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Headed to Tempe tonight to watch the travesty that was the baseball All Star Game at the popular Four Peaks Brewery ( 8th St. in Tempe between Rural and the 101 ).

http://www.fourpeaks.com/default.asp

First time for me and it was pretty cool. Reminded me of my old college days. *sniff*

Sat at the bar inside and was promptly attended to with a Sunbru Kolsch. Very nice. Good for summer drinking. Ordered the shrimp bruschetta. Wow. This was an appetizer and was certainly enough for a meal. House-made focaccia bread topped with ripe plum tomatoes, basil, parmesan, and huge chunks of garlic - and quite a bit of it. Served along with 5 citrus marinated, grilled shrimp.

Very tasty I have to say and a huge portion. I ened up with that, the Sunbru, and a couple of hefeweizen. $2.75 beers and moderately priced apps. $19.00 total bill. I will definitely head back for the atmosphere and to further investigate the food

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  1. Glad you liked it! I think they do much better than average bar food -- not to mention better than average beers. They usually have a cask-conditioned ale and a seasonal variety, those are nice to try; my favorite being winter's Blind Date which is a 12% alcohol date beer. For apps I am addicted to their Thai Wings and I have been known to pout if no one orders fries for the table. Fish & chips (beer-battered, of course), their bleu cheese burger, and their chicken sandwich, made with the same house beer bread, are also very good.

    1. Oh yeah, Four Peaks is one of the best places in town for a combination of food, beer and atmosphere. I'll second Themis' recommendation of the cask-conditioned ale. It's less carbonated and served at around 50 degrees, so it goes down buttery smooth.

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      1. re: ajs228

        I'll third this one. Love Four Peaks - we have a keg of Kiltlifter on tap at our house. Food is great, consistent, always have great daily specials. The beer is some of the best as well. I can't wait for the Pumpkin Porter coming out in the fall!

        1. re: scorpioscuba

          Have you tried the IPA they have on cask right now? I actually wasn't as big of a fan of it as I am the Raj IPA, which is my standard at FP. I thought it was more subtle and round for an IPA, as I prefer to get kicked in the mouth by hops.

          1. re: azhotdish

            They are also rumored to have fried cheese curds on occasion, if you like that sort of thing. :)

          2. re: scorpioscuba

            Man, you've gotta jump on that Pumpkin Porter. They seem to run out of it as soon as it's brewed.

            1. re: ajs228

              I know - I wish they served it year round.

        2. I've always been ready for a let down at four peaks, but it never happens. There's not many places to get a better combo of good food, good beer, and great prices. Considering the fact that you'd spend just as much at T.G.I.Friday's or Chili's I think its remarkable.

          1. I love this place. Favorite beer is the hop knot. To eat, I like the southwest burger.

            1. Marking the "Place"

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              Four Peaks Brewing Co
              1340 E 8th St, Tempe, AZ 85281