Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

BEER AVG
3.71/5
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street BreweryFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1340 E 8th St
Ste 104
Tempe, Arizona, 85281-4396
United States

(480) 303-9967 | map
fourpeaks.com

Notes:
OWNED BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

Added by mzwolinski

BEER STATS
Beers:
30
Ratings:
2,589
Reviews:
698
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
172
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 88
Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Well, I've been to Phoenix a number of times...took me a while to get into this place, but I've been back at least 5 times now. Located in a strange neighborhood...in fact, first time I tried to come here, I took a look and decided to pass and go to option 2...man, was I wrong.

A - Big, wide open spaces is the name of the game here. Lively, young (just off of the ASU campus) crowd. Lots of friendly, young, and attractive service people and clientele - a definite plus - especially over their other location in Scottsdale. Bar is huge. Nice, large outdoor area (where we sat this time around...espcially nice to be able to sit outside comfortably in February, being a New Englander). Great, relaxed atmosphere to pass an afternoon after a round of golf, a spring training baseball game, or an spend an evening out.

Q - I've always enjoyed and been impressed with the quality and variety of beer available here. Something for every palette. This time around I spent the afternoon enjoying their seasonal Double Knot (missed it by a couple days last year), an amazing DIPA - definitely top 5 that I've ever had...had 3 and left very happy. The regular Hop Knot, Kilt Lifter, and their Hefeweizen (can't remember the name at the moment) are all good (have had myself) and I've gotten good reviews on others from companions here.

S - This is a large and typically very busy place. I have to say that they staff it very well, quality and quantity. Usually if I get there early, the service staff is standing around for a little while (too many people working), but when things get going they still keep up pretty well. Not a 5 star establishment, but as far as brewpubs go, they handle things smooothly, courteously, and efficiently...and are usually an attractive bunch too, as a bonus.

S - Selection is always quite good. A large variety of styles including seasonals and a cask selection regularly too. Something for all levels of BA...even the newly initiated. Being close to the ASU campus gets lots of variety in the crowd, from the macro swilling college jocks, Arizona golf tourists and the more beer savvy crowd.

F - I've always enjoyed the food here at Four Peaks. My personal favorite is the garlic cheese bread (basically a sauce-less pizza)..excellent. Large variety of appetizers, regular pub food and some southwest specialties. Again, not 5 star dining, but for a brewpub the food is excellent (and I prefer the brewpub food to the fine dining on most occasions).

V - I would say value is overall quite good. This time, we had 4 people who each got a burger/sandwhich/pizza and we shared an appetizer plus 10-11 beers (it was happy hour) for $63 plus tip...for a Boston guy, that is unheard of...I'm used to walking out of my favorite brewpubs here with only 2 people at a higher dollar value than this.

Overall, one of my favorite brewpubs in the country. I've been here at least 5 times and it has become a regular stop on my trips to the Phoenix area. I've also introduced several people to this place and they always ask about it when I talk about my travels to AZ. Highly recommend it...I would say easily the best brewpub in the Valley of the Sun.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ArizonaBeerBear
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Kinda busy and crowded, but still okay. Had the barrel aged KiltLifter (awesome) and the fish and chips for dinner. Took home a growler of schwarzbier, which was also pretty fine. Recommended stop in Phoenix.

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Photo of Carter_T
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

One of my go-to's! Fresh cold beer, delicious food, friendly crowd, great atmosphere, and a great local company with an interesting history. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, bar space, and TV's. Despite its fairly close proximity to Arizona State University, students don't frequent very often (which is a plus in my opinion).

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Photo of GlenL
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Fee
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Exceptional beers and food. Well known for Kilt Lifter that is widely distributed, but don't miss Hop Knot which is a good APA. The selection here is good and every beer sampled has been worthwhile.

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Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Enjoyed a great meal here and some high quality brews..nice out door seating areas and a lorge indorr seating area and at least two larger bars...beer to go is always a plus...worth a visit if in the area

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Photo of denver10
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Covocali
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Great brewery wide selection of good beer with bomb beer bread sandwhichs.

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.76/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I visited Four Peaks back in 2008 for the UGA at ASU game. It was an oasis, and the beer was great. The only place in Tempe I long to visit again, especially with Montis gone.

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Photo of weirdbrewbeerdudes
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Rasmonton
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

My favorite brewpub in the Phoenix area that I tried. Excellent beer and food, and a nice spot to sit out on the patio. Highly recommend.

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Photo of IamScuba
3.81/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of IPAulJameson
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
5/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of glinnebur
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of holder1422
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of A_Rad
5/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of mwaltz99
3.89/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Sailor2k
4.98/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Hop_Lover
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This was an awesome stop on my trip to Arizona. I highly recommend this brewery.

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Photo of TheVerbalHermanMunster
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

This is a great place for day drinking. A must try is the "from scratch" chicken fingers with the jalapeno dressing. Fries are some of the best as well.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tjumfrid
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery in Tempe, AZ
3.71 out of 5 based on 2,589 ratings.
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