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Beer Available At Ale Asylum (arranged by most recent)
Ale Asylum Hopalicious 94, Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 96, Ale Asylum Limited #4: Belgian Table Beer , Ale Asylum Bedlam! 98, Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA 94, Ale Asylum Big Slick Stout 97, Horny Goat Double IPA , Ale Asylum Limited #3: Blood Red Ale , Ale Asylum Contorter Porter 89, Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 84, Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin 96, Ale Asylum Gold Digger Blonde Ale 39, Ale Asylum Limited #2: India Pale Ale , Ale Asylum Limited #1: India Brown Ale , Ale Asylum Sticky McDoogle 74, Ale Asylum ‹nshadowed 72, Ale Asylum Bamboozleator 44
heemer77 (211) Urbandale, Iowa | October 23, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
One of the brewers insisted that this was a brewery and not a brewpub. There are only sandwiches to be had for food. Also, they will be bottling 4 of their regular line up sometime in November 2006. The beers were solid, but the location leavers something to be desired. Not much in the way of decoration.
ElGaucho (207) Minnetonka, Minnesota | June 18, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I hadnít heard of this place until I saw Brigadierís rating of it. Since it was near Warner Park, and I was coming from a Mallardsí game, I figured it would be convenient. Interior is dark. Modern decor, nice free pool table, some leather couches. The bar area needs something. The bar itself is nice enough, but it is relatively short. There were only a couple of high tables behind the bar seating and otherwise youíre in the rest of the place. Outdoor patio is nice, but too small. Thereís plenty of space to expand it, but why didnít they do it to begin with? The large oak tree that covers the patio adds character, but prevents sunbathing while drinking. The exterior looks like a large warehouse. The parking lot is limited, although I believe there is plenty of free alternative parking elsewhere. Food was limited to bags of potato chips, although apparently they had some sort of free happy hour spread earlier. This is the only bar in the area, so itís going to need business from beer geeks, cuz it wont get it from people bar hopping or ambling by. Fortunately, their beer is very good; this place, beer-wise, was a true discovery.
kseecs16 (194) Naperville, Illinois | April 30, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely renovated and comfortably stylish space in an office/industrial park, but conveniently accessible off of 51. Parking was a little limited. Friendly staff and a diverse and interesting tap list. Smells like a brewery when you enter. I did not eat but food menu looked limited, though they some of the pizzas sounded pretty interesting.
CheersMate (146) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | April 26, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome place. I thought that it would be a lot closer to the downtown area, but itís, actually, very close to my hotel room. Great service. Their taps all all of their house beers, that is - no guest taps here, folks. Even though the aforementioned statement might seem discouraging, it shouldnít be; their house beers are great. Their beers are great. The menu isnít big at all, but they do have a few nice selections. I had the black bean burger with their Soup of the Day -- which was excellent. This place has some wonderful things about it, e.g., thereís a pretty nice pool table in the back. Iím in Wisconsin on business, and they made me feel right at home. There werenít any seats at the bar, but thatís cool. The Hopalicious and the Gold Digger were both great beers. Overall, this is an awesome place, and worth a stop if youíre in town .
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | August 1, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in for a sampler and all 10 of the beers were quite enjoyable, except for maybe the blond, but thatís to be expected. Didnít get any food, but the pizza and sandwiches looked good. A nice selection and a must stop if you are in the Madison area.
drowland (142) Jacksonville, Florida | August 4, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went to this place while visiting in-laws and couldnít have had a better visit - will definitely go back to this place. We took the tour, which was led by the head brewmaster and then sat around for drinks and snacks.
The ambiance is pretty cool as you can see a lot of the brewing equipment from the side room. The service was always fine - plenty of bartenders around to get us our drinks. I didnít pay much attention to the selection beyond their own offerings, but you can get several of their beers on tap or in the bottle, which is nice. The value is about average for pint prices, but if you get a beer for the tour itís cheaper, and the tour was long enough that most of us had drank all of our beer, so the brewmaster got fresh bottles out of the fridge and passed them around for free. Nice! Overall, I really liked this place, their beer was great, and I will definitely be hitting this place next time Iím in Madison.
MIBRomeo (141) Wisconsin | August 11, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
visited briefly on my last visit to madison. Nothing special, a few decent beers, reasonable pricing, nice atmosphere.
Ughsmash (138) Waukesha, Wisconsin | November 26, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
As mentioned, this was in a rather odd location. Very cool decor and a free pool table. Non-smoking always a plus. They had samplers of all 10 beers on tap for $10 (3-4 oz each) or $18 (6-8 oz each). Bartenders were friendly and the place was very clean. This would make a fun hangout.
Brigadier (136) Bloomington, Indiana | June 3, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here with hezron and malachi just after the grand opening weekend to check it out. I am very impressed with what theyíve done - if they can build momentum this will be a must-stop location for those visiting Madison.
It was pretty empty when we went in, but I assume that has to do with the fact it has only been open for a few days. The bar area was very busy though and very well set up. Besides the bar stools, there is an outdoor patio area for smokers, a couple of nice leather coaches and a bunch of four seat tables. Free pool is available if the same two people do not monopolize it for the three hours that you are there. Lighting is low to provide a nice mood once the sun goes down.
There was a food menu which looked good but we missed it by a few minutes. It is gourmet sandwiches with locally made bread, cheese and meats. The deli offerings are not your typical brewpub fare. Service for the drinks was great. I think they may have been suprised that someone wanted to order one of everything. At $3 per 9 oz sample (with tip), the price was excellent.
The beer selection covers a wide range of styles. All are well done and not mailed in. There may be seasonals in the future but we sampled the base offerings. Overall, I was very impressed with both the diversity and the quality of the taps.
SledgeJr (106) Omaha, Nebraska | August 30, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Finished up my Lake Michgan beer tour here. Kind of a nouveau industrial park feel. Very good beer. In fact, only Right Brain had better offerings in terms of deliciousness. All 10 beers on tap were very tasty. Limited food offerings. Nice bar staff. I get the sense that the owners here are a bit full of themselves, but why not when you make beer this good? If you can only stop at one brewpub in Madison, right now, make it this one.
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