Ale Asylum | Madison, Wisconsin
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Ale Asylum
Excellent based on 70 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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


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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 94, Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA 95, Ale Asylum Contorter Porter 89, Ale Asylum Tripel Nova 84, Ale Asylum Kink 91, 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
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70 reviews for Ale Asylum
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  81%
 Selection  79%
 Food  72%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
notalush  (340) Denver, Colorado | April 8, 2009
Stopped in here for lunch yesterday - man, this is way out on the edge of Madison, on the corner of an industrial park - not the greatest of locations - cold exterior, etc. - the interior was about as homey as it could be given the circumstances - Iíve never been to a brewpub that had itís own mechanized bottling line visible from the bar - it was kind of neat to watch as I had my lunch - the staff was young and hip (ie. lots of tattoos and piercings), but very friendly and attentive - the food is sandwiches and pizzas (there is not kitchen; they make all the food right in front of you behind the bar), so you get your food pretty fast- the sandwich I had was decent, but nothing special - the beers ranged from quite good, to mediocre - their strong suit seems to be session ales, and the stronger beers are less impressive - a good selection of ten beers, but Iíd like to see more interesting styles - overall a nice place to stop, but I prefer the Great Dane downtown.
86
  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.
58
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBunker  (12) Burbank, Illinois | November 27, 2008| Updated March 30, 2009
Stopped here on the way to Darkness Day. Hard to find, because itís in such an odd location. The place was busy, but there was plenty of seats. The first word that came to mind when I stepped inside, was kitsch. It seems like a trendy beer bar. You have to wait in line to make your initial order, only to have a waitress take the rest of them. Seemed strange. The patrons were mostly hipsters and were very unfriendly. SeveraI people made ignorant comments at me for no apparent reason, leaving me feeling hostile. I got their stout, which was beyond mediocre and stepped out to the patio for some air. I was berated on the patio by several people for smoking...In the designated smoking area. Also, from the patio I had a picturesque view of anti abortion protesters across the street at Planned Parenthood Wisconsin...This place had a surreal touch to it...Back inside, my food was waiting. The food was just plain bad. This place was a massive dissapointment. F*ck hispter/elitist beer places.
86
  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!
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
OldChuffy  (17) | March 17, 2008
Kind of hard to find. The staff was very friendly and offered us a free tour of the brewery. I had the Scotch ale which I thought was pretty disappointing. If I didnít know better, Iíd swear they gave me the wrong beer. Iíd be willing to give them a second chance, though.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75  (13) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze  (27) Green Bay, Wisconsin | November 19, 2007
Stopped here while visiting my brother. Doesnít look like much on the outside but it is a very well done modern concept on the inside. The staff was very courteous and knowledgeable about their beer and beer in general. Food looked good but I already had eaten. Will have to stop back for lunch at this place.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh  (85) Greenfield, Indiana | August 14, 2007
Kind of an industrial feel. Food include premade pizzas, deli sandwiches, and a couple of salads. Pizzas were good. 8 taps as I remember. Those that I tried, all were tasty. There were a couple hotties working, so the ambiance was great.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar  (142) Columbia, Maryland | August 1, 2007
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog  (241) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | July 23, 2007
Stopped by at lunch on a Monday. Had the whole place practically to myself. Sandwiches and pre-made pizzas (sandwich was good). Located in an industrial strip mall. Nine beers on tap and all available in full or half sized samplers. Belgians were decent.

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