Capital Brewery: Kicks Off Summer Season Friday

Carl Nolen
Capital Brewery Company, Inc.
(608) 836-7100

Westside Andy and the Mel Ford Band Featured Entertainment

MIDDLETON, Wisc. – Westside Andy and the Mel Ford Band join Capital Brewery this weekend to kick off the 2006 Garten Season that runs through September bringing live music, community events, movies and comedy to entertain everyone.

“Our Bier Garten has come to be a gathering place for the people of Madison both young and old. We work hard to deliver a great experience to compliment our great beer. This year’s line-up is no different,” said Carl Nolen, president of Capital Brewery.

All events, which are free to the community, offer an opportunity to have fun with family and friends in a safe environment. Wednesday evenings throughout the summer will feature Good Neighbor Nights and Capital’s Own Big Smoke Cigar Night.

Friday nights feature a variety of live music to get your toes tapping after the work week. The season kicks off on Friday, May 26 with Westside Andy and the Mel Ford Band followed by a Songwriters Showcase on June 2.

“Saturday Night at the Movies” continues the outdoor experience of enjoying a classic movie on the big screen, complete with surround sound and a great beer. This unique experience begins on June 3 with the showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.” Other notable films for this summer include “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Rear Window,” “Strange Brew,” “Field of Dreams,” and “Best in Show.”

In its continuing effort to support the community, Capital Brewery will host several fundraisers throughout the summer benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the AMA’s Family Support and Resource Center.

Capital Brewery Company, Inc. is a publicly-held company based in Middleton, Wisconsin. Capital Brewery brews eight annual, four seasonal and four limited release beers amounting to 17,000 barrels a year. In November 1998, it was named the top brewery in America by the Beverage Tasting Institute of America, an independent panel of international beer experts.

A full schedule of Capital Brewery’s 2006 Bier Garten events can be found at or contact Monika Greenheck at (608) 836-7100.