After 9 days in the desert, I wasnít sure if it was a mirage. I know this sounds like the delusional ramblings of a desperately thirsty beer lover trapped in a barren and beerless desert hell (aka Phoenix), but I swear that a beautiful maiden brought me golden pitchers of cold ale to wet my dusty palate and heaping plates of delicious food to fill my empty belly. Curse you and bless you all at once, you Sun Devilish temptress of fermented goodness! Drink the heavenly ales, I did. Eat the divine offerings, I did. Then I was carried away on the glimmering wings of a great bird. When I awoke, I was home in Seattle. Maybe it was just a dream.
A good stop for both food and beer in Phoenix, a city that seems to have plenty of sound beer stops, as I find a new one each time I pass through there. Food here was good, the service friendly and quick (in the middle of the day around lunch time). The beer selection was pretty big, maybe 10 taps or so. Looked like a great place to stop and watch football, especially if youíre a Vikings fan. Atmosphere wasnít family-like, although Iím sure a family outing would work out here.
Very nice place. I road over from a resort in S. Phoenix on a bike (making the brewpub a destination). Well worth a visit. The cask conditioned ale on tap was a stout which sounded a bit heavy for a ride in the sun so I had a couple of ales and a burger. If youíre around on a nice day, itís worth a visit.
Located in a really cool converted warehouse in north Tempe. Easy to get to but hard to park (try in back- kinda secret!). They usually have 7-8 of their beers on tap and their food is fantastic.
Its set up as a sports bar, but they also have a nice patio.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | November 28, 2007| Updated October 27, 2008
I think this place is a damn good time. They keep order better than the ACME roadhouse, the food is better than the YardHouse, and the ambiance is the best in the metro area. They only pump their own brews, but like Karl Strauss, I donít think it matters. I have always liked coming here, even since graduation. A Tempe institution for good reason.
Pretty big place with lots of bar seating as well as tables for food. Only had time to sample a couple native beers, but liked what I tried. Food was pretty good as well, Iíd definitely go back if Iím ever in town.
Great local atmosphere feel. You can tell youíre in a warehouse but it is cool.
Beers are always fresh, especially the small batch seasonals which are often superior to the regular lineup.
Food is above average. Pretzels with Hefe are highly recommended.
Best place in AZ. Iím a Viking fan though so I may be partial. The regular selection of beer is the same ole crap, but the seasonals get real good. Food is great, havenít had a meal I didnít like. The reuben is bitchiní and a got a friend hooked on their beer battered chicken tenders. Staff is pretty cool, usually have a girl name Tabitha who rocks. Only complaint is the lack of a proper air conditioning. Gets hot in this place at times, real hot. Worth it usually.
Four Peaks Brewery is a great local place to kick back and enjoy the scenery as well as the beers on tap and food served. Happy hour always serves $2.50 drafts and great food specials. The seasonal beers are always great tasting and the brunch every Sunday is pheonomenal for a hangover cure or just to start the day off right! If you are ever in the area, you NEED to check out this brewery. You will not be disappointed! Happy Beer Hunting!
I went on a Friday afternoon and the after-work crowd was substantial. Wait service was understandably slow as a result, but still helpful about food and beer choices. The kolsch was refreshing on a hot afternoon and the food was very good. Enjoyable atmosphere and definitely worth a visit if youíre in the East Valley.