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Capital Brewery expanding to new facility in Sauk City

New facility will increase production by 10 times

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison-area beer maker is brewing up a big expansion.

Capital Brewery will be able to make 10 times the amount of beer once its new $11 million Sauk City facility is complete.

Managers say they're growing while becoming more efficient. They'll even start bottling and canning their product.

"This industry's growing. Last year I believe it grew 17 percent, and it's been growing in that 10 to 15 percent for a number of years," said Tom Stitgen, Capital Brewery general manager. "It's becoming much more popular now, at 6 percent market share, in terms of total volume of beer that's sold out there."

Work will start later this summer in Sauk City to build new offices, a tasting room and an outdoor entertainment area. The company will also be adding jobs.

The Middleton facility will keep its beer garden and retail operation and brew specialty limited-release beers.

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