Four Peaks Brewing Company
Jokingly calling itself a “close knit crew of beer enthusiasts who got tired of paying for beer,” Four Peaks Brewing Company’s primary goal is to “craft exceptional beer to share it with good people.”
The Tempe, Ariz.-based brewery produces a vast array of beers from an old Mission Revival-style brick building built in 1892 that was originally a creamery and used to house cows. The building is also home to a brewpub serving great pub fare along with Four Peaks’ lineup of brews.
The brewery mills its malt “to expose its starchy centers” and then adds specialty malts to impart a variety of colors and flavors in its many brews. Among them are Four Peaks Sunbru (Kölsch), Arizona Peach Ale, Hop Knot IPA, 8th Street Ale (English Pale Ale), Hefeweizen and Kilt Lifter (Scottish Ale).
Kilt Lifter, Four Peaks’ flagship brew, was the 2009 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal-winning Scottish-style Ale, containing a flavorful yet drinkable 6 percent ABV. Made in the tradition of great strong ales from Scotland, this is the beer that made Four Peaks famous.(www.fourpeaks.com)