Titletown Open 2019
Thank you for your interest in the Titletown Open 2019 organized by The Green Bay Rackers, Green Bay, WI.
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.
Judge and Steward Registration is Open
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JUDGING IS NOT OPEN TO THE CONTESTANTS OR THE PUBLIC DUE TO FACILITY SIZE RESTRICTIONS AND SAFETY CONCERNS.
This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any homebrewer age 21 or older.
For administrative reasons, we are not allowing mail-in entries this year. ALL entries must be dropped off by the deadline at the designated locations.
All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
The competition organizers are not responsible for miscategorized entries, dropped-off entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each entry will have at least one BJCP judge.
Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
For the sake of judging, the standard 2015 BJCP styles
will be placed in the following tables:
1. Light/Golden Ales & Lagers
BJCP Categories: 1a-c, 2a, 3a-b, 4a, 5a-d, 11a-c, 12a-b, 18a, Piwo Grodziskie, Pre-Prohibition Lager
2. Mild Amber/Brown/Dark Beers
BJCP Categories: 2b-c, 3c-d, 4b-c, 6a, 6c, 7a-c, 8a-b, 13a-b, 14a-c, 15a, 19a-c, Kentucky Common, London Brown Ale
3. Porter & Stout
BJCP Categories: 13c, 15b-c, 16a-d, 20a-b, Pre-Prohibition Porter
4. Hop-forward Pale Ales
BJCP Categories: 12c, 18b, 21a-b(1-6)
5. Wheat/Rye/Other Grain Beers
BJCP Categories: 1d, 10a-c, 31a-b (requires specification of grains and/or sugars used),
Roggenbier, Sahti, Gose
6. Strong Beers
BJCP Categories: 9a-c, 17a-d, 20c, 22a-d
7. Belgian & French Ales
BJCP Categories: 24a-c, 25a-c, 26a-d
8. Fruit/Spice/Veg/Herb beers
BJCP Categories: 29a-c, 30a-c (Must state a BASE BJCP style AND all other ingredients in
9. Specialty Beers
BJCP Categories: 6b, 32a-b, 33a-b, 34a*-c***
Must state a BASE BJCP style AND all other ingredients in each entry.
*34a The entrant must specify the name of the commercial beer being cloned,
specifications (vital statistics) for the beer, and either a brief sensory description or a list of
ingredients used in making the beer.
** 34b The entrant must specify the styles being mixed. The entrant may provide an
additional description of the sensory profile of profile of the beer or the vital statistics of the resulting beer.
*** 34c The entrant must specify the special nature of the experimental beer, including the special ingredients or processes that make it not fit elsewhere in the guidelines. The entrant must provide vital statistics for the beer, and either a brief sensory description or a list of ingredients used in making the beer.
10. Sour Beers
BJCP Categories: 23a-f, 28a*-c***, Lichtenhainer
*28a -The entrant must specify either a base beer style (Classic Style, or a generic style family) or provide a description of the ingredients/specs/desired character. The entrant must specify if a 100% Brett fermentation was conducted. The entrant may specify the strain(s) of Brettanomyces used.
**28b - The entrant must specify a description of the beer, identifying the yeast/bacteria used and either a base style or the ingredients/specs/target character of the beer.
***28c - Entrant must specify the type of fruit, spice, herb, or wood used. Entrant must specify a description of the beer, identifying the yeast/bacteria used and either a base style or the ingredients/specs/target character of the beer. A general description of the special nature of the beer can cover all the required items.
11. Rackers Annual Challenge
Beginning in 2014 (the TTO’s 20th anniversary,) the club has added an annual challenge category strictly for “grins & giggles”. No scores will be given and as such, not included in the BOS round. Entries will be judged in BOS style by a special panel of judges. BEER CAN ALSO BE ENTERED IN THE REGULAR CONTEST category. This entry must be a PAID entry to be eligible to win.
For 2019 the category is ...
“How much brew would a brewer chug, if a brew were aged on wood?” – Wood Aged beers only
NOTE: PLEASE SELECT STYLE 35A TO PLACE A BEER INTO THIS CHALLENGE
12. Back for 2019: the TENACIOUS BADGER CHALLENGE
Any style, but hops used must be exclusively TENACIOUS BADGER hops. You MUST specify the Tenacious Badger hops used. BEER CAN ALSO BE ENTERED IN THE REGULAR CONTEST category. No scores will be given and as such, not included in the BOS round. Entries will be judged in BOS style by a special panel of judges. You may purchase TB hops from their website and enter code "titletown25" at checkout for 25% discount. This entry must be a PAID entry to be eligible to win.
NOTE: PLEASE SELECT STYLE 36A TO PLACE A BEER INTO THIS CHALLENGE
13. REVENGE OF THE STEWARDS CHALLENGE
OPEN ONLY TO PARTICIPATING JUDGES! Each judge may bring ONE beer (any style) to be checked in by the contest organizer by Saturday, April 27th prior to the start of the morning round of judging. One bottle required, you need only state the style and they will be labeled upon check-in. Stewards will be given the opportunity to judge them in BOS fashion and a prize will be awarded to the winning judge. There will be NO ENTRY FEE for these beers. These entries cannot be entered in any category in the regular competition.
1. RACKERS members and JUDGES get first entry free.
2. Check, MO or PayPal only – NO CASH! Checks should be made out to the GREEN BAY RACKERS. The Rackers are not responsible for lost entry fees on entries left at drop-off sites. Any entry lacking the appropriate fee will NOT BE JUDGED.
The Green Bay Rackers are solely responsible for the conduct of this contest. All leftover beer, and empty bottles become the property of the Green Bay Rackers. Entry into this competition shall constitute permission for the Rackers to publish all results on their website.
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.
- Paul Chambers — Venue Lead
- Neil Froelich — Competition Coordinator/Registrar
- Whitney Froelich — Marketing Director
- Josh Jahnke — Committee Member/Backup Registrar
- Trevor LaRene — Judge Director
- John Parsons — Committee Member/Club President