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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

Disaster Artist

6.5%
Oat Hazy IPA with Phantasm
Born out of a disaster of a brew day, this Oat IPA is a work of art with a lot of fun science. Hopped with YCH Cryo Pop, Citra, Simcoe, and Cascade. Using experimental malts, experimental brewing techniques, and fermented with Omega Yeast Lab's Cosmic Punch this beer is pushing the limits of what thiols can do in beer. All of this to make a beer that has the juiciest body with huge tropical and citrus aromas with a hazy that won't quit.

Better Luck Next Time

5.7%
Red Ale - Other
Robert, our can filler operator, loves Lady Luck – and he’s not alone. Yes, we’re talking about you. We see you and we love you. So why not just brew a small batch for the taproom? If you can think of a plausible reason, feel free to generate some K4 hype by telling the internet what you think. For now… Better Luck Next Time! Being the enterprising functional malt addict he is, Robert brewed this Irish Red Ale to get his metaphorical methadone on a faster timeline. Expect this beer to deliver a smooth mix of caramel and light fruity flavors, with a hint of coffee-like roast to keep things snappy. 5.7%

Hurihanga Pilsner

5.0%
Pilsner - R&D Beer
We got our hands on some hop samples from Hop Revolution New Zealand and figured they’d play nicely with a crisp Pilsner. Nothing too fancy here: this beer is all about the science of using something we know to better understand something new. Late-harvested Nelson Sauvin hops impart the aroma of sauvignon blanc grapes, while a blend of four other New Zealand hop varieties add tasteful layers of tropical fruit.

Happy Silly Time: Hey Judes

5.8%
Pecan Pie Porter
When there is a generational pecan pie recipe producing pies of such distinct quality that you have no choice but to claim pecan pie as your forever birthday cake, eventually homage must be paid to the pie and the incredibly special Pie-per preserving the tradition: Momma Judy. When her husband loves a certain British rock band, "Hey Judes" writes itself. So people of the world, join us in raising a glass of pecan pie in honor of a most wonderful person, and help us with the chorus, "Nana na naaaaa, HEY JUDE!" We love you, Mom!
Lager | K4 project - portion of the sales go to Badger Honor Flight
This beer goes down so smooth. This is a light easy drinking beer with just a touch of fruity hops. It’s shocking that its 6%. This is the kind of beer that you give to a buddy that’s having a hard time. But, hey, you may just be a Blue Falcon.
Slow IPA | Collaboration with Working Draft
We're in a constant state of amusement at the various types of IPAs that seem to keep appearing over the last few years. So if we get the chance to poke fun at it, we're going to, so we're calling this a "Slow IPA". Really it's a German-style Pilsner fermented with a new thiolized lager yeast. At the heart of this collaboration is the fact that Clint at Working Draft brews amazing lagers, and we are pumped about what can happen when you cross one of his beers with our recent yeast experiments.

Moo Moo Brew Brew Farmhouse Cream Ale

5.0%
Farmhouse Cream Ale
Pilsner - Core Beer
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.

Hawk Jones

4.5%
Session IPA - Core Beer
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.
IPA - Core Beer
Hazy IPA | R&D Beer

Happy Silly Time: Wheat Been Trying To Reach You

5.6%
Fruited Wheat w/ banana, mango, peach and orange
You pick up the phone to a number you know you don’t know, “Should I cool guy it?” you think as you look at the reject button. “Na, what if this one real?” Well, it’s not it never is. Instead of getting upset or down about it just drink a nice refreshing fruited beer. This one uses a yeast that pops with banana but gives you none of that clove flavor. Then it’s layered with mango, peach, and orange. It feels like a warm vacation in a glass. Somewhere far away where you don’t get phone reception. Where you can forget about those scamming phone calls and all those fruited beers. Except this one. Drink this one.

Happy Silly Time: Thank You, Come Again

5.5%
Fruited beer w/ raspberry, blackberry, lemon and lactose
Raspberry, blackberry, lemon and lactose

Shadow of the Colossus

7.6%
Stout - Imperial / Double

Priest Prophet & King (2022)

11.3%
Barrel Aged Barlywine
2022 marks the second year of our ongoing anniversary project: Priest, Prophet, and King. Each year PPK is the first liquid to pass through our brewhouse and aged in a vintage collection of barrels, then released at our anniversary party in January of the following year. This year's barrel collection includes red wine, port wine, coffee bourbon, tequila, bourbon, maple syrup, coconut rum, and cherry brandy.
Cans

IPA - American
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.

World Beer Tour: Irish Dry Stout

4.5%
Irish Dry Stout

Awildan Juleol

7.7%
Oaked oatmeal milk stout brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamon
Oaked oatmeal milk stout brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom

DCHS Strawberry Hard Soda

5.0%
Cider - Other Fruit
A deliciously sweet strawberry hard soda.

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, Mango Margarita, Pina Colada

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

5.4%
Sour - Fruited Gose
Lime sour gose

Happy Silly Time: Wit Are You Looking At?

6.8%
Wheat Beer - Witbier / Blanche
A fruited Belgian Wit beer with orange, grapefruit, mango and peach.

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!

Happy Silly Time: Par-Tea Animal

5.9%
Fruit Beer brewed with Rishi jasmine tea
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.

World Beer Tour: Belgium Farmhouse

6.8%
Belgian Strong Golden Ale

PAX Vobiscum: Elderberry (2022)

3.6%
Barrel-Aged Fruited Sour

PAX Vobiscum: Kiwi

3.6%
Barrel-aged fruited sour

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

1808

5.6%
Porter - American
Robust Porter - 5.6% - 2020 GABF SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNER Malty dark ale with complex roasty characteristics. Gluten-Free

Athletic Brewing (Non-Alcoholic)

0.0%
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Location

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

Hours

Monday
2pm – 9pm
Tuesday
2pm – 9pm
Wednesday
2pm – 9pm
Thursday
2pm – 9pm
Friday
12pm – 10pm
Saturday
12pm – 10pm
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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