Four Peaks Brewing Company is the largest brewery in the State of Arizona and is pretty much an institution in the Phoenix area, but is still relatively small in size. Four Peaks is a popular destination for watching sports, particularly football, and is likely the largest Minnesota Vikings bar the Phoenix area. Their menu is a mix of normal pub fare such as burgers and sandwiches, to entrees such as enchiladas and flatiron steaks. Additionally, they have Sunday Brunch menu from 10AM – 2PM each Sunday.
Four Peaks’ Tempe brewpub is a large place, with multiple rooms for seating and a shaded patio. The building that Four Peaks is located is a 100-year-old mission style building, with tall red brick walls, and wood and class ceiling; under which the bar and and main dining room is situated alongside the towering brewing tanks.
Currently Four Peaks only distributes their beer in cans, bottles, and kegs within Arizona, but they have recently opened a new production facility nearby, so this
maybe hopefully will be changing in the near future.
Four Peaks Brewing Company – Bottom Line
I love Four Peaks Brewing Company! This brewery was the very first brewery that I ever went to nearly 15 years ago, and has always set the bar for other breweries. They have amazing food, great beer, and a good location near downtown Tempe and ASU. Four Peaks is tucked away in a century old building, in a small, unassuming neighborhood, which keeps you away from the herds of college students on nearby Mill Ave, but can present some problems. The biggest issue with Four Peaks’ location is parking, which in a word, sucks. During big games and often on weekends, you will likely need to park somewhere down the block on 8th Street.
Four Peaks serves Sunday Brunch from 10:30am – 2PM and regular menu until 11PM, and a late-night menu until 2AM. While we love most of the items on Four Peaks’ menu, we really love the Carne Adovada, which you can find on both the regular menu and the Sunday Brunch menu. The Carne Adovada is a slow-cooked pork shoulder that is marinated with loads of delicious chipotle spices, and is amazing. The brunch Carne Adovada is served with eggs and home fries, whereas the regular menu is served with rice and beans, minus the eggs and goes great with an 8th Street Pale Ale. If you go for brunch during football season, be sure to get there early if you want a seat anywhere in view of a TV, especially if the Vikings are playing.
Four Peaks Brewing Company’s signature beers are SunBru (Kolsch), 8th Street Ale (Pale Ale), Kilt Lifter (Scotch Ale), and Hop Knot (IPA). Our favorite is the 8th Street Pale Ale, followed by the SunBru. 8th Street Ale is a crispy light pale ale with a nice dose of hops, which will appeal to hop heads and non-hop heads alike. The SunBru is a recreation of the old A-1 Beer that was brewed in Arizona in the 50’s and 60’s before the brewery went belly up in the 1970’s. Four Peaks also brews a number of seasonal ales, the most popular of which is the Pumpkin Porter, which is usually released in October and sells out within a few weeks.
The bottom line on Four Peaks Brewing Company is go, as quickly as you can, get an order of the Arizona Chicken Rolls, the Adovada (or one of their great burgers), and an 8th Street.
Four Peaks Brewing Company Overview
|Brewery Type:||Brewpub and Regional Brewery|
|Decor:||Red Brick and Concrete Warehouse|
|Menus:||Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Desert|
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|Operating Hours:||Monday – Saturday 11AM-2AMSunday 10AM-2AM|
|Happy Hour:||Everyday 2PM – 6PM & 11PM – Close|
Four Peaks Brewing Company Beer Selection
|Beer Styles/Types:||Kolsch, Pale Ale, IPA, Peach Ale, Stout, Porter, Scotch Ale|
|Signature Beer:||Kilt Lifter & 8th Street Pale Ale|
|Guest Beers On Tap:||No|
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Getting To Four Peaks Brewing Company
|Address:||1340 E 8th St, Tempe, Arizona 85281|
|Nearest City/Town:||Tempe, Arizona|
|Location:||Maricopa County, Arizona|
|Phone:||480.303.9967||Facebook:||Four Peaks Brewing Company Facebook Page|
|Web:||www.FourPeaks.com||Twitter:||Four Peaks Brewing Company Twitter Feed|
When is the best time to go to Highway 1 Brewing Company?
A better question is when isn’t there a good time to go to Four Peaks. The brewery is usually pretty lively with a mix of people ranging from college students to middle-aged locals, so it is usually not dominated by the college crowd, even though it is next to Arizona State University. That said, our absolute favorite time to go to Four Peaks Brewing is Sunday mornings, especially during football season, for brunch. The patio is usually great for brunch, beers, and great food.
What is the best item on Four Peaks Brewing Company's Menu?
We really like Four Peaks' menu, but our favorite things on the menu are the Carne Adovada (both for brunch and Dinner), Chicken Enchiladas, Arizona Chicken Rolls, and Four Peak's beer breads. Their full menu can be found here.
Image Credits: Justin Wilson