Karben4 Brewing

Karben4 Brewery in Madison specializes in – as they say – “English-style malt bombs.” Their website features a video “roadtripping” to their brewery (that’s extra credit in our book!) They started up in 2013, revitalizing the brewery Ale Asylum originally used.


Beers include their Fantasy Factory IPA (which may have the coolest label ever!), the NightCall Smoked Porter, Block Party Amber Ale, Tokyo Sauna Pale Ale, UnderCover Session Ale, and Lady Luck Irish Red, served in their Tap Room along with a food menu developed with Madison’s Underground Food Collective, meaning you’ll find some interesting pairings.

Karben4 glass

The “Boom! Taco” Session Ale at Karben4. Ask for the back story.

Karben4 is located along U.S. 51/Stoughton Road just north of the U.S. 151/East Washington Avenue intersection and less than two miles north of Highway 30. You may hear the roar of jet engines too, since it’s right in the shadow of Madison’s Dane County Regional Airport! Ale Asylum is nearby, and up Highway 113 toward Waunakee you’ll find Octopi Brewery & 3rd Sign Brewing, so Karben4 is a good part of a “beer tour” on Madison’s east side.

3698 Kinsman Blvd.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 241-4812