Award-Winning Beer


Titletown Brewing Company has claimed medals at each of the three Great American Beer Festival Competitions.  The GABF is the largest national beer competition, recognizing the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.

At the 2010 GABF we claimed our first gold, for our “Boathouse Pilsner”, entered under Bohemian-Style Pilsner. We brewed this golden, hoppy, Bohemian-style lager from 100% Czech-grown floor-malted barley, spicy Saaz hops, clean, soft water, and the original pilsner yeast strain.  Rich grainy malt notes support pronounced yet soft and rounded hop character; months of lagering create a smooth, clean palate.

In 2009, Titletown earned a bronze medal in the German-style Schwarzbier category for its Dark Helmet Schwartzbier.  This German-style black lager has a rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and toasted malt, medium-full body, and a roasty yet smooth finish.  Brewmaster David Oldenburg created the recipe for this year-round offering during his homebrewing days and tweaked it during his career at Titletown.

In 2008, Titletown won a silver medal in the German-style altbier category for Railyard Ale, a Düsseldorf altbier characterized by assertive hop character, rich malt flavor, and a crisp, dry finish.  Altbier (German for "old beer") is a hybrid style which combines the complexity of ale with the smooth palate of lager.

Great American Beer Festival Competition winners are selected by an international panel of brewing experts from an impressive field of approximately 3,000 entries and 500 breweries.

"The Great American Beer Festival is the premier judging event for the American craft beer industry," says Nancy Johnson, Festival Director.  The Great American Beer Festival has been held every year since 1982 and is presented by the Brewers Association, a not-for- profit educational and trade association for craft brewers. Visit to learn more.

Titletown has previously received medals for its beers at the World Beer Cup as well as numerous other local and regional awards