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Beer, Music, Fun

Whether you’re looking to have a beer while you “work from home” or a space to meet up with friends, we’ve got room for you. And beers for you. With 20 tap lines, we always have classics like Fantasy Factory and Midwesty but also one-off options that are exclusive to the taproom. We’ve got music on the weekends, in-house trivia on Thursdays, Sal’s personal pizzas, and Batch pretzels every day.

What's On Tap

Draft Beers

Moo Moo Brew Brew Farmhouse Cream Ale

5.0%
Farmhouse Ale - Other

Thanks For the Mammaries

4.3%
Hibiscus Hazy IPA w/ Phantasm | Proceeds of sales go to the UW Carbone Cancer Center
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we pulled out all the hype stops for this beer – Pink Boots Blend hops, thiolized Helio Gazer yeast, double dry hopping, Phantasm powder – and added two additions of hibiscus for a subtle tartness and a not-so-subtle pink color. Brewed by Aly, our taproom manager and a breast cancer survivor, the real twist is that the beer is only 4.2% ABV. That’s not easy to pull off with a hazy IPA, but anything is possible at Karben4.
IPA | Proceeds of the sales go to DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
Third Space Brewing in Milwaukee is leading a “Brewing Initiative Against Domestic Violence”. They created the recipe, artwork, and promotional material and made it available to any brewer in the country who wanted to join in and help raise funds for an organization of their choosing that helps those who have been affected by domestic violence or intimate partner violence. Locally, Karben 4 Brewing Delta Beer Lab, Vintage Brewing Company, Hop Haus Brewing Company, is making One in Four Beer to benefit DAIS.

Murphy's Law

6.5%
Hazy
A quick Google search defines Murphy’s Law as “a supposed law of nature, expressed in various humorous popular sayings, to the effect that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” If you have heard the story of Disaster Artist’s brew day you would understand, what can go wrong will go wrong, but we make the best of it. So, when planning out our follow up to Disaster Artist we planned for the worst but got way better than we expected. This beer used even more new brewing science, more new experimental hops, and the newest Thiolized yeast. Twenty times the expression of thiols than Disaster Artist. This beer pops with huge citrus, blue berry jam, and passion fruit flavors. Think of a mimosa at a high in brunch place that you likely shouldn’t be at. This beer tastes like that mimosa. And much like those mimosas, this beer will go down so smooth something bound to go wrong.

World Beer Tour: Munich Helles

5.2%
Lager - Helles
Pilsner - Other
Pilsner malt, flaked rice, and Cascade hops complete this super crushable, effervescent beer that will be sure to go with you everywhere an easy-drinkin' beer is meant to go.

Disaster Artist

6.9%
Hazy IPA w/ Phantasm
This Oat IPA is a hazy with a super smooth finish and an added pop from Phantasm.

Fantasy Factory

6.3%
Core Beer: IPA

Oktoberfest Pt. Deux

7.0%
Hoppy Märzen
Our Oktoberfest went too fast this year we had to scramble to make another batch, but lagers don’t like scrambling. This beer spent 33 days in the tank. This time we added a twist, we added a little more hop punch because we are known for IPAs. With the malty backbone it hides the 7% ABV well. We hope this one sticks around a little longer.

Happy Silly Time: It's Noon O'Clock Somewhere

5.4%
Sour - Fruited Gose
Lime sour gose

Happy Silly Time: Wiami Vice

5.5%
Sour - Fruited
Fruited sour with strawberry, lime, pineapple and lactose

Happy Silly Time: Cryo Me A River

7.0%
IPA - American
If you use a special cryogenic process to remove all the pixie dust (lupulin) from hops and concentrate it in pellet form you have cryo hops. If you shovel stacks of cryo hops into a beer to unleash all the fruity and juicy goodness, you have Cryo Me a River. So think happy thoughts and put that pixie dust to good use!

Hawk Jones

4.5%
IPA - Session
Clean and crisp Session IPA brewed in memory of Major Rocky "Hawk" Jones and dedicated to all servicemen and women, in particular, the airmen and families of the 115th Fighter Wing. Thank you for your service.

Barrel-Aged Empirical Stoat

9.3%
Stout - Russian Imperial
Every brewery has an Empirical Stoat. They slip between fermenters with various cups and vials, sampling young beer as it makes it's way through the brewery. They make sure OG is A, FG is T, CC is I, FVs are C, VSBs are D, TP is fully stocked and above all, that the Q has been A'd. That is why I teamed up with our very own one man QA band, Matt Denny, to create a Russian Imperial Stout for the everyday beer drinker. Lower ABV and less bitterness than normal for the style, Empirical Stoat still packs the chocolate, dried fruit and roasty goodness that make the RIS's so damn G. And this one sat in wood for almost two full years!

Poco Loco

5.7%
Stout - Milk / Sweet
We’re all a little crazy, some of us are simply better at camouflaging it. Cinnamon and vanilla beans make this special brew crazy good! It’s time to get a little crazy with K4!
Cans

NeurodiverCity

5.0%
Blueberry Wit
Mixed Berry Sour Ale brewed to celebrate Neurodiversity. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Createability and Uncommon Threads Resource Center. #AutismAcceptance

K4 Hard Seltzer

4.0%
Mango, Black Cherry, Huckleberry, Cucumber Melon, Moscow Mule, Mango Margarita, Pink Lemonade, Pina Colada

World Beer Tour: Belgium Farmhouse

6.8%
Belgian Strong Golden Ale

World Beer Tour: German Maibock

7.4%
Maibock
German Maibock style

Wyrtian Ale

5.5%
Farmhouse Ale - Other

Happy Silly Time: Wit Are You Looking At?

6.8%
Fruited Wit
A fruited Belgian Wit beer with orange, grapefruit, mango and peach.

Happy Silly Time: Par-Tea Animal

5.9%
Fruit Beer
Crispy clean beer, cold brewed tea, and freshy fruit...these are a few of our favorite things. This one threads the needle through delicate delicacies. We cold brewed organic jasmine green tea from Rishi Tea with crispy crushable beer, then added some prickly pear puree (pink pear cactus) to tantalize several senses at once.

PAX Vobiscum: Elderberry (2022)

3.6%
Barrel-Aged Fruited Wheat Sour

PAX Vobiscum: Kiwi

3.6%
Sour - Fruited

Hollywood Nights

7.2%
Gluten Free IPA
IPA - 7.2% - A balanced hop profile with a clean herbal flavor and beautiful blonde color. Citrus notes balance the smooth bitterness for an amazing finish. Gluten-Free

Hiking Boots

4.7%
Blonde Ale
Blonde Ale - 4.7% - This delightfully drinkable blonde ale is the perfect beer for outdoor exploration. Custom selected hops lend subtle tropical, herbal, citrus, and woody aromatic qualities. Gluten-Free

Athletic Brewing (Non-Alcoholic)

0.0%
Ask bartender for available options

Visit Us

Location

3698 Kinsman Blvd.
Madison, WI 53704
Get Directions
1 (608) 241-4812

Hours

Monday
2pm – 8pm
Tuesday
2pm – 8pm
Wednesday
2pm – 8pm
Thursday
2pm – 8pm
Friday
12pm – 9pm
Saturday
12pm – 12am
Sunday
12pm – 6pm

Local Eats

What pairs well with beer? Pretzels and pizza! We have Batch Bakehouse soft pretzels and Salvatore’s Tomato Pies personal 10’’ pizzas available in our taproom. Also, a wide variety of snacks… think Addicting Pretzels, fresh cheese curds, Fisher Family Farms beef sticks, Slide Potato chips and more. You’re also welcome to bring in your own food.

Taproom FAQs


Tom Kowalke – Fredrik – Impulsism – For every beer released in the first couple of years of Karben4, Fredrik created a painting to go with the beer. We weren’t packaging at the time, so we loved the idea of having this visual connection to the beer. We would host a party every time we released a beer to show off the new art. We also used the painting as sound panels. We loved the way that we could have different ways for guests to plug into the brand, visually with the paintings, reading the colorful beer descriptions that Ryan wrote, as well as tasting and smelling the beer.


Maybe…Make us an offer!


Yes. We are exploring other taproom locations and hope to maybe someday build a new production facility.


A lot of reasons. Quality of product is a big reason. First, cans keep the beer away from light contamination. That is just not something that bottles can do as efficiently. Glass failure is also a deciding factor. When glass “fails” it is a lot more dangerous than when aluminum fails. Cans are also easier to package and store, more efficient spatially, and are more efficient in recycling. Finally, we have made the move to a more automated packaging process and simply didn’t have the room to install a packaging line for both cans and bottles.


After almost dying of “humane methane” (farts) we decided that shelling thousands of eggs wasn’t worth it anymore. We’ll let those continue to be holiday treats.


Tom Kowalke – Fredrik – Impulsism – For every beer released in the first couple years of Karben4, Fredrik created a painting to go with the beer. We weren’t packaging at the time, so we loved the idea of having this visual connection to the beer. We would host a party every time we released a beer to show off the new art. We also used the painting as sound panels. We loved the way that we could have different ways for guests to plug into the brand, visually with the paintings, reading the colorful beer descriptions that Ryan wrote, as well as tasting and smelling the beer.


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