Four Peaks Brewing Company



Four Peaks Brewing Company

1340 E 8th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

480-303-9967

Four Peaks Grill & Tap

15745 North Hayden Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

480-991-1795

www.fourpeaks.com

Four Peaks Brewing Company started in the valley in 1996 and produces about 38,000 barrels of beer a year. There are two locations, the original Tempe brewery (built in an old creamery and warehouse half a mile from ASU campus) where you can view the brewing equipment as you kick back with a cold one. The second site is the Grill and Tap in North

Scottsdale. It has more the feel of a regular restaurant than a college favorite hang out and brewery. By the way, ASU students better be some of the biggest beer snobs if they're enjoying Four Peaks instead of the typical college fare.

Four Peaks has been recognized nationwide for their creations, because the brews are made by beer enthusiasts who know tasty bevvies. Some of their most popular beers are their Kilt Lifter, an ale with caramel aromas and smoky notes. Oatmeal Stout, a rich, chocolatey beverage that is perfect with a scoop of ice cream in it (order the oatmeal stout shake and you'll see what we mean). Their Bavarian-style Hefeweizen is sweeter with low bitterness, the 8th Street Ale brings the flavors of jolly

old England with it's mellow bitterness, and Hop Knot is a hoppy IPA composed of 7 different hops introduced at separate times during the brewing process. If you like fruity beers, the peach ale is one of our favorites and perfect for a hot summer day.

Even though we love Four Peaks for their beer, we also heart their food, especially the chicken beer bread ($9.50, pictured right). Think Chicken Philly, with artichoke hearts and a creamy cucumber sauce wrapped in beer bread.. served with their beer battered fries (or a salad, but really? Get the fries). Just like their beers,

Four Peaks Brewing Company elevates it's brew food and offers a menu of appies, soups, salads, burgers, sammies, pizzas, and fish 'n' chips (all paired with recommended beer pairings) that inspire fans to come back specifically for dinner. If you're out at a bar or at the grocery, pick up a pack of Four Peaks brews. But remember, unless you've been to one of their locations and experienced Four Peaks, had a few brews and something to munch...you aren't a real Phoenician!

Do you already love Four Peaks Brewing Company as much a we do? Return to our Phoenix Foodies page for other local suggestions.

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