Capital Brewery supports bat conservation with a special event on Oct. 30, 2015, at 5 p.m. in the Capital Brewery Bier Stube

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Middleton, WI – Want to see some real bats on Halloween eve? Bats and a special “Bat-oberfest” brew will be on tap Oct. 30 as Capital Brewery Co., Inc. hosts a Halloween party to raise awareness and money for work to conserve Wisconsin bats.

The Capital Brewery Bier Stube, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton, opens at 3pm on the 30th and the party starts at 5pm. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase and costumes are encouraged. This is a 21 and over event. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A portion of proceeds from the sale of “Bat-Oberfest’ beer at the Oct. 30 party, and from sales October 25 to 31 in the Capital Brewery Bier Stube, will be donated to the Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund.

A special showing of the film ‘Battle for Bats’, documenting the race against the clock to save bats from white-nose syndrome will be featured. The deadly disease does not affect people but has killed up to 6 million bats in the eastern United States since 2006 and is closing in on Wisconsin bats. Two straw-colored fruit bats and a native big brown bat will be in attendance.

“Bats are a big part of Halloween fun and this party is a way people can learn more about bats and give back to them,” says Paul White, who leads DNR’s bat program. “Bats need our help more than ever, and we appreciate the partnership with Capital Brewery and the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin to offer people a great way to help a great cause.”

“Bat-oberfest” is the sixth installment in Capital’s Sustainability Series of beer offerings. Founded on March 14, 1984, Capital brewed its first batch of beer in the spring of 1986. The company has received over 215 major awards in both domestic and international competitions in over 15 categories, and the beer has been available in cans since 1997. Capital was named Grand National Champion in the 2013 US Open Beer Championship, winning six medals. ‘Capital Brewery’ is a registered trademark of Capital Brewery Company.

Contact:
Cyndi Pisani – Director of Marketing
Capital Brewery
7734 Terrace Ave
Middleton, WI 53562
608.826.1091
[email protected]