Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 1,291
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place has an interesting layout to it. It is located in a historic ex creamery. There is a very large porch area that sort of melds almost seamlessly into the bar area which is open to the brewery in back. Overall it gives this place a very open feel to it. There are some side rooms that open to the main area and the porch as well. There is a youngish crowd here, which makes sense given its proximity to ASU. The brewery has rows of fermentation tanks just behind the 3 sided par. There are also quite a few TVs peppered around the place for watching the game on. They advertise that they serve beer on cask from Wednesday through Saturday, but unfortunately it is a Sunday so I did not get a chance to try a cask beer.
The service here is quite fast, I got my first drink order after perhaps a minute at most of ordering it from the waitress. I was actually impressed with the quickness of all of my orders all night. The beer here is quite tasty and well made, they had about 11 beers on tap and all were pretty darn fresh and tasty, including some low alcohol gems (Fools Gold, and CO-OP A.K. Dark English Mild). I only ordered a pretzel to go with my beer, but it was perfect and I have heard that the food can be pretty tasty here.
06-17-2005 19:40:20 | More by Gueuzedude
4.58/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5
I flew out to Tempe from Boston to meet my brother for the Patriots vs. Cardinals game. After looking at BeerFly, we decided to try Four Peaks. I'm glad we did! The Hop Knot pale ale and oatmeal stout were excellent. I'm a huge fan of IPA's and the Hop Knot didn't disappoint. The BBQ chicken wings were the best I've had anywhere. It turned out the bartender was from Saugus, MA and of course a Pats and Sox fan. He recommended that we come back the following morning for breakfast and to watch the Sox game. So of course we did. The place was packed with Patriots jerseys and the Sox/Yankees game was on every TV. The food, service, beer and atmosphere were so good that we went back again after the Patriots won the football game! It's worth going just to see the Four Peaks shirts that the waitresses and bartenders wear!
09-21-2004 21:42:16 | More by marsieg
4.22/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Four Peaks is one heck of a place. Myself and Chappy hit up the Peaks this last weekend after watching slammin' Sammy and Co. over at Hohocam Park during spring training. We made the mistake of arriving a little too late and paid the price by having to stand for a while before getting a prime seat at the bar. The atmosphere of Four Peaks rocks!! Great music pumping, pretty girls everywhere, and very friendly people. We also liked the long wooden bar that seemed to stretch the main length of the building. The beer selections was also very good. They had about 8 beers on tap and I was luckily enough to try the Hop Knot Pale, Raj IPA, and Kiltlifter. All were good. I ordered the chicken strips, in which I replied to Chappy, "These are the best dang strips I think I've ever had!". They came with a southwest chipotle sauce which downright knocked my socks off.
Being so close to the ASU campus I can see how this place gets great business and is always the happenin' place to be. I can't wait to get back on our next spring training trip!!
04-03-2004 00:28:04 | More by KingSlender
4.06/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Had a chance to visit this brewpub while in the area attending the Spring Training facility for the Anaheim Angels and a Chicago Cubs - San Francisco Giants spring training exhibition game in Mesa. The brewpub is very close to the Arizona State University campus, so the crowd was young and energetic. The brewery is inside a brick warehouse dating back to the 19th century. Entering from the back of the building, you are led down a narrow hallway that opens up into the bar area. The front has a nice patio area for dining and we saw several people taking advantage of the cool evening air. Finding parking was a problem for us, but it was a Saturday night. This place has a huge bar that accomodates dozens of people. Very rustic. I tried two of their beers: the 8th Street Ale and the Raj IPA. The IPA was excellent, but the 8th Street had a very tantalizing bitterness and interesting malt taste. I like their logo and purchased a few pint glasses. This is definitely on my list of places to stop next spring when we once again invade the MLB Spring Training Cactus League.
01-03-2004 04:09:03 | More by ChappyCubsFan
4.13/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
I like the atmosphere of this place, the huge warehouse taken up mostly by the brewery equipment. Located not far from the ASU campus, it is usually loaded with an assortment of college types. The eye candy is usually pretty nice.
The range of beers is impressive as well as tastey for the most part. I was just there recently and the cask conditioned beer was their porter and it was very good and pretty smooth as porters go. The Kiltlifter is their most well known beer.
The menu is pretty diverse, going from pizzas, burgers, appetizers galore, and many others. The food is pretty good but some items like the Blue Cheese Burger were a little much for me.
A great stop if you ever are in the Tempe area.
04-05-2003 19:13:36 | More by BigHead
4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
I've only been to Four Peaks for lunch, so I can't comment on the atmosphere and crowd in the evening. I can say that it is a great place for lunch. The brewery is in an old brick building in Tempe. It's on a side street by itself away from other shops and restaurants, but it is still easy to get to.
Inside it is one large wide open room mostly filled by the brewery. A long bar runs nearly the entire width of the building and separates the brewery from the public area. The layout gives patrons a nice view of the brewery from the indoor bar area. They also have a patio with more seating along the sidewalk in the front of the brewery.
The menu has burgers, pizza and sandwiches. I tried the Italian Beef Beer Bread Sandwich which was sort of like a cheese-steak rolled up in a large flat pita-like beer bread. It was so good that I ordered the same thing again when I went back. Service was good.
They typically have eight or nine different ales on draft at a time, and often have a cask conditioned ale as well. All of the beers that I tasted were well crafted and enjoyable to drink.
12-23-2002 13:50:31 | More by astrobrewer
4.03/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Located very near to the ASU campus, this establishment has exactly what you'd expect in terms of staff and clientele. Sorority-girl waitresses, big-screen TVs for the football games, and so on. The people are nice to look at -- just don't ask them about the IBU's in the beer you're drinking.
*Someone* there must know their stuff, however, for the beer is quite good. There were 9 beers on tap when I went, plus one cask which was out of comission. I had their IPA, which was good, and their award-winning Kiltlifter Scottish Ale -- a style hard to find in your local brewpub and very well done in this case.
There's a decent selection of food -- standard brewpub fare -- and a nice patio to enjoy those pleasant Fall through Spring evenings in Phoenix. Altogether a fairly enjoyable pub, with a better than average selection, especially for such a college-heavy crowd.
09-22-2002 20:29:45 | More by mzwolinski
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Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery in Tempe, AZ
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