Supper ClubMarch 1, 2011 Middleton, WI
Available: WI, IL, MN, MI, IA, MO, KS
Located in a former egg processing plant, Capital Brewery produced its first brew in the spring of 1986. Currently, Capital produces up to 16 different beers per year: eight annuals, four seasonals, and up to four limited releases.
Original gravity: 1048
Not bad,” it says on the label. With diminished expectations like that, how can you go wrong? Well…it’s not a real appealing aroma, a bit ashy, a hint of sweetness. But the beer itself goes down smooth and clean, with a malty zest that sticks around and makes itself at home. This could maybe use a touch more hop aroma and bitterness, just to crisp it up a bit, but like many Capital beers, it’s real friendly. Get some cheese curds and relax with it.
- Lew Bryson
For reasons I can’t quite fathom, text on the side of the Supper Club label reads “Not Bad,” which may or may not be what the brewery thinks of the beer. Either way, it’s a fair description of this rich gold lager with the sweet, icing sugary nose and clean, slightly rounded, straight-forward flavor of faintly honey-ish malt and gently drying hop. Not complex, not particularly memorable, but also not bad, I’d say.
- Stephen Beaumont
Lew Bryson writes about beer and whiskey from his home in southeast Pennsylvania. He has a family and two dogs. That's all you need to know.
Once described as “beerdom's Brillat-Savarin,” Stephen Beaumont is the author of five books and countless articles on beer, spirits, food, travel, and how it all goes together.
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