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Karben4 Brewing

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Karben4 BrewingKarben4 Brewing
Based on:
16 Beers
669 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3698 Kinsman Blvd
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704-2509
United States
phone: (608) 241-4812

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Place added by: pschul4 on 01-08-2013

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Photo of atone315
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited here on 2-28-15 as part of the Hop Head Beer Tour. Awesome spot, I could spend a day here just drinking their IPAs. Chill vibe, awesome music playing, will be a must visit every time I am in Madison.

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dovers
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of redleg411
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CraigTravor
3.39/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

This place has a cool vibe. The owners and the workers were mostly nice. There was one terrible bartender who rubbed me and a lot of others patrons the wrong way.

I like the feel of this place, and they are doing some great things. I had a good time and wish them the best.

Photo of nate19red
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of LegitCraftBeer
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Witwerw
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Hoolie5
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Read a lot about Karbern4 lately. Bought a sixer of the Fantasy Factory @ Woodman’s. It was awesome! So decided to make the trip to Madtown. Approximately one hour drive. Well worth it. The bartender(s) were very friendly and knowledgeable about the beer (encouraged me to try samples). Spoke with the wife of one of the brewers (owners). She gave me a little history on the evolution of Karben4. The atmosphere of this place makes you feel at home! Had some appetizers – just right! Sampled all the beers – All very good (would rate all of them in the upper 4 to 5 range)! If you plan on going there, bring along a cooler as you’ll need it to take a growler or two back home. Have been to all the breweries, brew pubs in Madison and would recommend this as a mandatory place to stop! THEIR BEER IS GOOD!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.12/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of guityler83
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

A great new spot with lots of potential.

We stopped in Karben4 on the way back from a hike at Devil's Lake. Very easy to find, near the Madison airport in a business park. Walking in, my immediate impression was "this place has to be well established" But it is a newer (1 year open?) brewery. The decor was modern with the gray and green color scheme, large canvas artwork on the walls. large polished wood bar - everything very clean.

Finding a spot at the bar was no problem, it was a Sunday evening so it wasn't extremely busy. From the bar we had a view of a couple of windows to see the brewing system and a bottling line that, the bartender later explained, would be used in the near future. The list of beers was 8 long with Fantasy Factory, Oaktoberfest, a Smoked Porter and a good mix of other beers to please most pallets.

I went with a flight of 4 varieties - Fantasy Factory was my favorite with its juicy mango flavor and aroma jumping out of the glass.. The Oaktoberfest (an white oak aged oktoberfest) was a perfect fall beer and was right behind FF. The food menu was top notch also. Homemade pretzel buns, curry soup and a very good vinaigrette dressing on a salad I normally would pass over.

The service was excellent and the bartender ended up being one of the four owners. He humored some of my questions on the name and the beers before we headed out. I would have liked to see more experimentation on there beers, but being so new I cant knock them for it. They need to dial in some main stays - And so far those are tasting mighty good.

Keep up the good work and I'll be looking forward to the future of Karben4

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Karben4 Brewing in Madison, WI
96 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.