynIdentity Crisis28C: Wild Specialty Beer Hub City Home Brewers
2ndTyler Mangin
Co-Brewer: Jon Lewis
Zauberwanzen23A: Berliner WeissePrairie Homebrewing Companions
3rdPeter PolczynskiAuld Sourpussy23C: Oud BruinFellowship Of Oklahoma Alemakers

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

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

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

1stMac ButcherStark Americaner22B: American Strong AleFellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers (FOAM)
2ndDesiree KnottOld Ale17B: Old AleFellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK]
3rdMike & Stephanie ButlerBarley Legal22C: American BarleywineKansas City Bier Meisters

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

1stVinnie GiordanoVinnie's Berliner With Loquates 29A: Fruit Beer Suncoast Barley Mashers
2ndTyler WalkerMango Tango29A: Fruit Beer Missouri Mashers
3rdAmey PatwardhanPink Moose29A: Fruit Beer Lincoln Lagers

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

1stDavid ThompsonNew Mexican Cream Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers
2ndChristopher SkottegardChristmas Eve Warmer30C: Winter Seasonal Beer St. Paul Homebrew Club
3rdRobert RysHallowpeno30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Missouri Mashers

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

1stTyler Mangin
Co-Brewer: Jon Lewis
Toast Hawaii32B: Specialty Smoked Beer Prairie Homebrewing Companions
2ndEric Wentling
Co-Brewer: Jim Stroner
I Miss Bamberg6B: RauchbierJack Of All Brews
3rdJoshua BoldtResurrection Men32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Jefferson County Home Brewers

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

1stJason SchwartzCecil Was A Turtle34C: Experimental Beer Rochester Area Zymurgy Enthusiasts (R.A.Z.E)
2ndEric MartinGose27A1: GoseKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdMichael Wells Maple Coffee Seventh Trumpet 31B: Alternative Sugar Beer Missouri Mashers

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

1stPaul FowlerDry Traditional M1A: Dry MeadSaint Paul Homebrewers Club
2ndJeremy OlsenCoriander Honey M1C: Sweet MeadSaint Paul Homebrewers Club
3rdJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Jiggly Puff and StuffM1C: Sweet MeadLincoln Lagers

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

1stJeremy OlsenPurply StuffM2C: Berry Mead Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
2ndTyler Mangin
Co-Brewer: Jon Lewis
Raspberry 3.14M2C: Berry Mead Prairie Homebrewing Companions
3rdPaul FowlerBlack CurrantM2C: Berry Mead Saint Paul Homebrewers Club

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

1stChristopher SkottegardCaramel Apple MeadM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead St. Paul Homebrew Club
2ndJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
GozerM4C: Experimental Mead Lincoln Lagers
3rdMac Butcher
Co-Brewer: Colleen Boucher
Chile Today - Death Tomorrow!M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Fellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers (FOAM)

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

1stJeff LandersShow Me Your KittiesC1A: New World CiderUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndAmey PatwardhanApple Apple C1A: New World CiderLincoln Lagers
3rdNick ShadelShady's Apple CiderC1A: New World CiderBerks County Homebrew Club

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

1stKevin MeintsmaNew England CiderC2A: New England Cider Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndJeremy OlsenIcy ApplesC2D: Ice Cider Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
3rdRyan Schenian2017 Pf CiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry Primary Fermenters