Four Peaks Brewery

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Four Peaks Brewing Company
Four Peaks Brewery (logo).png
Location Tempe, Arizona
USA
Opened 1996
Annual production volume 38,000 US beer barrels (45,000 hL) (2012)
Owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
Active beers
Name Type
Kilt Lifter Scottish style Amber ale
8th Street Ale English Best Bitter ale
Hefeweizen Hefeweizen
Hop Knot India pale ale
The Raj India Pale Ale India pale ale
Oatmeal Stout stout
Sunbru Kolsch Style Ale ale
Arizona Peach peach ale
Sunbru Kölsch style ale
Hopsquatch Barley Wine ale

Four Peaks Brewery is an Arizona brewery and restaurant. The original and main location is in an old creamery and warehouse on 8th Street in Tempe, Arizona, about 1/2 mile east of the campus of Arizona State University. Nearby Scottsdale, Arizona boasts an additional location, and, in response to high demand (nearly 40,000 barrels in 2012 alone), another Tempe brewing site opened in the summer of 2012. The Tempe site was selected following a review of 25 potential sites, including the famed Sunkist facility in Mesa, Arizona and numerous warehouses in downtown Phoenix.

The original Tempe location has a small display of Minnesota Viking and Elvis Presley paraphernalia. The brewing equipment is visible in the northern and western sections of this historical property. The building was built in 1892 as an ice plant. The current architecture dates back to 1927 when it was remodeled in a Mission Revival style. It served as a creamery until 1953.

The selection at the brewery varies, but several favorites (Kilt Lifter and 8th Street Ale) are available on tap, in bottles, in cans at local bars, and restaurants throughout the Southwestern United States. The brewery usually also has one or more Real ale ready to serve, and depending on the season, cult favorites like Pumpkin Porter may also be available.

Four Peaks has gained nationwide notoriety in recent years as a result of earning numerous awards at the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Categories in which Four Peaks brews were recognized and awarded medals include Scottish Style Ale, American-Style Strong Pale Ale and English-Style Bitter, just to name a few.

Four Peaks announced on December 18, 2015 that it has been acquired by ABInbev, makers of Budweiser and the world's largest brewing company, and it will include the brewery as part of its High End unit.[1]

Kilt Lifter[edit]

Kilt Lifter is the brewery's flagship ale. It is a Scottish-style ale that contains approximately 6.0% alcohol by volume.[2]

Seasonal beers[edit]

The brewery features seasonal ales, including the Leroy Brown, Winter Wobbler and McCarthy Red and in celebration of Halloween, a Pumpkin Porter.

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Coordinates: 33°25′9.9768″N 111°54′57.3588″W / 33.419438000°N 111.915933000°W / 33.419438000; -111.915933000