Capital Brewery’s Blonde Dopplebock has recently been awarded an unprecedented sixth platinum medal from the Beverage Testing Institute's (BTI) World Beer Championships, receiving a score of 97. The lucky revelers at the 2013 Bockfest held at the Capital Brewery Middleton, WI beer garden were the first to drink the Blonde prior to its official release to the general public on March 1. Some describe it as ‘pure liquid heaven’, and apparently on March 6 the BTI judges agreed.
Capital Hop Cream has been available for less than a year and garnered a silver medal. It was described by the judges as having a "pale golden amber color. Aromas of eggy fruit pastry, prom corsage, pink peppercorn, herbal tea, with a supple, dryish medium body and a roasted carrot and lettuce greens accented finish. A nice food beer."
In keeping with the ‘beer is food’ theme, the judges had this to say about the Capital US Pale Ale: "Bright golden amber color. Aromas of salt buttered toast, dried pears and oranges, and subtle baking spices with a crisp, dryish medium body and a lively grassy, lemon, peppery, leafy greens like hop finish." W
Brewmaster Brian Destree reacted by saying, “It is a tribute to the hard working brewing staff here at Capital that keep putting out these great products.”
The malty Capital Blonde Dopplebock weighs in at 7.8 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and 26 International Bittering Units (IBU) and is still available in 12 ounce bottles and on draft. It is only available March through early June while supplies last. Capital Hop Cream is 5.3 percent ABV with 34 IBU and is available in 12 ounce bottles and on draft all year around. Capital US Pale Ale is 4.9 percent ABV and 38 IBU and is available in 12 ounce bottles, on draft and in 12 ounce cans all year around.