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Capital Beer and Cheese Tasting

7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton, WI 53562


A visit to Madison is not complete without sampling our delicious beer and cheese. Start at Capital Brewery, Madison’s very first craft brewery.


Taste your way through three distinct beers, paired expertly with cheese from local purveyors.


Brewmaster Ashley Kinart-Short will lead you on a tasting adventure, where you will learn the stories behind exclusive beers not found in stores, how to sample them with cheeses, and why they pair so well.


Plus, you’ll learn the history of Capital Brewery and its German influences, and be able to ask questions in an intimate setting.


Come see, and more importantly taste, what’s brewing at Capital.


Based in the heart of Middleton, Capital Brewery is an award-winning brewery, founded in 1984. Since the beginning, Capital has brewed traditional German style lager beer, and has since grown to include American style ales, barrel aged beers and distinct IPA’s.


Brewmaster Ashley Kinart-Short has a BS in Biology and Spanish from UW-Madison, and an International Diploma in Brewing Technology from the Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Grafelfing, Germany. Fishin’ in the Dark, her first beer brewed at Capital, was an overnight success and won a Platinum award at the World Beer Cup. 


This is an Essential Madison Experience, a hands-on experience designed just for you. It’s authentic, immersive and uniquely Madison. Click to see the full collection.

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  • Cost: $45 (for 2 people)
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