Four Peaks Brewing Company - Tempe

1340 East 8th Street #104, Tempe, AZ, 85281, United States
(480) 303-9967
Latitude: 33.41939, Longitude: -111.91628

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.47 | Atmosphere: 4.39 | Service: 4.11 | Food: 4.00
86.5
out of 100
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Based on 9 reviews.
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4.5
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miori1230 (215)
Monday 7th of January 2013 07:22:10 PM
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There's a large selection of beers available from very light through very dark. The lightest option - Sunbru, a very light beer - wasn't high in flavor. Aside from that, my favorite was the Kilt Lifter. I've had better Kilt Lifters, but this one was still pretty good.

The crowd here was big, and it seems like a great place to hang out. Lots of younger people, as its near ASU.

The food was pretty good too - I got the enchiladas. For a guy from NY, any enchiladas made in the south would probably be more than acceptable, though.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.0
83.3
Overall
Monday 9th of May 2011 06:48:23 PM
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Usually packed, since it's one of the few places to get quality, fresh, craft beer in the Phoenix area.. and it's good. Kilt Lifter is a personal favorite of mine, and the Hop Knot is also excellent. You can't really go wrong with their beers. Unfortunately, the tap list doesn't change very often, and it's typically just their usual brews. Luckily their usual brews are pretty great. If you're in Phoenix, I highly recommend it. They also serve food, which is better than your average pub food. Their nachos are enormous.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
98.3
Overall

dpaxson2 (74)
Saturday 22nd of January 2011 04:31:00 PM
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I'll get to the point: the Grilled Chicken Beer Bread was a dish I dreamed about. No joke. I'm from Chicago and went there on a recommendation and absolutely loved that dish. I dreamed about it until the next year when I went back to the area and ordered it again. I don't even know what other food is served. It begins and ends with that dish.

I usually get the sample platter which comes with samples of most of the beers they have on tap. The Hefe is a favorite and the peach beer is interesting.

It is ALWAYS crowded, so don't expect to sit down right away. But there is indoor and outdoor seating and pretty good people watching, so I have never minded the wait.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 4.75
85.0
Overall

Rocks2GW (47)
Thursday 16th of December 2010 09:07:46 AM
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Big, alive, crowded and loud, but I don't mean it in a bad way, just a different style. More akin to a German beer hall than an American brewpud. This close to ASU campus one would expect a crowd. It was a Wed night so everyone was probably just making it through hump day. Plus with the large patio and mild December weather, who wouldn't want to be here. I lucked into a spot at the huge bar. The main building is a old brick warehouse and the brew works, or at least the large holding tanks, are right out in the open. They distribute their beer, so that is also in the adjacent buildings. As others noted, parking is a beast.

I ordered a Pesto veggie pizza which rocked. Loaded up on all accounts with a good crust. I got a side of the Chipotle Ranch to go with. Service was pretty good for them being so busy. No conversations past "yes, I will take another". This isn't a place to fly solo and think the barkeep is going to entertain you.

Kilt Lifter - Scottish ale, with a nice roasted malt to hop balance @ 6% alc. was my first pick. Not bad at all. Sweet edge, but poundable.

8th Street (Cask conditioned on hand pull)- pale ale, huge head and floral hop aroma and taste. Color was a dark amber, slightly cloudy. Very good! Went well w/ pizza
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.25
85.0
Overall

thorongil (6)
Monday 24th of August 2009 01:52:03 PM
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Four Peaks is a wonderful local brewery. Their cask selections are fantastic and are cellared and served properly. Food is typical pub grub but that is not a complaint. Parking can be a problem, and, when ASU is in session, the brewery can be extremely busy and it can be difficult to find a single open seat. A call ahead for larger groups is a must. The beers are consistent and high in quality, and they seem to be having more interesting seasonal offerings of late.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.0
86.7
Overall

CHainault (1)
Tuesday 27th of January 2009 08:30:45 PM
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Best microbrew in the valley! This is a great place to stop after work for a beer or camp out all day. The patio is especially nice, even at night when it gets cooler. I’m always torn between the 8th Street Ale and the Kilt Lifter. Hefeweizens are not my favorite style of beer, but theirs is tasty. The seasonal are really yummy too. I enjoy the Brown and Porter the most. The food is always good as well.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
96.7
Overall

BahHumBrew (539)
Sunday 9th of November 2008 12:00:18 PM
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Stopped by the main brewery on a Sunday morning and the place was packed watching NFL games. There is a large covered deck and open patio out front with a lot of additional seating inside around the bar and in a separate dining area. The long double sided bar is located right in front of the fermenters in the historic dairy building. There were nine house brews on tap when we visited and I enjoyed a Raj IPA and an 8th St Pale on cask. The brunch menu included breakfast specials as well as normal brewpub selections and suggests appropriate beer pairings for most items. Parking is primarily on the street with some spaces available in the back lot. We had a short walk from the neighboring residential area.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.25
90.0
Overall
Friday 24th of October 2008 03:09:17 PM
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Four Peaks is easily the best brewery in town. The food is always great and the beer is top notch. My only regret is the demand for their Pumpkin Porter. It's so high that they run out in 3 weeks time and they only keep a few kegs for the week of Thanksgiving. If you haven't tried it, it's a must. Even for those non-Porter drinkers, like me. Outside the limited Pumpkin Porter, my favorite beers at Four Peaks are:
8th Street Ale and Kiltlifter
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.75
91.7
Overall

brewboy11 (15)
Saturday 28th of June 2008 02:10:26 AM
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The Tempe location is great in the winter but sucks in the summer. No air conditioning. They have a nice patio for use in the winter only unless you are very acclimated to the heat, even with the misters. Beers are very consistent. Not a big fan of their most popular beers such as kiltlifter, but the better beers are their Hefeweizen and Hop Not IPA. Seasonal beers are usually the best ones to get. The burger is one of the best in AZ. Crowd is mostly young college age students. A few big screen tv's but not a very large viewing area. Staff is good to look at but not always that knowledgeable. Has a full bar so it is a good place to take non beer drinkers.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.25
83.3
Overall

colin (96)
Friday 4th of April 2008 05:46:06 PM
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Best brewery in the Phoenix area, by far. The pub itself is very popular and gets a good mix of students, ASU staff, and families. Crowds always seem to come to eat and drink, but rarely just one or the other. The outdoor seating is the place's shining point. It's just a really enjoyable setup for a patio.
Food is about what I'd expect from a brewpub. I had an order chicken nachos, which was large, but was also relatively expensive. Service was slow, but the place was jammed that night (football game) and we were lucky to have gotten a table at all.
Most of Four Peaks' beers are available in most of Arizona and many throughout the Southwest. Kiltlifter (a pseudo-Scottish ale) is a staple of mine, but I also like their 8th Street, which has a very nice flavor. Their IPA and Hef have never impressed me, but certainly aren't bad. While at the pub, I had their stout, which they don't seem to bottle. Not great, but I'm glad I tried it.
Parking is a little difficult here, because it gets busy and it's all on the street. They have a happy hour 3-7 and another location in Scottsdale, but the Tempe one is the real deal.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.5 | Food: 4.0
80.0
Overall

azmike (4)
Tuesday 4th of March 2008 07:08:13 PM
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Four Peaks is housed in the Old Bordens Creamery building in Tempe not far from the campus of ASU and serves some of the best craft beer in the valley. The cool brick warehouse makes for a great atmosphere to enjoy the food and beer.

Kilt Lifter and 8th St Ale are available in bottles, but are much better on tap at the brewery. Hop Knot is a very drinkable American IPA and the Hefeweizen is probably the best in Arizona (especially in the summer). They also brew some outstanding seasonal beers including a Witbier, Hopsquatch Barleywine, Winter Wobbler and a Pumpkin Porter.

The menu consists of typical bar food - sandwiches and burgers - all of which is pretty good. Service can be spotty at times.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 3.5 | Food: 4.0
86.7
Overall
Tuesday 5th of February 2008 09:06:36 AM
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Four Peaks is by far the best brewery in Arizona. Every beer is delicious out of the tap. Personal favorites include the Kilt Lifter, 8th Street Ale, and Hop Knot IPA. You can find the first two bottled. As you know... bottling, changes the flavor of most beers and these aren't an exception. However, despite the change if flavor, they are both still delicious!

The location in Tempe has a great feel to it. They have great service, a robust menu, and fantastic ambiance.

They have a new location (only restaurant) in north Scottsdale. This location is more of a sports bar / family restaurant. They have MANY brand new HD televisions throughout the place, making it a perfect hangout for sporting events. And again, the food and beer are just as good as the Tempe location.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
93.3
Overall
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Getting started on a taster
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Tap List - 10/08
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Truck displays their standards
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Taps and tanks
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Four Peaks Tempe entry
Four Peaks Tempe entry
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