*This is the sixty-ninth post in an on-going chronicle dubbed the Great Wisconsin Brewery Tour. Follow the journey here.*
Titletown Brewing Company
200 Dousman St
Green Bay, WI 54303
Visit date: 07/16/16
1) How many different beers?
16 on tap, 20-30 new seasonals per year
2) How long operational?
1996 in original depot, 2014 in new building.
3) Why? (here, this, etc)
Local owners looking to rehabilitate an underused architectural icon back in the 90s.
Northeast and Southern WI.
5) What sets you apart?
“The ownership is right there with [the staff], working hand-in-hand.”
6) How did you get your name?
Packers and Green Bay, ’nuff said.
When the Green Bay Packers recently remodeled their stadium to increase the seating capacity, it meant many more thirsty mouths to fill with good local beer. With the unbelievable amount of space at Titletown Brewing Company, it seems they’re building to meet that need.
Titletown has multiple buildings taking up approx. 2 city blocks (and more on the way). It’s nearly its own town… a glorious, beer-filled town. We sat at the original 1899 Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Depot for dinner and our first beers.
The Depot was the original brewing space for Titletown, and is now houses their restaurant and a small brewing space. It’s still focused heavily on the railroad theme.
After our delicious beer-centric dinner, we walked across the way to the newer brewing area. Atop the tall warehouse is a giant, plush rooftop bar.
The views and brews up here are some of the best in northern Wisconsin.
A few levels down below the rooftop bar, we settled in for a flight.
Boozy and floral…but mostly boozy.
Hambone Maginney’s Pink Spoke Mango Blonde
A little tart, a little dry, but very juicy.
400 Honey Ale
Slightly nutty nose with a honey mouth-feel.
Dousman St. Wheat
Hefeweizen done well.
Johnny Blood Red
This is your Red baseline; judge all others by it. Slight malt, nutty, smokey.
Menage A T French Ale
Like a jelly-filled pastry: fruity and boozy.
There were hundreds of people spread throughout Titletown’s brewing complex. The scale of this microbrewery’s location is impressive; besides brewing, the buildings also play host to living, dining, and work spaces. If you’re going to name your brewery to pay homage to the success of the town’s legends, you better be founding an institution yourself. Titletown Brewing Company has that presence.