United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Beer Available At Karben4 Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Karben4 Tokyo Sauna Pale Ale , Karben4 NightCall 92, Karben4 Lady Luck Red Ale 84, Karben4 Fantasy Factory 97, Karben4 UnderCover 50, Karben4 Bourbon Barrel 1B-K4 , Karben4 Block Party 59, Karben4 Idiot Farm Double IPA , 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
arkurzynski (88) Combined Locks, Wisconsin | December 21, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Old Ale Asylum spruces up a bit. Decent service. Food was good. Pleasantly surprised with the beer.
Dogbrick (783) Columbus, Ohio | December 16, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 08/2014): Karben4 Brewing is located on Kinsman near Reindahl Park and the airport. There is a small parking lot in front of the building.
Not much to look at from the outside, it anchors an office park. Inside though is an interesting industrial/utilitarian look and feel with a gray and green color scheme, hanging lights, exposed HVAC and art on the walls. The bar runs along the interior of the space with table seating along the walls. The beers on tap are on placards behind the bar.
As for the beers, there were 9 available on our visit, including Clown Nose Scottish, Fantasy Factory IPA, Nightcall Porter, Idiot Farm IIPA, Tokyo Sauna APA, Block Party Amber, Lady Luck Irish Ale, UnderCover Mild, and Bourbon Barrel 1K-B4. Samplers are available, and the beers were all above average.
Service at the bar on a somewhat busy Friday evening was good. The bartenders were knowledgeable and friendly.
We did not have any food on our visit.
Overall this is a nice brewpub to visit in Madison.
demmbonz (65) Erin, Wisconsin | November 11, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bacterial (77) Twin Cities, Minnesota | August 15, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ChiGuy68 (38) Illinois | June 29, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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).
kkleu357 (10) Madison, Wisconsin | May 7, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
ck1 (54) Illinois | January 29, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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?)
equinox1 (3) Wisconsin | January 4, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (204) Lansing, Kansas | October 21, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bartlebier (100) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | September 12, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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