Ale Asylum | Madison, Wisconsin
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Ale Asylum
Excellent based on 71 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 87, 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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71 reviews for Ale Asylum
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  81%
 Selection  79%
 Food  72%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ChiGuy68  (38) Illinois | April 5, 2013| Updated May 6, 2013
Nice bar, two levels, pool table, and lots of seating. They have 10 taps and you can get a flight, but my favorite tap ran dry.
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???
70
  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!
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Scubatrip  (36) Annandale, Virginia | August 23, 2010
Located close to the airport, itís a great place to hit if a flight is delayed and you have some time to kill. Pretty small inside, but plenty of tables and some outdoor seating (seasonal). Everyone that came in seemed to be locals/regulars. They do pitchers, which may explain the softball jersey-ed groups. Donít go here for the food, but if you just want some snacks, they have glorified-Dijourno-style pizza and cold sandwiches at lunch time. Friendly staff, good bathrooms.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge  (28) | April 4, 2010
I love these guys. Almost didnít appreciate this gem enough while I was still living in Madison. Great staff and neat story of where they started from.
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
cbfobes  (26) Quad Cities, Iowa | 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!
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
FlandersNed  (17) , Indiana | March 5, 2010
Beer overrides everything else in my book and makes this a must-visit every time Iím in the area (uh - why (on a beer rating site) isnít there a category specifically for beer quality!?!?). Their good beers are killer...everything else is an after-thought.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
megrut  (15) Chicago, Illinois | November 28, 2009
Itís easy to drive by Ale Asylum in its strip mall location. However, if you do, youíll missing out on a gem. You must order a sampler. $1 each for 4 oz. pours. We tried everything they had on tap (10 beers) for only $10. What a deal! They have a wide variety of beers, including a few Belgians. The best of the brews, in my opinion, were the Hopalicious Pale Ale ad Ballistic IPA. Food menu is limited, but of high quality. Pizzas are made off-site and cooked in mini-ovens at the bar. Ingredients are local and fresh - surprisingly good! The chips & salsa are also tasty. Next time Iím in the Madison-area, Iíll be sure to visit the Asylum again.

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