Capital Brewery

Capital Rustic Ale

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I’m always up for a red ale. I like the way they look and taste and they’re typically hearty enough to be interesting, but drinkable enough to quench. Capital’s version, dubbed rustic for whatever reason you’d like to dream up, pours in that typical red ale way. Its ‘red’ is more of a pumpkin with […] ... [Read more]

Capital U.S. Pale Ale

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I haven’t thought about beer in a while. Now, its not quite as tragic as it sounds, I’ve drank beer recently, I just haven’t sat down and really thought about what I was tasting. Today, amidst Chicago’s 5th biggest snow storm on record, I thought it would be a good time to, well, think about […] ... [Read more]

Capital Dark Lager

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After a B+ pilsner just a bit ago, I was anxious to use the few moments when my daughter was napping to further explore the world of Capital Brewery. On my fifth venture into the brewery’s fine concoctions, I decided to dabble in the dunkel. Titled as dark lager, I poured it into my lager […] ... [Read more]

Capital Pilsner

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This one’s a gold medal winner. And not by my review, but by the Beverage Institute’s World Beer Championships of 2009. Anxious to put my yet-to-be-used pilsner glass to good use, I poured this Capital brew with anticipation. Pouring gently, but not timidly, the brew still gathered a nice puffy, white head just about 2 […] ... [Read more]

Capital Winter Skal

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After a couple of cups of coffee way past when I should have had them, I wasn’t as near as ready for bed as I should have been. And with sheets of ice covering the 4 inches of recently fallen snow and Elf playing on the TV, a winter seasonal seemed a more than appropriate […] ... [Read more]

Capital Square Series Tett Doppelbock

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I haven’t shut off my phone for months. I mean really shut it off. Hold the power button, slide the little red arrow and watch the Apple swirl until all goes black. Tonight, with a special release Capital Square Series brew in hand, it felt like the right thing to do. Within spitting distance of […] ... [Read more]