In a beer-crazed town, Ale Asylum fits in perfectly as a local brewery. It’s name and building structure bring an eerie, yet unique feel to Madison’s beer scene. Within the brewery lives an elaborate assembly line of machinery as well as a lively public dining area towards the front entrance.

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The beginning of the brewing process starts in the warehouse where multiple apparatuses are housed.

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Gigantic repositories store the beer during the fermentation process.

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As the beer finishes its mixing and fermentation, it is bottled and capped off.

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The bottles are then positioned by robots into six-pack boxes.

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The final products are boxed up and shipped off to various Wisconsin and Illinois locations.

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Ale Asylum additionally offers dining and seating where their beer is served to customers.

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