BLIND AMBITION, DUMB LUCK AND UNDYING THIRST
That’s what got us here. There wasn’t a fancy plan; just a group of people obsessed with beer and sharing it with the community. So we decided to build a brewery.
1882: BUILT BEFORE ARIZONA’S STATEHOOD
What better place to brew cold, refreshing beer than a retired ice house? Originally christened the F.A. Hough’s Ice Factory, this Mission Revival-style brick beauty is still standing strong after more than 100 years. Before we came along, the building housed a dairy creamery and Uranus Recording, which hosted the likes of The Gin Blossoms and Stevie Nicks in its studio.
1995: RECEIVE FIRST LOAD OF GRUNDY TANKS
Selling these tanks funded our operation. Originally used in England, Grundy tanks are large vessels perfect for serving beer. They went out of style across the pond right around the time the craft beer scene was picking up in the states. We imported shiploads and sold them to budding breweries across the U.S. If you ever see one in the wild, chances are it came from Four Peaks.
1996: KILT LIFTER IS BORN
Kilt Lifter is our flagship beer. This beer keeps the lights on, making up 60 percent of what we brew. It’s the No. 1 locally made beer in Arizona and has won multiple medals at Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.
1997: A GRAND OPENING
Nearly three years after we got the idea to start Four Peaks, we finally opened our brewpub to the world. Two decades later, we’ve maintained that neighborhood pub mentality; we’ve just added more equipment to help share our brews far beyond Tempe, Arizona.
1998: FOUR PEAKS’ KITCHEN OPENS
We didn’t want to just drink beer; we wanted to eat it too. Our menu incorporates Four Peaks brews into many of our dishes, from beer batter to pizza crust. Our kitchen serves up high-quality pub fare that’s handmade and always fresh.