Titletown Open 2019 Info
You can create your account today through Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00 PM, CDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00 PM, CDT.
You can add your entries to the system today through Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:00 PM, CDT.
$5.00 (USD) per entry.
BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|1A American Light Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A English Strong Ale||17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale|
|18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common|
|19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter||20B American Stout|
|20C Imperial Stout||21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA|
|21B1 Belgian IPA||21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA|
|21B4 Red IPA||21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA|
|21B7 New England IPA||22A Double IPA||22B American Strong Ale|
|22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine||23A Berliner Weisse|
|23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic|
|23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic||24A Witbier|
|24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale|
|25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single|
|26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose||27A2 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier||27A5 Sahti|
|27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter|
|27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer||28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer|
|28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer|
|29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||30B Autumn Seasonal Beer|
|30C Winter Seasonal Beer||31A Alternative Grain Beer||31B Alternative Sugar Beer|
|32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer||33A Wood-Aged Beer|
|33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34A Clone Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer||35A Racker's Challenge: Wood aged beers only (Custom Style)||36A Tenacious Badger Challenge: Beers brewed with Tenacious Badger Brand hops only (Custom Style)|
There is a limit of 150 entries for this competition.
Pay Entry Fees
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
- Check, made out to Green Bay Rackers
- Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal
Entry Acceptance Rules
1. All entries are preferred to be registered electronically prior to the published walk-in drop-off date.
2. Entries may be dropped off at sites listed on the contest website. However, please be sure that you are registered electronically prior to doing so.
3. All in-person drop offs (at Stillmank Brewing Co. on Friday, April 19 2019) will receive a goody bag with coupons and Rackers swag.
1. Entries must be in brown or green 12-16oz glass beer bottles with crown caps ONLY. Swing-top or Grolsch style bottles will not be accepted. Cans will not be accepted.
2. Caps must be free of markings or blacked out with permanent marker.
3. Two (2) bottles required per entry. A 3rd “insurance” bottle may be sent and is a good idea.
4. Bottles must be free of all non-competition or extra labels and markings.
5. Standard BJCP BOTTLE LABELS must be attached to each bottle with rubber bands. DO NOT use tape or glue.
Please take advantage of the tools on this website to print out your automatically generated labels and entry form. This will make check in quick and easy for everyone!
6. Entry forms are NOT REQUIRED if entries are pre-registered online. Walk-in drop-offs will require extra time to register if not pre-registered online, and will require a filled out entry form.
All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.
Limits on Entries:
The total number of entries allowed in this contest will be 150, not including beers entered by Rackers Members.
Entrants may enter only ONE beer per BJCP category EXCEPT in the following:
7C – Kellerbier: Entrants may enter one entry EACH of Pale and Amber Kellerbier
21B – Specialty Pale Ale: Entrants may enter one entry EACH of any of the BJCP-listed
We are NOT accepting mail-in entries this year; please use a drop off location listed on this site, or drop off your entries in person.
The chief judge reserves the right to disqualify from judging and award eligibility any beer entered if a specialty additive is deemed by the judges to be offensive, inappropriate, or so overpowering that effective judging of the underlying beer style is not possible. There will be no refunds for disqualified beers. Other reasons for disqualification will include but are not limited to:
(a) Violation of any contest rules
(b) Improperly labeled bottles
(c) Bottles where caps are not free of markings or blacked out
Standards and Judging:
The current BJCP guidelines will be used for judging. View the BJCP guidelines at BJCP guidelines 2015. Multiple rounds beginning mid-week of the published contest date will be held at the discretion of the contest committee and published on the contest website.
- Open to any individual or group home brewer(s). Professional brewers may compete as long as entries comply with Competition Rules.
- Entries must be brewed at home or non-commercial site. Entries brewed with commercial brewing equipment in commercial breweries, brewpubs or brew-on-premises are not eligible for entry.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, April 12, 2019 10:00 AM, CDT through Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT.
Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Best of Show
Best of Show Contest:
The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single overall Best of Show beer selected.
Beers advancing to the BOS round must meet the following criteria:
(a) All table winners with a score of 30 or higher will advance to the BOS round. As such, the minimum score for a beer to move on to BOS round shall be 30 points. The contest organizer (in consultation with the chief judge) may adjust the base minimum score up or down In the event that the average overall scoring of the beers is exceptionally high or exceptionally low.
(b) Judges may request other beers be considered for Best of Show.
(c) All beers that achieve a score of 40 or higher will be automatically considered for Best of Show.
Best of Show winner will receive a prize donated by one of our awesome and generous sponsors.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for all category tables in which there are at least four entries. In groups where there are less than four entries, the contest organizer shall determine how many awards will be awarded be for that group. WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL BEFORE THE RESULTS ARE POSTED TO THE COMPETITION WEBSITE.
Judge’s Special Recognition Awards:
Judges reserve the right to give special recognition awards to beers of particular note, regardless of their overall score or award placement. The contest organizer may choose to award JSR awards for clever beer names at his/her discretion.
The awards will take place Saturday, May 4th at 12:00 PM at Stillmank Brewing Company.
The Rackers will host a multi-club brew for area clubs to participate. After the awards we will kick off the educational event.
Awards ceremony is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Rackers reserve the right to judge flights earlier in the week if flight sizes warrant. JUDGING IS NOT OPEN TO THE CONTESTANTS OR THE PUBLIC DUE TO FACILITY SIZE RESTRICTIONS AND SAFETY CONCERNS.
Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.
Winners must be present to receive prizes. WE WILL ONLY SHIP RIBBONS.
Awards will be available for pick up during the multi-club brew. Results will be posted to the competition web site the day of the Awards Ceremony.
The Rackers will be hosting a multi-club brew where BJCP judges will be present to answer questions regarding judging. Left over contest beers will be available for tasting and discussion.