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Ale Asylum Contorter Porter

Ale Asylum Contorter Porter

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The cool crisp nights are returning here to the Chicagoland area and after a hard day in the office I decided to unwind with a brew fit for just the occasion.  Ale Asylum makes some great beers and this one is no exception.  I bought a six pack of this beer in Wisconsin and drank […] ... [Read more]

Ale Asylum Bedlam

Ale Asylum Bedlam

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I found this beer’s title appropriate on a couple of levels. First, the label boasts it is a ‘chaotic blend of Citra hops and trappist-style years,’ so there’s that. Second, my wife just left for four days and I’m playing Mr. Mom. Now there is true Bedlam. Just a few days ago I finally squeezed […] ... [Read more]

Ale Asylum Tripel Nova

Ale Asylum Tripel Nova

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Moving away from from their quad which left me wanting I cracked open their Tripel a few days later.  Again, a stellar label design with bright colors and the image of a Phoenix boosted my initial expectations for this beer.  Giving some time for the beer to warm a tad I took my time pouring this […] ... [Read more]

Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

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What drew me to this beer was the label.  It reminded me of that beast Balrog in Lord of the Rings giving me the impression that this beer might be pretty menacing.  Come to find out the only thing that was beastly about this beer was the abv clocking in at 9.5%.  The flavor was a little one […] ... [Read more]

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown

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On a recent pilgrimage to Door County, a handful of us stopped to pick up some coveted Ale Asylum beers once we crossed over into Wisconsin. For me, this trip to Discount Liquor in Milwaukee was about two things: Ale Asylum’s Madtown Nutbrown and New Glarus Moon Man Pale Ale. While the latter is a […] ... [Read more]

Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA

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Beer 101: empty stomach, 7.5% IPA = accelerated intoxication. Some would steer from this, and although I don’t often aim for it, after a day like today I find it acceptable on my own moral compass. Came home to find a nice amount of standing water in my daughter’s corner play area in the basement. […] ... [Read more]