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SAVE THE DATE: The 11th Annual Burgers & Brew will be held Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 at
Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave, Middleton, WI.
Join us for locally-sourced burgers, live music and craft brews!


Burgers & Brew will be two afternoons of local burgers and delicious craft beer! (What could be better?) Dane County's most popular chefs pair up with Wisconsin's talented brewers and farmers to serve unique, locally sourced burgers and satisfying Wisconsin craft brews. Each ticket is redeemable for three quarter-pound burgers and three short pours of beer. General admission tickets and REAP member tickets are $30 per person or $50 for a two-day pass. Tickets will be sold at the door for $35 each until sold out. Online ticket sales will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday (for Saturday's event and two-day passes) and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Early entry starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday. There are several ticket packages: 

T shirtsfulldesignNew Member Special! This ticket option signs you up as a REAP member, provides early entry to Burgers & Brew, and comes with a REAP t-shirt you can sport while you support all of REAP's programs. Your $45 REAP membership is tax-deductible. Cost: $90 (one-day pass)

All the Burgers, All the Beer: This ticket is for the true Burgers & Brew lover. Enjoy 12 burgers and 20 short pours of beer, early entry, and a 10th anniversary t-shirt. You'll  event get a special crown, so the crowd knows just how many burgers you devour. Cost: $200 (one-day pass)

Want a t-shirt? New REAP t-shirts that highlight the relationship between farmers, chefs, and consumers will be available for purchase at the event for those who do not wish  to purchase the New Member package. The shirts will be sold for $20 each while supplies last.

Interested in volunteering? Each volunteer gets one burger and one beer per shift. Sign up for volunteer shifts on Saturday or Sunday.

THE 2017 MENU IS HERE! Check out the delicious locally-sourced burgers and craft brew pairings and choose which three you are going to get with your general admission ticket! 


SATURDAY, JUNE 3: 4:30-7:30 p.m. SUNDAY, JUNE 4: 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Brasserie V + Restoration Cider
CIRC + Octopi/Third Sign
Cow & Quince + Capital Brewery
Fit Fresh Cuisine + Wisconsin Brewing Co.
Fresco + Grumpy Troll Brew Pub
Gates & Brovi + Sand Creek
Lombardino's + Karben 4
The Madison Club* + Lakefront Brewery
Metcalfe’s Market + Potosi Brewing Co.
Monty’s Blue Plate Diner* + Hinterland Brewery
Salvatore’s Tomato Pies + 3 Sheeps Brewing
Willy Street CO-OP* + New Glarus Brewing

Dessert pairing:
Bloom Bake Shop + Sassy Cow Creamery

Samples from:
Nesalla Kombucha
Roth Cheese
Wisco Pop!

Adamah* + Rush River Brewing Co. 
Alchemy + One Barrel
Banzo* + Capital Brewery
Beans n' Cream + Pearl Street Brewery
The Cooper's Taven + Central Waters
Dotty Dumpling's Dowry + Tyranena
Forage Kitchen + Titletown Brewing
Gray's Tied House + Alt Brew
The Great Dane* + Great Dane Pub
Merchant + Furthermore
Mid Town Pub* + MobCraft
The Vintage + Vintage Brewing
Slide Chips

Dessert pairing:
Bloom Bake Shop + Sassy Cow Creamery

Samples from:
Just Coffee
Nesalla Kombucha
Wisco Pop!

*Denotes vegetarian burgers.















4:15-5:40 p.m. Clear Rocky Bottom 12-1:40 p.m. American Feedbag
5:55-7:30 p.m. Oak Street Ramblers 1:55-3:30 p.m. Hoot 'n Annie String Band


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2017 Burgers & Brew Sponsors          

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Edible Madison       T. Wall Enterprises        Summit Credit Union    Yelp


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Art & Sons    Just Coffee    Nessalla Kombucha     Sassy Cow Creamery        Wisco Pop!

Burgers & Brew FAQ

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Planning to come with a big group? If you are purchasing more than 10 tickets for either day, use promo code "BIGGROUP" to get $2 off per ticket! (Note: this only applies to general admission tickets. Members who would like to purchase more than 10 tickets should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Want to beat the lines? REAP members can beat the crowds and arrive 30 minutes early. Each member household can purchase early entry tickets for up to 6 people. Just select the Member Only ticket and enter your member promo code. Join by May 31st to take advantage of this popular benefit of REAP membership. If you are unsure of your membership status, or need to receive your promo code, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are tickets available at the door? Tickets are available while they last. Only one-day tickets will be sold at the door for $35 each (they are $30 in advance).

Can I bring my children? Yes, individuals under 21 are permitted to enter Capital Brewery but they may not redeem tickets for beer. Parents may, of course, share their burgers with their children. 

Can I purchase extra pours of beer? Yes. Extra beverage tickets will be sold at the ticket tent at the cost of $5 for 4 tickets. Capital Brewery's Bier Garten bar will also be open to the public if you'd like to purchase a full glass of one of their fine products. 

Can I redeem my beer servings for non-alcoholic beverages? Yes, you can. We will have non-alcoholic beverages available.

Will dessert be available? Yes! We are excited to offer desserts from Bloom Bake Shop and Sassy Cow Creamery. Dessert can be redeemed with two beverage tickets (either from your original allotment or from extras available for purchase at the ticket tent at the cost of $5 for 4 tickets).

Will there be vegetarian options? Yes. There will be at least two vegetarian burger options among the 12 stations each day. This year we are also encouraging chefs to participate in James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project which blends ground meat with chopped mushrooms - creating a healthier and more sustainable burger!

My friend wants to come but not eat - do they need a ticket to get in? No, the Bier Garten is open for regular business. Guests may come to enjoy the Bier Garten as usual.

May I split a ticket with a friend? Yes, you may purchase one ticket and split the three burgers and beers as you wish.

Is there a plan in case of rain? Burgers and Brew is a rain or shine event. We will have at least one large tent covering the service area and Capital Brewery has both outdoor and indoor seating available.