Monday, October 9, 2017
    Middleton, WI – Go to bat for bats during Bat Week this October by heading to The Capital Brewery Bier Stube and drinking a special brew celebrating Wisconsin’s beneficial insect-eating bats and their starring role in Halloween fun.

    Proceeds from sales of ‘Capital Bat House’ beer between October 27-29 in the Stube, 7734 Terrace Ave. in Middleton, go to the Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund. That endowment fund supports research, monitoring, and protection efforts for Wisconsin’s native bat species.

    A costume party on Friday Oct. 27 at the Stube offers a fun way to raise funds for bats and see live bats up close. Department of Natural Resources bat biologists will be on-hand to discuss bat conservation efforts in Wisconsin in addition to bringing by a live big brown bat and a straw-colored fruit bat.

    Doors open at 3 p.m. on Friday Oct. 27 and the Bat-Oberfest party starts at 4 p.m. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase at this event - open to people 21 and older. Costumes are encouraged, and the best dressed patron will receive a Bat Program certified bat house!

    “Bats and brews are a winning combination during Bat Week and Halloween,” says Paul White, who leads the Department of Natural Resources’ bat program. “We appreciate Capital Brewery and the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin partnering to help bats and we invite the public to have fun and learn through these special events.”

    Bat Week, Oct. 24-31, is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. Bat Week is organized by a team of representatives from across the United States and Canada from conservation organizations and government departments.

    Bat House is the seventh installment in Capital’s Sustainability Series of beer offerings.

    Founded on March 14, 1984, Capital brewed its first batch of beer in the spring of 1986. The company has received over 240 major awards in both domestic and international competitions in over 15 categories, and the beer has been available in cans since 1997. Capital was named Grand National Champion in the 2013 US Open Beer Championship, winning six medals.

    The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and public lands, while helping citizens connect with our state’s unique natural places.

    Posted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild at 6:26 PM | 0 comments

Raised Grain Announces Brewhouse, Canning Line Vendor
Friday, October 6, 2017

    Local company, ProBrew, to provide equipment for new production brewery.

    Waukesha, WI (Oct 3, 2017) — Raised Grain Brewing Co. has selected ProBrew, of New Berlin, WI, as the equipment manufacturer for its new production brewery. ProBrew will be supplying a fully-automated 20-barrel brewhouse, a state-of-the-art rotary canning line, a centrifuge with patented inline carbonation and a keg washer/filler, as well as ancillary production components.

    Raised Grain, Waukesha’s award-winning craft brewery, opened two years ago. They are currently in the process of a large expansion to meet the growing demand for their beer.

    “We selected ProBrew for their engineering capabilities. Initially, they were providing only our canning line, but as we got to know them and became more comfortable with their team, we realized the potential of working with them for much more,” said Dr. Scott Kelley, owner and brewmaster at Raised Grain. “We’re both relative newcomers to the craft brew scene, but we see this as a partnership of expertises.”

    ProBrew has been providing custom systems and solutions to the craft beverage industry for the past 4 years, including Shorts, Saucy Brew Works, Devil’s Backbone and many more.

    ProBrew’s parent company, TechniBlend, has been providing beverage processing equipment and solutions to companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, MillerCoors and Sam Adams for the past 9 years.

    Derek Deubel, President of ProBrew stated, “we are honored and excited to be working with the team at Raised Grain on this project. They brew fantastic beers with a deep commitment to quality, and our equipment and technology will give the tools to continue that tradition and also meet their growing demand.”

    “We’re both local companies, and there is tremendous value in that,” said Nick Reistad, owner and Sales & Marketing for Raised Grain. “We’re both pushing the Milwaukee and Wisconsin craft beer scene forward, and we’re creating and keeping jobs here.”


    Raised Grain Brewing Co. is Waukesha’s award-winning brewery. They are currently located at 2244 W. Bluemound Rd, Unit E, Waukesha, WI, 53186, next to Home Depot. Hours are T: 4-8, W: 4-10, Th: 4-10, Fri: 3-12, Sat: 12-12 and Sun: 11:30-6. More information can be found at

    About ProBrew: ProBrew is a Wisconsin company established to provide craft breweries with world-class, turnkey brewery equipment, systems and solutions. ProBrew is dedicated to supplying breweries with innovative tools and technology that help brewers produce great quality craft beer more efficiently, consistently and economically. For more information about ProBrew and its products and services visit: or email:

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