Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's a Kilt Lifter! Beer that is...

Four Peaks Brewery is a local favorite in Tempe Arizona. You can find some of the best local brews on tap daily, great food and a fun energetic atmosphere. The building is a turn of the century red brick ware house built in 1892. In its past lives the mission revival style building was Pacific Creamery and later Bordens Creamery.

This building is constructed almost entirely of red brick with wooden ceilings.

Four Peaks has a large patio with plenty of umbrellas, heaters and a great misting system, (key in Arizona!) making the patio a comfortable hang out all year round.

As soon as you walk through the doors you are faced with the large wood bar that runs almost the entire length of the room. Behind the bar there is a view of floor to ceiling stainless steel brewing tanks, a beautiful sight!
In 2008 Four Peaks won "The best beer for wine snobs" award, I would have to concur!

Both in the restaurant and in my home kegorator I have enjoyed their most well known ale,
Kilt Lifter® Scottish-Style Ale
The award-winning Flagship ale is an ale made in the tradition of the great strong ales of Scotland. Amber colored, malty sweet with underlying note of smokiness.
Alcohol content approximately 6.0% by volume and ALWAYS ON TAP!!
Medals - Great American Beer Festival (GABF) 1998 & 1999 & 2003 - Bronze - Scottish-Style Ale

This trip I tried a different beer the Sunbru Kölsch Style Ale
A very light golden ale that is malty sweet, almost honey-like in the nose. This ale has a light to medium body and a very delicate flavor. Easy drinking, it has very low bitterness and a soft dry finish. 5.2% alcohol/volume. This style originates from the city of Cologne, Germany where all twenty eight breweries are dedicated to brewing only Kölsch. This one will be definitely be coming to my home kegorator this summer!

While you will probably want to go for the beer, you will HAVE TO stay for the food. This is not just bar food! It is great Burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, salads and of course Kilt Lifter beer battered fish and chips! All the food ranges from $5 to $20 dollars.

Happy Hour is daily from 3-7 pm and 10 pm to close, this includes $3 pints and $11 pitcher. Other times a pint will run you $4 and a Pitcher is $13. Everything on the menu is paired with one of their handcrafted ales.
Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 East 8th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Parking is a bit tough, (but well worth it!) or it is only 5 minute walk from the Apache/Dorsey Light Rail stop.

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