Capital's beer Summer Fest is a good craft from Wisconsin.

Summer Fest (retired)

Seasonal Summer Beer
5.6% ABV
Capital Brewery
Middleton, Wisconsin

Brewers Description of Summer Fest Beer:

“This wonderful beer has a deep golden hue and a smooth malty flavor with a clean pleasant finish. Imported German malts are used to create the flavor of this festive beer.

In summertime, when the sun hits the prairie just so, the glow is mesmerizing. Energizing. That’s how we feel here at Capital Brewery. The summer sun renews us. Our Bier Garten comes alive with music, friends, families and laughter. Even Chief the Weiner Dog watches as our brewmaster breaks out a new concoction, as approachable as summer itself.

Seems each new summer seasonal is a bigger hit than the one before. But summer doesn’t last forever. Every drop is precious. Still, when the sun sinks low and out of view, we don’t despair. We measure the rhythm of crickets in the air. We count our summer blessings. Because this isn’t anytime. This is summer – time to drink in the Wisconsin sun.”

Beer Summer Fest is a perfect patio summer brew paired with food.

Our Review:

In Madison the locals take drinking beer seriously and warm weather seems to only last a few days, so the summer beer better be good. Fest flaunts a murky tangerine color with a head that quickly fizzles away. The medium strength aroma of this craft beer pairs amber with orange peel sweetness. A spicy malty flavor is presented with at tingling carbonation toward the front. At the back find an orange / apricot malty sweetness. The aftertaste takes residence for about a minute.

Fest seems heavy and more suited for the evening paired with a meal rather than the hot afternoon.