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Door County Brewing Co. Releases Pallet Jack Cruiser IPA
Monday, December 26, 2016
    Baileys Harbor, WI – Door County Brewing Co. releases Pallet Jack Cruiser, its first full-time American IPA.

    “The name Pallet Jack Cruiser spurred from the reckless entertainment anyone
    who has ever worked around a pallet jack might be familiar with,” said Alicia Daubner, Director of Marketing for Door County Brewing Co. “You can’t help but get on one and ride it, no matter how illogical it may be.”

    The brewers at Door County Brewing Co. drew inspiration from such momentary breaks during their workdays and developed a beer worthy of such a break.

    “For Pallet Jack, we used Citra and Azacca hops to create a hop forward beer that was a little lighter on the bitterness,” said Danny McMahon, Head Brewer of Door County Brewing Co. “By showcasing flavor and aroma and keeping the ABV on the lower end, I see this being a go-to beer for a lot of people.”

    Pallet Jack Cruiser will be available in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana January 15, 2017.

    Posted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild at 1:32 PM | 0 comments

CAPITAL BREWERY PARTNERS WITH MERKTS ON CRAFT BEER CHEESE
Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Middleton, WI – 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.

    “I grew up in Milwaukee, and my parents served Merkts cheese at every party they hosted – and they had a lot of parties!” said Scott Wiener, President of Capital Brewery. “When I got the call from the fine people at Merkts I was more than happy to co-operate on this product launch” he added.

    Both products are aged cheddar cheese spreads, and are packaged in 7 oz. containers. You can find them for sale in over 14 states throughout much of the Midwest and Great Plains. More markets will continually be added as the product launch rolls on. Find it in your area by entering your zip code and either ‘7 oz. Capital Supper Club Beer’ or ‘7 oz. Capital Mutiny IPA Beer’ in the ‘Find a Flavor’ field at: www.merkts.com/Locators.aspx

    Both styles of cheese are also available in the Capital Brewery Gift House in Middleton, WI – just in time for the holiday season.

    Posted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild at 5:38 PM | 0 comments

Capital Brewery Releasing Cabernet Barrel-Aged Dark Doppelbock
Monday, November 28, 2016
    MIDDLETON, WI - 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.

    The 2016 Cabernet Barrel Aged Dark Doppelbock has been aging in fresh California Cabernet Barrels for over 10 months. This mother of all doppelbocks has been taken a step further. Notes of dark fruits and chocolate waft through the nose. The creamy, white chocolate foam tops the glass. The rich brown body hosts a plethora of dark malts and mysterious fruits. The smooth character of the body only accentuates these flavors.

    The Cabernet Barrel Aged Dark Doppelbock clocks in at nearly 8% Alc./Vol. making it a true winter warmer that, nestled between the dark fruit and robust chocolate nose and flavor, houses a real holiday spirit.

    This very limited release, tap only, beer will be available starting the first week of December at only a handful of bars and restaurants along with our on-site Bier Stube at Capital Brewery – 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562.




    Posted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild at 1:03 PM | 0 comments

Wisconsin Brewing Company has strong demand for new Badger Club Amber
Monday, November 21, 2016
    Verona, WI - Wisconsin Brewing Company’s Brewmaster is never satisfied, believing in a constant review of our beers. Earlier this year he decided to do a total re-do of our Golden Amber. “I enjoyed our Amber, yet believed there was much more potential in the beer” relates Kirby Nelson. “So I decided to take a new approach to the amber concept, changing the formula and raw materials, changing the yeast strain, and BOOM! The resulting liquid really came alive and became a brand new beer.”

    “The last time someone asked me what our break-through beer was, I said we haven’t brewed it yet. But, now if asked, I’d say our breakthrough beer is Badger Club,” said Carl Nolen, President and CEO of Wisconsin Brewing Company.

    Badger Club Amber contains Munich and Caramel Malts and Cascade Hops and is promoted as an approachable, easy-drinking, malt-emphasized yet balanced beer.

    Badger Club debuted at Taste of Madison and has been only available on draught until now. On November 1, state-wide distribution began in 6-pack bottles and in the Wisconsin Brewing Variety Pack.

    “We’ve noticed that far too many beer drinkers are asking for what’s new, not what’s good. If the initial response, and those asking for more, is any indication, this beer is pretty damn good.” Nolen added.

    Posted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild at 11:47 AM | 0 comments

CAPITAL BREWERY SUPPORTS BAT CONSERVATION
Friday, October 21, 2016
    MIDDLETON, WI – 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.

    The Capital Brewery Bier Stube, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton, opens at 3pm on October 28th and the party starts at 5pm. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase and costumes are encouraged. This is a 21 and over event.

    A portion of proceeds from the sale of Bat-Oberfest beer between October 28 and October 30 will be donated to the Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund, an endowment fund managed by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, to support research, monitoring, and protection efforts for Wisconsin’s native bat species.

    A special showing of the film “Battle for Bats,” documenting the race against the clock to save bats from white-nose syndrome will be featured. The deadly disease does not affect people but has killed up to 6 million bats in the eastern United States since 2006 and is closing in on Wisconsin bats.

    “Bats are a big part of Halloween fun and this opportunity is a way people can learn more about bats and give back to them,” says Paul White, who leads the Department of Natural Resource’s bat program. “Bats need our help more than ever, and we appreciate the partnership with Capital Brewery and the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin to offer people a fun way to help an important cause.”

    Bat-Oberfest is the sixth installment in Capital’s Sustainability Series of beer offerings.

    Posted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild at 6:03 PM | 0 comments

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