Ale Asylum | Madison, Wisconsin
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Ale Asylum
Excellent based on 68 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 #7: Demento Session Pale Ale 81, Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA 95, Ale Asylum Bedlam! 98, Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 96, Ale Asylum Big Slick Stout 97, Ale Asylum Contorter Porter 89, Ale Asylum Tripel Nova 86, Ale Asylum Kink 91, Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 83, Ale Asylum ‹nshadowed 85, Ale Asylum Gold Digger Blonde Ale 38, Ale Asylum Limited #6: Pantheon Imperial Brown Ale , Ale Asylum Hopalicious 94, Ale Asylum Limited #8: Calyptic Session India Pale Ale , Ale Asylum Limited #5: Blonde IPA 81, WBC #003 Porter , Ale Asylum Limited #3: Blood Red Ale , Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin 97, Ale Asylum Sticky McDoogle 81, Ale Asylum Limited #4: Belgian Table Beer
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68 reviews for Ale Asylum
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  81%
 Selection  79%
 Food  72%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1346) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013| Updated August 30, 2013
Visited August 9, 2013.

Very nice location. Close to the freeway and they have a nice patio as well as well decorated interior. The service was friendly albeit not overly knowledgeable on the beer. The food was good as well. With all that this could be a fun hang out if the beer was better. The tripel and the one IPA were alright but the others were a let down. They donít do flights outside but you can order a flight of 5 inside at the bar. So after we each finished our pints and food we went inside and ordered a flight. They also said that they give brewers a free beer and since we had a brewer with us they gave him a free glass of the IPA but spent the whole time asking about his brewery and why he didnít bring any beers to share. Probably better to not say anything. Also, the stout, oh man. After about 150 beers tried on the weekend that was the worst. It came out really murky, looking like chocolate milk. The initial taste was very burnt and ashy. That flavor continued to build in intensity, much like some chilis do. After about 5 seconds I was downing other samples just to get the taste out of my mouth. Horrible. Why would you serve that? Who thought that was a good idea?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
imthebest  (71) , | July 16, 2012
Somewhere in between a brewery tasting room and a brewpub. Has one or two beers not available in stores. Went on the tour once and it was one of the best brewery tours Iíve been on in terms of tourguide enthusiasm and technical detail. Couldnít believe the $2 happy hour. A nice place to visit for the tour.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier  (73) Belchum im Breisgau, Germany | March 18, 2014
Visited 09/2013 after a very adventurous bike ride in the direction of the airport over the adjacent golf course and through hedges. Probably advisable to come by car, given the size of the parking lot. Refurbished industrial look with large tables and some cozier nooks and corners. Attentive enough student service scurrying about. Had tastes of all of our 10+ groupís tasters, but at that point I was just happy to get something with punch to drink to drown out the bramble stings and only the Hopalicious stood out. Quite a few other reputable offerings went out quickly...Will have to revisit in person or by growler.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus  (10) Arizona | February 2, 2012
Nice, comfortable with a helpful/friendly staff. Not a massive food selection, but still quality creations. Had the turkey, muenster, pepper sandwich and it was delicious. I highly recommend taking the tour which was lead by one of the extremely knowledgeable brewers. I canít wait to see what they are capable of once they move to the new, larger location in the fall.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier  (87) Capital City, Ohio | November 14, 2010
Stopped in for a sampler after the OSU-Wisconsin game on 10/16/10. Small bar area, but we were able to find two seats. Service was good and the guy knew plenty about the beer. Selection was pretty solid. Pizza smelled good, but I wasnít hungry. A good spot to end the night.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16  (207) Naperville, Illinois | April 30, 2010
Nicely renovated and comfortably stylish space in an office/industrial park, but conveniently accessible off of 51. Parking was a little limited. Friendly staff and a diverse and interesting tap list. Smells like a brewery when you enter. I did not eat but food menu looked limited, though they some of the pizzas sounded pretty interesting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
notalush  (330) 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.
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | November 22, 2006| Updated May 13, 2008
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.
  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.

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