Cool times in the Bier Garten

Nothing says summer like a cold beer on a hot day. Enjoy an award-winning brew and a cool breeze at Middleton’s Capital Brewery outdoor Bier Garten! Add in free live music from a wide variety of local bands and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a summer evening. Here’s a look at what Capital Brewery’s Bier Garten offers, including a list of bands you won’t want to miss this season.

Cold drinks, hot music

At any given time, you’ll find around a dozen award-winning Capital Brewery beers flowing freely from the Bier Garten taps. Choose from a summer special like the Lake House golden lager, or a Capital classic like their Wisconsin Amber or Mutiny IPA.

Although the Bier Garten is a popular spot, you’ll never have to wait in a long line for your favorite brew. And come hungry! There are often food carts on site with everything from barbecue and soul food to pizza and pork belly. Grab a spot at one of the dozens of picnic tables and settle in for a good meal and a great performance.

There’s plenty of bike parking, and dogs are welcome every day except Fridays (and during certain special events).

See the brewery and Bier Garten in action

Upcoming live performances

Here are some of the bands you can look forward to this summer:

  • 7/12: Nate Gerlach & Friends
  • 7/13: Jake ‘O McClusky Band
  • 7/17: Madison College Big Band
  • 7/19: Scott Wilcox Band
  • 7/20: Plugged In & Scrap Metal Horns
  • 7/24: Robert J
  • 7/26: Xavier Lynn
  • 7/27: Natty Nation
  • 7/31: Derek Buckley

See the lineup for August and September

All aboard

Our free Middleton Trolley picks up and drops off right at Capital Brewery, so you can leave the car behind! The trolley runs from 5:30-10:30pm Monday through Thursday, 5:30-11:30pm Friday, and 3-11pm Saturday.

See the trolley route

Spend the night

Make a weekend of it with a night at one of our six clean, comfortable and eco-friendly hotels! Be sure to check for ongoing packages to save you some cash on your next visit to Middleton.

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