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Beer Available At Ale Asylum (arranged by most recent)
Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA 94, Ale Asylum Hopalicious 94, Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 96, Ale Asylum Limited #4: Belgian Table Beer , Ale Asylum Bedlam! 98, 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
JAF737300 (45) Chicago, Illinois | July 4, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A great place and a must visit. The service is great and the beers are excellent. They are all available for try and growlker fills as well. The food, although modest hits the spot and is of high quality!
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | November 28, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Boring prefab/industrial park on the outside, comfy if modern and a bit too shiny inside with black tabletops and blonde woods, very new. Didnít try the food (only sandwiches I think) but the bartenders were very cool and the beer was basically all well done, from the lightest BMC-friendly stuff to the big Belgians and stouts. A must visit in Madison, IMHO the best beer in the city at the moment.
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.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | November 22, 2006| Updated May 13, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Tucked into an office building right next to the airport. Interesting location. Pretty unassuming from the outside. Clean bar/seating area adjacent to the brewery with a patio on the side. The patio is a bit noisy due to the traffic on Stoughton Rd. They usually have most of their beers on tap and offer a sampler for those who are interested. They were selling several of their beers in 6 packs and you could also get them in growlers. Overall they are decent. I have never eaten here, but they have pizza and sandwiches.
heemer77 (211) Urbandale, Iowa | October 23, 2006| Updated May 13, 2008
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.
Bockyhorsey (53) Mesa, Arizona | October 9, 2006| Updated May 13, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited on July 11, 2006. Location and parking isnít the best when looking for a parking spot for a disabled person. Beers were great and large selection to try. Bartender was good for pouring samples because I told him I was from out of town and he didnít need some drunk guy from out of state at his bar all afternoon if I had to drink 10 pints of beer. Good beers, take out in only growlers at the time hopefully they will bottle some of these and the Madison people can trade some good beers to the ratebeer nation.
jewedekind (36) Middleton , Wisconsin | July 19, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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???
1FastSTi (103) Glendale, Wisconsin | July 16, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great place. Free pool table. The wall behind the bar produces a visual illusion (that it bows out towards you) due to the interestingly shaped girders. Nice stainless steel bar coated in epoxy. Free wireless internet access. $6.99 sandwiches that looked phenominal. I wish I was hungry. Seemingly unlike Brigadier, our samples were much cheaper. We got 10 - ~4 oz samples for $10. Iíd definitely go again. Barrel aged beers, barley wines, and Flemish sours would be good beers to try next...
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.
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.
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