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A traditional 6 year anniversary gift in the US is Iron. But in the UK it’s candy. And since we here are Karben4 specialize in English-Style malt bombs, we’re going to go with candy…

Today we will tap a very special Barrel Aged Beer that is candy in a glass. We’ve barrel aged one of our favorite pilot beers from 2018, Shut Up Tim – Barleywine in Heaven Hill barrels. This beer is super limited and will only be available in our taproom. For a reminder of what this beer is…

Shut Up Tim – Barleywine (9.1% ABV)

“Drawing on my classical brewing education and literal minutes of professional brewing experience, I set out to create a shining example of the world’s favorite beer style: Barleywine. I began in the true Karben4 tradition by serenading the grain overnight with the Bee Gees’ smash hit “Tragedy” using only a Lasonic TRC-931 and my best Barry Gibb falsetto. I then not only named, but developed a deep emotional bond with every hop pellet (Shout out to my boy Humphrey). I then dumped Humphrey and his friends into a kettle of boiling wort for a couple of hours and once cooled, pitched yeast that I harvested by hand from only the choicest online retailers. Then, after a month long 5 trillion cell orgy in the fermenter, I transferred it to a conditioning vessel to allow the beer to get past its awkward adolescent phase and become the full grown beauty it is today. This beer will lead you to total enlightenment. Barleywine is love. Barleywine is life.”

In addition to this special brew, we’re also tapping some other fun beers from our barrel aged vault. Special beers are for a special occasion, which is now.

We will be conducting Brewery Tours every hour, on the hour from 12pm to 7pm.

Come join us for this year 6 celebration!


January 26, 2019
11:00 am - 10:00 pm


K4 Taproom
3698 Kinsman Blvd
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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(608) 241-4812

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