Brewery Spotlight: Karben4
If you live in the Madison, WI area and you like beer and food you should probably go check out the newest brewery in town: Karben4!
Located where the Ale Asylum used to be, on Kinsman Boulevard near the airport, they have six brews available to compliment their delicious menu items.
They don’t have a full website up yet, but you can visit the domain and learn the hours: karben4.com. Or you can learn a lot more on their Facebook page: facebook.com/Karben4. Or you can follow them on Twitter: @Karben4. And they’ve been in the local online news outfits as well. Here’s a sampling:
- Beer Baron takes over former Ale Asylum (77Square)
- New Brew at Karben4 (Madison Magazine)
- Beer Here: Silk Scorpion Black IPA from Karben4 Brewing (Isthmus Daily Page)
When I visited I tried the Undercover Session Ale and the Lady Luck Irish Red. I thought both were very enjoyable. But my favorite was the Nightcall, which is a smoked Porter. I had only previously had one smoked beer and that was a very smoky brew. The Nightcall, however, had a much more enjoyable level of smoke flavor, which was present but not overwhelming. So I sampled and enjoyed three of their six beers!
But perhaps the highlight of our evening at Karben4 was the summer sausage sandwich. I would try to explain the amount of awesomeness this sandwich brings to the table but I’ll share a picture from Karben4’s Facebook page instead. Don’t drool too much! (Disclaimer: I did not personally eat any of the sandwich, but I have a really good sense of smell and this smelled of awesomeness. My friends both thoroughly enjoyed it!)
So when you’re looking for something to do head over to Karben4, grab some grub and a brew, and have a great time! And don’t forget to take home a growler full of brewing delight!