Ale Asylum | Madison, Wisconsin
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Ale Asylum
Excellent based on 69 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2002 Pankratz St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53704 [ print map ]
608 663 3926 | facebook

Hours: Mon-Thu 11a-12a, Fri&Sat 11a-2:30a, Sun 11a-10pm

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Ale Asylum

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Beer Available At Ale Asylum (arranged by most recent)
Ale Asylum Limited #8: Phantasm Autumn Ale , Ale Asylum Limited #7: Calyptic Session India Pale Ale , Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 96, Ale Asylum Big Slick 98, Ale Asylum Bedlam! 98, Ale Asylum Demento Session Pale Ale 93, Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA 95, Ale Asylum Contorter Porter 90, Ale Asylum Tripel Nova 84, Ale Asylum Kink 92, Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 83, Ale Asylum ‹nshadowed 86, Ale Asylum Gold Digger Blonde Ale 38, Ale Asylum Limited #6: Pantheon Imperial Brown Ale , Ale Asylum Hopalicious 94, Ale Asylum Limited #5: Blonde IPA 81, WBC #003 Porter
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69 reviews for Ale Asylum
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  81%
 Selection  79%
 Food  72%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo  (101) Chicago, Illinois | January 4, 2012
Stopped by New Years Eve around 8pm after dinner. The place is away from all the action in downtown Madison and near a Airport in an industrial section. The ambience was dead abouth 20 people in there. A pool table some tables a lounge area and the bar area with windows revealing the brewery. I ordered the sampler which consisted of 6oz of their 10 beers on tap, some of which I already had (would have prefered if I could have picked out the 5-6 that I wanted). Most of the beers were average, turned out the better ones I had already had in the past. Overall just an average stop for me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | December 29, 2011
Very cool place located in a commercial area. Interior is nice and clean, not huge, I could see it getting packed in there. Service is pretty much sell ordering at the bar, but they brought out the sampler to us. They had a couple of food items but we didnít eat. Value on the beer was excellent considering the quality. This place is a must stop if you are in the Madison area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
smoosh  (36) New Albany, Indiana | December 27, 2011
Visited on a recent trip to a Wisconsin football game to do the Jump Around! It took a while to find the place, but once we did I was very glad! They had a house beer sampler with about 10 different beers. It kind of stalled in the middle of the road brews - too many amber colored and malty sweet beers for my palate. But we had a pizza and a BBQ sandwich that were quite good. Cool place!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1  (86) Minnesota | November 28, 2011
Stopped in on a recent trip while coming back from MI. Sort of off the beaten path but that was ok as there was a WI football game going on and the downtown area was packed. Nice little bar and tables as you first walk in and tables off to the right as well. Friendly staff. Food menu is small but the soup, pizza, and sandwich we got was pretty good. Ended up grabbing a few beers as well. Overall, a cool bar that I would stop in again at.
alagnak  (73) 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.
theisti  (533) Leawood, Kansas | October 4, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited with a group of friends mid-afternoon on a Friday (before a La Bamba hajj). Located in a very non-nondescript business park, I was pleasantly surprised to see a well designed interior tasting room with plenty of bar space, and tables through out. The place was billed as a deli, though the menu included pizzas and a variety of other options. I believe they had 8 of their beers on when I visited. The service was friendly, and really handled our group well. Great place to throw some darts and have some crazy fresh beer. There was something about this place that really reminded me of Black Raven in Seattle.

82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
BVery  (467) Burnsville, Minnesota | September 5, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman  (89) Texas | August 14, 2011
I am enamored by this place and their beer. It has some sort of "crazy" feel on the inside, pictures of their beer stuff all over the place with various styles of rock íní roll playing in the background, dim lighting. Almost exceptional service, and they do have a good selection of their own beers on tap, several "tap room only beers" too. Well priced. They do offer food, but I did not have any. I wanna go back, badly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven  (9) Madison, Wisconsin | July 22, 2011
Nice little place on the outskirts of Madison. Really out of the way, in the sort of location youíd think sells linoleum siding or something. Anyway, you walk in almost directly into the bar area: a few standup tables, a booth or two, couple of pool tables. The bar is great: small, intimate, and you can see the brewery operation itself right behind the bartender. Quite solid draught selection: Bedlam, Ballistic, Big Slick, plus the porter, and a few others. Great for the money, plus you can get growlers for between $10-$15. Definitely going back when Iím in Madison again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
PaulUnwin  (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | July 10, 2011
Nice little brewery, the taster consisted of every beer they had on draught, took a bit of time to get through as it was the last place I visited. They offered food but Iíd eaten. Nice bar and seating area, canít remember off hand the names of the beers, I guess thatís why people take notes. All the beers were pretty solid, it was about 6 weeks ago and thatís why I canít remember the beers. This brewery is not downtown, and the parking is plentiful.

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