Karben4 Brewing | Madison, Wisconsin
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Karben4 Brewing
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

3698 Kinsman Blvd
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53704 [ print map ]

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Hours: Sun Closed; Mon - Wed 3:00 - 10:00 PM; Thu 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Fri 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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Beer Available At Karben4 Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Karben4 Bourbon Barrel 1B-K4 , Karben4 UnderCover 51, Karben4 Lady Luck Red Ale 80, Karben4 Block Party 56, Karben4 Tokyo Sauna Pale Ale , Karben4 Idiot Farm Double IPA , Karben4 NightCall 90, Karben4 Fantasy Factory 97, Karben4 Clown Nose Scottish Ale , Karben4 Deep Winter Coffee Stout , Wisconsin Common Thread - 2014 , Karben4 Fleece Navidad Yuletide Stout , Karben4 NightCall Year One - Position 4 , Karben4 NightCall Year One - Position 2 , Karben4 NightCall Year One - Position 3 , Karben4 NightCall Year One - Position 1 , Karben4 Chardonnay Barrel Aged UnderCover , Karben4 Horse Face Wheat Pale Ale , Karben4 / Summit MACCC Daddy Hophead Red Ale , Karben4 1B-K4
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15 reviews for Karben4 Brewing
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  83%
 Selection  69%
 Food  78%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz  (63) Erin, Wisconsin | November 11, 2014
Nice taproom. Good beers. Friendly people working. Didnít eat but the menu looked good. Nothing much around it but it was easy freeway access for me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial  (67) Twin Cities, Minnesota | August 15, 2014
The old Ale Asylum place. Looks pretty blah from the outside, but excellent indoors. Lots of brews on tap when I visited, including an excellent double IPA and barrel aged barleywine. 5 oz tasters available. Quick service up at the bar. Looks like they have a kitchen now (something Ale Asylum lacked), but I did not try any. Would visit again if in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68  (38) Illinois | June 29, 2014
Stopped by on an afternoon during World Cup fever (and yes, they had it on). Nice place with an excellent staff. They were knowledgable and friendly. Not a large selection of beers on tap but they are tasty. I didnít order food but they did give me some of the best popcorn Iíve ever eaten. The flavor of the day was garlic parmigiana (right up my alley).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357  (10) Madison, Wisconsin | May 7, 2014
Been here a few times now. I think they are making some of the best, if not the best beer here in Madison, although, not every one if that good. I really enjoy Fantasy Factory, which I do think is the best IPA around. We also liked the Winter Coffee Stout. That was very sweet and excellent. Canít wait until they start bottling so I can get it over on the west side.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ck1  (52) Illinois | January 29, 2014
There for their 1st anniversary party. Because of party, hard to find a seat in small place, and parking also a bit tricky, but manageable. Did a good job redoing the old Ale Asylum building without losing the character. Beers were all very good--maybe 8 to choose from plus extra for the party. Food was interesting, and perhaps a bit pricey, but excellent quality and tasty. Will definitely come back when is less crowded to get a more personalized visit. Bartender was great (Meena?)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
equinox1  (3) Wisconsin | January 4, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale  (197) Lansing, Kansas | October 21, 2013
Had an enjoyable visit here. Only six beers on tap. All six were very drinkable. Service was very good. Ordered a sandwich from the limited menu. It was very good and priced fairly. Parking was a bit tricky. For sure worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier  (73) Belchum im Breisgau, Germany | September 12, 2013
FMG delegation visit 5ix13, sat outside near the hop hedge in full bloom...Very new feeling complex on an industrial lot, which would benefit greatly from some kind of cozy atmospheric element, while their beer range expands, to draw and keep the crowds. Stand-offish anthracite&poison-green laboratory logo might be an edge look, but does not enhance overall bar atmosphere...Above average but still young beers looking to grown/ferment into their own character. Tasty enough and lovingly presented quality pub food which was a bit pricey for the portion and location. Friendly and professional young service, considering the size of our group.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1427) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013| Updated August 30, 2013
Visited August 9, 2013.

I didnít realize until we pulled up that this was the same location that Ale Asylum was in a while back. Very large building for such a small brewery but I guess they got it cheap and are hoping to expand. Actually the system isnít that small, it looked like a 15 bbl system. The beers were lackluster but they had some interesting takes on traditional styles and the employees enjoyed talking beer to us. If they make better beer I wouldnít mind going back as the facility is huge and could accommodate a lot more people. Hopefully theyíre just young and still working out the kinks.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier  (268) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 12, 2013
This still retains the atmosphere of the old Ale Asylum brewpub previously located here but with a new paint job. There were five beers on at the time. You can do full pints or samplers depending if you want to tick or just enjoy a good beer. Iím hoping that they can stick around.

As with Ale Asylum parking can be an issue though you should normally be fine unless it is exceptionally busy. The food is solid although being locally sourced not cheap pub fare. Overall this is a good place to hit up near the airport.

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