Ale Asylum

4.65/5.0 78 reviews
brewpub (Ale Asylum)
2002 Pankratz St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53704

608 663 3926
  aleasylum.com
Mon-Thu 11a-12a, Fri&Sat 11a-2:30a, Sun 11a-10pm

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BVery  (582) Plymouth, Minnesota | September 5, 2011| Updated March 23, 2015
I love this place - best brewpub stop on this Wisconsin tour Iím on! Cool chill vibe in here, beer bar + small restaurant. Pizza available, plus flights of their wonderful beer (7 oz size samplers - trying all 9 is a test!). Beers consistently had great body/palate and monster foamy heads. Bought a hoodie sweatshirt here too. New location, updated rating. Wow. Destination brewery. Go here.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
jewedekind  (37) Middleton , Wisconsin | July 19, 2006
Nice place in a way outta the way location. Next to a lab in an industrial park. I wonít repeat ElGauchoís description because it is dead on. Hope the beer geeks can keep íem busy because the beers I sampled were all very good. I tried a dubbel and tripel - both excellent. The Nut Brown was very nutty and chewy. The amber reminded me of an Anderson Valley Boont Amber. Hope they are planning on starting small and expanding because Wisconsin has needed a place with these kinds of beers. WHY OH WHY ARE THEY CLOSED ON SUNDAY...WTF???
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Thure  (10) , Denmark | March 27, 2012
Super interesting beers and a fitting atmosphere to go with them! Very nice and generous tasting flight. Very friendly and knowledgeble staff.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
cbfobes  (27) Quad Cities, Illinois | February 2, 2011
My go to place in Madison, great selection of brews and the pizzaís are all pretty solid. I personally liked the pizzas that they had over a year ago when they were hand made, but not a huge deal. Will be a sad day when they out grow this facility and move but happy to see them doing well!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
homebrewlover  (11) | December 8, 2010
This is a great place to stop for a few brews, their beer is awesome!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 11, 2014
Probably my favorite brewpub in Madison. This is a large place, with a tankard visible outside. The taps available are available as signs above the bar, lit if on, dark if off. No TVs. They had about 10 taps, all were excellent. I really enjoyed Big Slick (a super chocolatey stout) and Bedlam (a Belgian IPA). Calyptic session IPA and Ambergeddon were solid as well. The menu is a few salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. The chicken peanut salad was delicious. Overall, excellent beer, this place is not to be missed.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Petrucci914  (9) Green Bay, Wisconsin | April 30, 2008
Sadly this place is kind of in the middle of nowhere, and hard to find at first. Itís a nice cozy pub atmosphere with most people shooting the shit and having a good time. The staff is very helpful and know and like their beers. They will give you free samples of beers and will talk to you about the styles they have and even other beers they like, as well as their brewing history. I didnít have any of their food but was told that their pizzas are quite good. Beers are above average!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
madcow75  (14) Sun Prairie, Wisconsin | February 11, 2008
I liked this place. Basically a big room with a bar, some tables and a pool table added on to the brewery. Nice modern, industrial feel. Good selection of AA brews, I had the Hopalicious, Oatmeal stout and Scotch Ale. Service was excellent and good to look at. I didnít have any food, but the pizza smelled good. If you are in town, this is worth stopping in.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
alagnak  (86) Littleton, Colorado | October 26, 2011
In a what seems to be small-brewery standard industrial park on the East side. Tasting room/dining area is really nice, Ale Asylum labels/stickers/posters cover alomst evey square inch of several walls. Nice "woody/Modern" look. Beers were all excellent, food choices looked very good and pretty expansive, though we just threw darts and drank. Definitely a good stop in madison if youíre out on the East side, and worth a side trip even if youre not.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | April 30, 2009
Finally stopped in Ale AsylumÖ I love this place. The pizza, made fresh at the brewpub, was excellentÖ itís craft pizza so to speak. They offer a wide variety of choices. I already knew the beer here was going to be solid, and I wasnít let down by the handful of taps I hadnít tried before. The sampler platter is $1 a glass and you get some pretty good size pours. Building is what it isÖ In an industrial park, lined with Ale Asylum posters everywhere. Non smoking inside, always a plus. Location is decent, not too far off I-94 and not too bad of a drive from Milwaukee. Iíll definitely add this one when making that all too frequent trip to Tyranena.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | December 13, 2008
this is everything a brewpub should be to me. interior and exterior decoration is more then up to snuff, easy to spot and comfortable inside. modern and clean but without being obnixious. with 8 to 9 tappers flowing at all times, including 2 or 3 belgians, you cant go wrong. their american styles are wonderful. their food is simple yet refined and prepared with great care. my bartender jillian was a joy and i also made acquaintance with another employee who preps the food for the sandwiches and even bakes cookies. i would love to sit here and get good and drunk rather then the two beer lunch i did today.

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