Wisconsin’s Capital Brewery releases Frankfest Beer draft-only beer.
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- Production - Regional
7734 Terrace Ave
Middleton, WI 53562-3163 United States
Capital Brewery brewed the first batch of beer, a pilsner, in the spring of 1986 and was founded to brew traditional German style lager beer in America. It has branched out to include American style ales, barrel aged beers, and now brews four distinct IPA’s.
Capital is committed to sustainability and installed solar electric panels in April of 2014. Spent grain is provided to feed cattle raised by an area farmer. The Capital Brewery Bike Club was formed in 2009 and now over 100 riders meet regularly at the Brewery every Tuesday and Thursday when the weather is pleasant.
The Capital Beer Garden is open April through October and often hosts live music as well as numerous public and private events. It is known as ‘Middleton’s Backyard’ and typically attracts over 1500 patrons on Fridays, May through September.
The indoor Bier Stube is open during the winter months (approximately Nov- April) and is also available for private events. Tours of the facility may be scheduled on its website.
MEET THE BREWMASTER
Ashley Kinart is a UW Madison graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She then received an International Brewing Diploma from the Siebel Institute of Technology at the Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany.
Ashley, who grew up in Brookfield, WI, is also a member of the Pink Boots Society. The Pink Boots Society is a national organization that empowers women beer professionals to advance their careers in the beer industry through education.
Her Fishin’ in the Dark was an overnight sensation, soon followed by Schwarz in a Box, King George and Grateful Red IPA.
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Are you ready to dig out the blankets and winter duds? Did you put a snow shovel in your trunk? Where is that one ice scraper that really works? It’s Winter Skal Time brother, and it is being released to the market on November 1, 2017.
Capital Brewery Co., Inc. is happy to announce the 2017 release of Autumnal Fire – a 26 medal (19 of them Gold!) award winning Märzen-style doppelbock.
Capital Brewery Co., Inc. has teamed up with the Capital Off-Road Pathfinders (CORP) to offer Capital Off Road iPa.
Do you like beer? Do you like cheese? If you answered ‘Yes’ to both you are in luck! – Merkts (a division of Bel Brands USA) now produces two unique craft beer cheese offerings: Merkts Beer Cheese with Capital Supper Club Beer and Merkts Beer Cheese with Capital Mutiny IPA Beer.
Capital Brewery is releasing a very limited, tap-only, version of their Dark Doppelbock that has been aged in Cabernet Barrels. Available at Capital Brewery and a handful of bars and restaurants starting the first week of December.
Want to support bats on Halloween eve? A special Bat-Oberfest brew will be on tap as Capital Brewery Co., Inc. hosts a Halloween pre-party to raise awareness and money for work to conserve Wisconsin bats.
Capital Brewery Winter Skål is being released to the market on November 1, 2016.
To kick off its 30th Anniversary of brewing award winning beers, Capital Brewery Co., Inc. is releasing a small batch of coffee and vanilla infused Garten Brau Munich Dark. This collaboration combines Colectivo Coffee with Capital’s most award winning beer, which just happens to be one of the first beers brewed by Capital in the spring of 1986.
Do you enjoy craft beer in cans? Is a 12-pack too much? Now you can have it both ways with many of Capital Brewery’s award winning beers in 6 Pack cartons! Capital Wisconsin Amber, Maibock, Supper Club, Ghost Ship, and Mutiny IPA are now available in both 12 pack cans and 6 pack cans.
The talented brewing staff at Capital Brewery has been producing quality, award-winning beers for almost three decades, and while the Brewery has always been known for its lagers, three India Pale Ales (IPAs) and one American Pale Ale were recognized at the recent World Beer Championship.
Ever wonder what a slice of pumpkin pie would taste like in a beer glass? Capital’s gold medal award winning Pumpkinataur returns just in time for cooler days and longer nights. Pumpkinataur pours a bright copper color, and yields a bold cinnamon and pumpkin aroma with a pinch of nutmeg. Its creamy pumpkin palate makes for easy drinking with sweet delicious flavors to compliment any holiday meal.
Middleton, WI—On Friday October 24, at the 2014 Capital Brewery annual wholesaler meeting, Brian Destree, Director of Operations, announced that Capital Assistant Brewer, Ashley Kinart, is being promoted to the position of Brew Master. Brian commented “I am very pleased that Ashley has accepted the increased responsibility that comes with her new role and I… Read more »
MIDDLETON, WI – It did not take long for Capital Brewery to break through the 200 medal barrier. Capital Brewery broke the mark with a gold medal for Capital Oktoberfest at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held annually in Denver, CO.
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Year Round Beers
|Wisconsin Amber||Amber Ale|
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No Longer Available
|U.S. Pale Ale||Pale Ale|
|Rustic Ale||Amber Ale|
|Island Wheat||Wheat Ale|
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5/4/2018 -- Middleton, WI
Open Season for Fishin' (in the Dark)
|Beer Release||Middleton, WI|
10/27/2017 -- Middleton, WI
|Educational Event||Middleton, WI|
10/8/2016 -- Middleton, WI
Capital Brewery Block Party
3/19/2016 -- Middleton, WI
2/27/2016 -- Middleton, WI
1/29/2016 -- Middleton, WI
|Beer Release||Middleton, WI|
1/9/2016 -- Middleton, WI
Bockfest Ticket Release!
10/30/2015 -- Middleton, WI