Capital Brewery kicks off annual Bockfest

Festival includes live music, beverages

Despite the cold, thousands of people flocked to Middleton Saturday afternoon to get the first taste of a local brewery’s seasonal beer.

Capital Brewery hosted its 16th annual Bockfest Saturday. The celebration promoted the company’s Blonde Doppelbock brew with some unique events.

“It starts out with the blessing of the Blondes, the Blonde Dopplebock,” Bockfest volunteer Ken Schaefer said. “They throw a glass of Blonde over all the people who are standing there, and then they have the running of the blondes.”

Bockfest included a 1K race, live music and Capital Brewery beverages.