Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 1,290
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place is in a old historic flour mill building located in a residential kinda area. Can't see any other establishments anywhere you sit.
Pretty good food. Your average brew pub fare. Only serves thier ales, kiltlifter and hop knot are recomended by me.
Okay sevice, always busy as hell so I take that into account.
Six or seven year round brews with seasonal and cask conditioned ales. Good variety.
Food here stops your hunger and you'll like it, what else do you want.
Fair value and they have happy hour here 3-7 and 10 till close.
Once again HOP KNOT.
01-25-2007 02:12:38 | More by ruinationation
4.08/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Four Peaks Brewing Company (East 8th Street location in Tempe) was my first stop when i visited Phoenix last fall. I almost missed it because it didn't look anything like the picture shown on their web page. Let's just say...that there where no leaves on the trees and leave it at that.
They were serving outside, but i went in. Half was brewery / warehouse and the other half was bar/restaurant. I sat at the bar and was immediately waited on by the bartender even though they were crowded and doing a brisk lunchtime business.
They had a good selection of their own beers on tap. I had the Kilt Lifter Scottish-Style Ale first. I thought it was reasonable, but a little lighter than what I've come to expect from that style. I was lucky enough to have a taste of the Hopsquatch Barleywine before i tried a pint of the Hop Knot IPA. My 'do-over' would have been to start out with and sip a full serving of Hopsquatch with my meal.
I had walleye sandwich with fries which was tasty and very reasonably priced.
01-07-2007 15:45:07 | More by jjayjaye
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
What a great place, this will be an every visit stop from now on.
Atmosphere - Part brewery, part brewpub, all fun. Great outdoor seating, huge bar, and lots of indoor tables. Very fun and friendly crowd. You can clearly see the brewery section in the back. Hard to miss 30 BBL stainless steel fermenters, but the lights were out of that part of the building as it was after six before I even walked in the door.
Quality - Great beers, loved the Hop Knot and the Hopsquatch Barleywine. The Raj was good to, but I was expecting an American IPA, not an English style, so I was hoping for more prevelant hops. That said, it is still a damn fine beer, just proof you shouldn't go in with preconceived ideas.
Service - The bartender was very friendly, talkative, knowledgable, and had some great recomendations food wise. However, there were only two bartenders trying to work a bar that had to seat 30-40 people and was 2/3 full, so they were a little slower, but it was never a real issue.
Food - Very good food. Easily changed specific on the menu. Quick, hot, good, and lots of it. You could easily go for just the food, but why would you?
Value - Great value for the money paid. Standard menu and beer prices.
03-15-2006 17:21:53 | More by Loki
4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Last night of my glendale/phoenix trip. 3/5/05
A- This place is like 80% brewery. Majority of seating is on the outside patio. Walk in through the front and the bar is right there with the brewer's tanks directly behind. There is seating at the bar, tables along the walls across from the bar, and some place through the doorway which leads to bathroom/pool table/acrades. Handful of tv's showing showing different programs. Reallyt enjoyable, laid back kinda place. Music was varied and fun.
Q- beer here was some of the best i had on my trip. The sampler included all eight( i believe) of there regualrs and was only six bucks. Sample sizes were perfect, big enough so you could actually taste the beer. I went with the Hop Knot, which was listed as an IPA there, but an APA here. So who knows. Anyway thje hop knot was freakin great. I could have access to that stuff all the time. The rest of the beers were stellar also.
S- waitress was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Anything i needed or wanted i got in a short amount of time. One thing i have never ran into before is that i didnt get the check until i asked for it. I thought that was nice.
S- i think the only beer there was house stuff, which is no problem IMO.
F- i had the bavarian pretzels with spicy mustard. they were fantastic. Wish i would tried some other stuff they had, looked like a lot of tasty things on the menu.
V- the most expensive thing i had was the sampler which was $6. For the quality of stuff i got, i think i got away with murder. Definetly will be visting this place when i come back to Tempe.
03-14-2006 00:07:36 | More by tonistruth
4.22/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I always make a point to stop by when ever we get out to AZ. Not the largest bar, but plenty of tables. Being from wisconsin, and only getting out to Tempe in the winter makes sitting out side and having a good brew a real treat! Love the open over head doors in the dinning area.
Never had the spanakopita before, phyllo dough with pinenuts and herbs. Was terrific. Had my regular, a southwestern burger, has a roasted chili pepper and jalapeno dressing. was tasty as always.
but the best was sitting out in the warm winter sun with a sampler of all their beers. my favorite was the oatmeal stout. my mother who doesn't drink even enjoyed one, the very fresh and fruity arizona peach.
will keep going back as long as i go to arizona.
01-18-2006 17:54:38 | More by iron78
District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
My girlfriend took me here on my birthday, as all I was looking for was a quite night, with beer and baseball. This provided just the place I was looking for. I sat down at the bar and they turned a TV to the station I was looking for (go A's!) and helped me make good beer choices. The beer wasn't terrific, but the atmosphere that they put out is just as importaint as that when going out to drink. The special beer here is their Barleywine, it took me much time to get through it, but its very complex. If you are looking for a good alehouse with a cool atmosphere, this is it.
01-09-2006 22:42:53 | More by Toddv29424
3.48/5 rDev -16.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$
I love the food at Four Peaks and the hot waitresses. The building is an old creamery and has a lot of charm, however what it lacks is air conditioning so you can really only go there 8 months out of the year if you want to be uncomfortable. I stopped in the other day and had to drink 3 glasses of water per beer just to stay cool. Lot's of televisions inside along with a pool table and the usual bar games. The daily food specials are really good. They have cask beer every Thursday. Four Peaks is Arizona's largest brewery and one of the few that distribute their beers in bottles. Because they are into distribution they are more mainstream with most of the beers. However, from time to time they do make some wonderful seasonal beers. Their wheat beers have been really good both the Wit and Hefewiess, however they don't bottle them. Worth a stop in the valley of the sun if it is the winter time but it is far from being a real beer oasis given that it is so uncomfortable there in the summer.
12-28-2005 17:12:27 | More by bigbelcher
4/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
12/11/05- Stopped here after watching our beloved Skins barely beat the Cardinals. Nice large brewery/bar. Very crowded, as I imagine it always in during home games after and before the game. Lagre sit down bar area with plenty of seating everywhere else. Didn't really feel like any food at the time, so we just each got two sampler a piece. Everyone we talked to said the food was very good though. We were a little astounded where the sampler were 9 different ones! We looked at the menu and just saw the $8 price tag, so we figured between 6-8 4oz pours. Well there were nine and they were 5oz pours! So, we had our work cut out for us with 90oz of beer sitting in front of us. Every one of them was at least decent and some of them were very good. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly as well. Good place to sit down and have a brew.
12-13-2005 21:33:43 | More by GClarkage
3.95/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a must stop if you are in the Tempe Area. The atmosphere and the noise just happen to make this one of my favorite brewpubs that I have ever been to.
The food is great and depending on the nature of the night, the service can be pretty good. There is much eye candy to be had here in the service, which makes up for the wait time.
Their seasonal beers are incredible. Four peaks is doing some pretty good stuff back there in the brewing department. Please do yourself a favor and skip the BJ's and the Gordon Biersch, pull up a chair, grab a seasonal and a good sandwich and enjoy your night. You won't regret your trip to Four Peaks.
11-02-2005 19:48:31 | More by PuckLSHS
4.43/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
My first visit to this place was on the tail end of happy hour and the place was jumping. Almost drove by the place since the sign on the building was covered by trees, but the diners on the outside patio made me look twice. Parking is scant with one side of the road parking and some spots in the back, but I found a nearby side road and walked back. I entered on the patio/beer garden and noticed that they use the area's cooling method of shooting mists of water up in the air and blow fans so that the evaporation of water cools down the outside air - pretty smart and something I have never seen before living in the northeast.
Entered into the bar area which was layed out in a very long rectangle that must have had 30 or stools to sit on. But they were all taken, so I sat at a table in a side room just inside and near the mist of the patio to stay cool. Service was quick and very attentive. I drank a pint of the Hop Knot IPA and enjoyed it so much, I had another, and another. Ordered a burger which was juicy and tasty and then finished off with a barley wine which was very tasty and strong as heck. The BW seemed aged for at least a year and I was impressed with it and the unique glass it was served in - a combo snifter/pint glass.
I liked this place so much I came back the next night and had the fish and chips - which was some of the best I've had, some more Hop Knot IPA (not impressed with their other IPA though) and another barley wine.
I will defenitely go back here whenever I am in town.
10-02-2005 19:21:36 | More by Longstaff
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Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery in Tempe, AZ
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