Ale Asylum | Madison, Wisconsin
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Ale Asylum
Excellent based on 72 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 B2-D2 II , Ale Asylum Lemmy II , Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit 92, Ale Asylum B2-D2 , Ale Asylum SíPoon , Ale Asylum Demento Session Pale Ale 95, Ale Asylum Diablo Belga 91, Ale Asylum HuMMMane 78, Ale Asylum Limited #8: Phantasm Autumn Ale , Ale Asylum Pantheon Imperial Brown Ale 80, Ale Asylum Limited #9: Hopollo , Ale Asylum Gold Digger Blonde Ale 38, Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin 97, Ale Asylum Limited #7: Calyptic Session India Pale Ale , Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 96, Ale Asylum Big Slick 98, Ale Asylum Bedlam! 98, Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA 95, Ale Asylum Contorter Porter 90, Ale Asylum Tripel Nova 83
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72 reviews for Ale Asylum
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  81%
 Selection  80%
 Food  72%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  94%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier  (110) Belchium im Biersgau, 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale  (224) Lansing, Kansas | October 15, 2012
Stopped in on a Friday night. Was extremely busy. Service was a bit slow but understandable. Food selection was limited. The sandwich I selected was excellent. Their beers were well above average. Think a must stop if in the area.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
savnac  (284) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77  (215) Urbandale, Iowa | October 23, 2006
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jebert  (15) Watertown, Wisconsin | January 13, 2010
Had to check out Ale Asylum after trying and liking their Madtown Nut Bown Ale. Ambiance was OK with nice lighting and adequate decorating. Bartender was knowledgable and amiable. Had a 6 glass taster (3 to 4 oz) for $6 as well as their bread and soup. Food just OK but the beers were all very good. Their Madtown Nutbrown was my favorite but they also have very good Porter and Stout beers. Other patrons were enjoying the Armageddon, apparently this breweryís signature beer. Iím not partial to hoppy beers but this was a good one. I was there over happy hour and they seemed to have a fair number of regulars. Fun stop.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi  (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | July 16, 2006
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...
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog  (257) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16  (209) 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.
76
  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.

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