Ale Asylum Expands Distribution to Minnesota

MADISON, Wis. — Ale Asylum, one of Wisconsin’s largest breweries, today announced its plans to launch five of its most sought after brands in Minnesota this Winter. Founded in 2006, Ale Asylum brews in the spirit of the German Purity Law, Reinheitsgebot. This means all beer is unfiltered and all natural, never using additives or preservatives. The brewery uses the same four ingredients in all of its beer recipes: water, malt, hops, and yeast.

“We’ve eagerly anticipated this market entry for quite some time,” said Otto Dilba, co-founder and VP of Ale Asylum. “Ale Asylum brews boldly, using all-natural and hand-chosen ingredients. From the mill house to packaging, we make decisions on what is best for the beer in order to ensure the consistency and quality that today’s craft beer drinker demands.”

Ale Asylum will be available for purchase in liquor stores throughout Minnesota including Haskell’s, Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits, and Cheers Wine & Spirits. Several restaurants and bars will offer Ale Asylum on tap such as Bulldog Uptown and Iron Door Pub. The brewery plans to increase this distribution across the state in the coming months. And to celebrate its expansion, Ale Asylum will be hosting a pop-up brewery series throughout several restaurants, bars, music venues and raw spaces throughout the Twin Cities. Exact dates and locations to come soon.

The following five brands are included in the initial launch:

  • Hopalicious, American Pale Ale, 5.7%
  • Velveteen Habit, India Pale Ale, 7.5%
  • Dr. Vennum, India Pale Ale, 6.9%
  • Madtown Nutbrown, Brown Ale, 5.5%
  • Ambergeddon, Amber Ale, 6.8%

Dr. Vennum is typically a seasonal beer, but due the brands’ popularity in their other markets, Ale Asylum has decided to make this available exclusively in Minnesota this fall along with their launch.

About Ale Asylum

Founded 2006, Ale Asylum is the 3rd largest craft brewer in Wisconsin. Their 45k square foot brewery includes a 33-barrel brewhouse that is in operation seven days a week. Ale Asylum is currently distributed in Wisconsin, Illinois, and now, Minnesota. In addition, they were the first brewery in Wisconsin to sign the Brewery Climate Declaration Act, as part of their ongoing effort to increase their sustainability practices. They have installed a 100kwac rooftop photovoltaic solar system atop their manufacturing facility, amongst several other eco-friendly practices.

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