January 31, 2015

The state of brewing

Excellence is on tap at Capital Brewery

Middleton MapIt’s no secret that Wisconsin is home to some of the best breweries on the planet. It should be also added that Wisconsin is home to some of the world’s best beer drinkers. The reasons for this can be traced to the German immigrants who settled the Badger State and brought with them centuries of beery tradition. Once upon a time, Wisconsin boasted hundreds of breweries. After years of consolidation in the industry, today smaller craft brewers in Wisconsin are creating beers that are regarded as some of the best in the nation. Middleton’s Capital Brewery is a brewery that’s helping lead the charge.

BockfestAn array of excellence
Capital Brewery produces an ever-evolving selection of beer. Many these beer varieties have won numerous platinum awards at the Great American Beer Festival and other top-tier competitions. The brewery has won 200 major awards in both domestic and international competitions in over 15 categories. It was also named Grand National Champion in the 2013 US Open Beer Championship.

What makes Capital Brewery special?
Beer aficionados who taste one of Capital Brewery’s ales or lagers often comment on how closely each beer holds to the standards of its variety. Some of the brewery’s popular beers include Supper Club, Capital Dark, Island Wheat, Oktoberfest, Lake House, Winter Skal and and Ghost Ship.

Tour the brewery! Take the tour
If you love beer, then you have to tour the Capital Brewery.

The Capital Brewery Tour & Tasting is a 30-45 minute BREW-VENTURE. Cost is $7 per person and includes a tour of the Capital Brewery facility, a commemorative glass and 4 samples or one pint of award winning beer. The brewery is located at 7734 Terrace Avenue at the western end of Middleton’s beautiful downtown area.


Visit the National Mustard MuseumDon’t forget the mustard
The perfect pairing for a Capital Brewery tour is a visit to the National Mustard Museum. Located just a few blocks from the brewery, the museum has a lot of mustard — in fact, more than five thousand jars, bottles and tubes from all 50 states and 60 countries.

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