Located in a strip shopping center, this place has the feel of an Applebee’s or Ruby Tuesdays with beer to match. They have 9-10 taps but most of them are year rounders with the occasional seasonal. (The time I visited it was a very mediocre Vienna lager) the food was solid with the mint ice cream cake a real standout. The staff members were friendly enough but most of these beers are sold at Total wine so there’s not much to be gained by a visit.
Four Peaks is the best brewery in AZ. Great beers and food, with nice ambiance. Kiltlifter is the most popular beer, but I like the 8th Street the best. Every Thursday they serve a different cask until it runs out, usually on Saturday.
Had some time to kill in N Scottsdale so stopped in for a pint (or two). Most of their beers are pretty easy to come by in the valley, but I got to try the Raj IPA. Pretty good. I’ll have to come back in the fall for Pumpkin Porter.
I found this place tough to locate once you’re in the shopping center area, probably just me. It has a rustic meets industrial meets Spartan sort of interior feel to it, it works. The help was friendly and they try to be knowledgeable and I appreciate the effort. The food was pretty good and the beer selection was typical 4 Peaks core stuff plus the barleywine was on during this visit in 2012. Overall my visit was a good experience. If I can make an excuse to be in the area again I will certainly drop by for lunch or something.
Four Peaks is close to our apartment, they have Kilt Lifter on tap, and their food is amazing! Oh, and the service is usually pretty great. Free Wi-Fi... need I go on? They get all of the Four Peaks beers, and have a really good happy hour. Get the pizza. It. Is. AMAZING! Oh, and the edamame is pretty great, too. Order a Kilt Lifter. It is one of their signature brews. Of the three Four Peaks locations, this is my favorite.
Stopped by for lunch. Nice crowd. Think they had 9 of their beers on tap. Did not ask about guest taps. Service was very good and friendly. Prices very much in line. Quality of their beers was well above average. Food was very good. Think a must stop.
Cool, larger brewpub with enough TVs that it gets a high-end sports bar feel. Nice patio area if you want to sit outside. The wait staff works as a team to keep you from waiting long for anything, which is nice. Their own beers are quite good, and the guest taps are well chosen. The food is normal pub fare, but well made, and with some twists to keep things interesting. A fun place to grab a beer, watch a game, or have a solid dinner out.
Somewhat crowded and noisy, but the service is great. The guy next to me said he comes here because it is the least likely place to find assholes behind the bar. Actually most of the bartenders were pretty well-breasted women in tank tops but they don’t walk around like they think they’re the shit, so it’s not offensive. Manager took some time to chat about the Patriots. Wings were excellent. Beer was very good to excellent with an excellent selection for a brewpub.
I’m rarely at this location, but the quality of the beer and food is just as high as the original in Tempe. They might not have the same selections on cask and are a bit smaller, but a great place if you’re in the area.