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UPDATE: Capital Brewery brings new attention to Sauk City


SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- Capital Brewery in Middleton is planning to build a second facility in Sauk City, bringing in new business and visitors.

Capital Brewery announced Tuesday the plan to build an $11 million, 50,000 square foot production facility on a village-owned property on Community Drive in Sauk City. 
Sauk City's village president Jim Anderson says the project could spark other interested business owners to come to the Sauk Prairie area, along with visitors from Wisconsin Dells, Madison and beyond.
"The village has several riverfront lots available downtown, and with Capital Brewery giving people another reason to visit Sauk City, we're prepared to keep this ball rolling," says Anderson.
Capital Brewery's president Scott Wiener says the new facility will allow the company to expand and produce new styles of beer. They'll keep the historic Middleton facility open too for the tasting room and beer garden, producing more limited release and experimental beers there.
"When [people] come visit a brewery, they want to drink the beer," says Wiener. "We want to provide a nice venue for them to actually enjoy the beer, and there will be music & things like that. We've been very successful with our beer garden here we'd like to replicate that."
Capital Brewery's general manager Tom Stitgen says the Middleton facility is just not big enough to meet demand. They'll be able to triple production in the first year at the new site.
"The new facility out of the gate will be able to do about 100,000 barrels and then once we add more tanks and we have a built in expansion there we can get up to 215,000 barrels," says Stitgen.
Capital plans to start construction this summer, with the hope the new facility will be up and running by spring of 2014.



MIDDLETON (WKOW) --- Capital Brewery in Middleton plans to construct an $11 million, 50,000 square food satellite production facility in Sauk City.

If final approvals go as planned, the operations will begin in spring of 2014.

The company says they spend six months researching sites.

The new facility will include a 100 barrel brewhouse, fermentation cellars, canning and bottling line, tasting room, warehouse, administrative offices, and an outdoor entertainment venue.

The Middleton facility and Bier Garten will continue to remain open as well.

Having the new location in Sauk City, will allow Capital to bring in visitors from Madison and the Wisconsin Dells areas.

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