What We’re Drinking: February 2018

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on recent remarkable beverages. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. John Garland, Senior Editor ★ Ale Asylum Hu$h Money IPA The first seasonal release to enter Minnesota from Madison’s Ale Asylum is a showcase of the Hallertau Blanc hop. … [ Read more]

Madison’s Ale Asylum launching in Minnesota this December

Madtown Nutbrown, Ambergeddon, Hopalicious—just a few of the popular flagship beers from Madison’s Ale Asylum that Minnesotans could only find by crossing the border into Wisconsin. That is, until now. Madison, Wisconsin’s Ale Asylum announced today that it will begin distributing five of its brands this month in Minnesota. “We have begun a soft launch … [ Read more]

Ale Asylum enters the bomber game with Hu$h Money IPA

When Madison, Wisconsin, craft brewery Ale Asylum introduced their 2016 beer calendar, they also announced they will be offering single batch, limited quantity 22-ounce bomber bottles throughout the year. Their first release comes March 21 with Hu$h Money IPA, a 7.8%ABV, bright, bitter IPA with the “aroma and juicy flavor of white grapes being shot from a … [ Read more]

Ale Asylum marking 10 years with new barrel-aging program, pilot batch series

Ale Asylum, the popular Madison, Wisconsin, brewery, is best known for its straight-forward, by-the-book, well-made beers. But all that’s about to change, reports Badger Herald. “This year will be the 10th anniversary for our company,” Hathaway Dilba, director of promotions for Ale Asylum, told the paper. “We’re excited to have some special beers coming out … [ Read more]

Lake Monster Brewing to Launch Two Beers in Minnesota

By Brian Kaufenberg A new Minnesota-based contract brewery called Lake Monster Brewing is launching its first two beers tomorrow in the Twin Cities. The company is made up of Matt Lange, former assistant brewer at Madison, Wisconsin’s Ale Asylum, and Matt Zanetti, the son of a former Napa Valley vineyard manager. Their first two beers … [ Read more]