Karben4 Brewing | Madison, Wisconsin
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Karben4 Brewing
Exceptional based on 13 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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Karben4 Brewing

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Beer Available At Karben4 Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Karben4 Fantasy Factory 95, 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 , Karben4 Gin Barrel Aged SamuRyePA , Karben4 NightCall 90, Karben4 Lady Luck Red Ale 81, Karben4 UnderCover 46, Karben4 SamuRyePA 82, Karben4 Block Party 50, Karben4 Silk Scorpion Black IPA 82
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13 reviews for Karben4 Brewing
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  82%
 Selection  68%
 Food  78%
 Value  72%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68  (36) 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  (9) 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  (47) 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  (177) 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  (64) 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  (1265) 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  (257) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog  (699) Hampton, Virginia | July 5, 2013
Stopped in on a Tuesday afternoon. Located in an industrial complex, it has the expected warehouse appeal, but manages to pull off the feel of a European techno club. The staff and clientele were both super friendly and helpful and the beers were textbook examples of advertised style. Wish I could spend more time here. (Brewery #605)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron  (98) Arizona | March 24, 2013| Updated April 21, 2013
Just getting going there. Nice to see they already had 6 offering available. All the beers we of excellent quality - quite impressive. Food was pretty good. Friendly staff.

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