Capital Brewery

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Brewery, Bar

7734 Terrace Avenue/ PO Box 620185
Middleton, Wisconsin, 53562
United States

(608) 836-7100 | map

Notes: 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.
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Ratings by rorjets:
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Reviewed by rorjets from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
Visited on the 4th of July in the early evening. The Taproom & gift shop were closed but the beer garden, which is quite large, was open. Great mixed crowd, from seniors to kids and families, along with the expected millennials. There was band playing, adding to the fun vibe. The beer selection was OK, not as extensive as other breweries I have visited but it was a holiday so it might have been a reduced staffing situation. I had the Mutiny IPA - nothing to write home about; and the King George Scotch Ale, which was good. I would enjoy coming back when the place was fully open, but the beer garden alone is worth the trip!
Jul 09, 2017
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Oct 04, 2020
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Rated by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Great outdoor beer garden with fast service. Beer is descent, just not my type of beer.
Mar 30, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Nov 03, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Oct 11, 2016
Rated: 5 by ScottHarrison from Wisconsin

Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by CoreyC from Wisconsin

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by adamranders from Wisconsin

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by Sprague67 from Iowa

Aug 02, 2015
Rated: 4 by mwaltz99 from Wisconsin

Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 4.47 by mkaili from Wisconsin

Jul 18, 2015
Rated: 3.49 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by jonesjere from Wisconsin

Jun 22, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by aubzachsyd from Iowa

Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 3.91 by djhowell from Wisconsin

Apr 30, 2015
Rated: 4.48 by rossracing from Illinois

Mar 30, 2015
Rated: 3.28 by BarrelAgedG from California

Feb 25, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by redleg411 from Wisconsin

Feb 06, 2015
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Reviewed by qcbrewer from North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Note on the vibe - I was only inside due to the 15 degree weather outside. I see very clearly that they have a really nice looking beer garden. I just think the over all atmosphere is lacking on the inside. The hallway to the tap room however is pretty neat because it shows the massive amount of awards they've acquired through the years.
Jan 13, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Dec 20, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by SeattleBoB76 from Washington

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by twb0392 from Wisconsin

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 3.4 by TheArtOfWort from Wisconsin

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Farral from Wisconsin

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 3 by Jason from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by NJB145 from Michigan

Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by scaliasux from Wisconsin

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas

Oct 10, 2014
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Rated by simplejj81 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5%
Good beer, but I've never had anything here that amazes me.
Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by barrettshoults from Wisconsin

Sep 03, 2014
Rated: 4 by justinrphillips from Wisconsin

Aug 31, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by stouts4me from Illinois

Aug 24, 2014
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Reviewed by Chaz from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
Visited the brewery back in 2009.

It made for a fun little side-visit in-between the tour of the old Huber (now-Minhas) Brewery in Monroe and the nearby New Glarus brewery.

The tour itself was fun if a bit perfunctory; No brewing or packaging operations were taking place on my visit -- unlike at the other two, nearby breweries. It was really just a spin through the building and grounds/beer garden (very nice beer garden with live music!) along with a couple of small samples served in itty-bitty logo-printed "mugs" -- tasting glasses the size of shot glasses! Not bad for $3 (or whatever nominal fee I paid), but as Capital had for years been participating in a significant program of alternating proprietorship with Stevens Point Brewing, I really wish that I had asked a little about that arrangement -- it would've been much more educational for me in the long run.

Capital is a solid brewery, and I will always enjoy re-visiting their brands.
Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jwenzel019 from Wisconsin

Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2014
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