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Craft Breweries in Tempe

What’s the true taste of Arizona? In Tempe, it’s all about craft beer. Tempe has a vast culinary scene that extends from college town staples of pizza and burgers to upscale dining at House of Tricks and Top of the Rock. One trend that ties all of Tempe’s eateries together is the growing variety of excellent microbrews. With multiple craft breweries in Tempe, our city is producing some of the best of suds in the Southwest.

Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th St. #104, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9967

Four Peaks Brewing Company is the original destination for great Tempe craft beer. Their signature brews, including the Scottish style Kilt Lifter, 8th Street Pale Ale and Hop Knot IPA, can be found all of over town, but they are best experienced at their location on 8th Street in Tempe. Originally a creamery building that dates back to the 19th century, this charming red brick structure seems custom made for their brewing operations, large bar and sunny outdoor patio. You can take a tour of this historic building and their brewing operations every Saturday. While beer is the main draw to this neighborhood hangout, food comes in a close second. The Four Peaks beer bread sandwiches, perfectly seasoned fries, enchiladas and pizzas are some of the best around. And, if you don’t get a chance to visit their original location, don’t worry. You can get a taste of Four Peaks on your way home. Traveling out of town? No problem. Visit their location in Terminal 4 of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Four Peaks Brewery Photo by ELEVATE from Pexels
Four Peaks Brewery photo by ELEVATE from Pexels

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave. #102, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337

A rising star in Tempe’s craft beer scene is Pedal Haus Brewery. Pedal Haus Brewery is a Mill Ave. restaurant, brewery and entertainment destination. This 14,000 sq. ft. bike-friendly brewery features hand-crafted European-style beers, a Belgian-American gastropub food menu, Downtown Tempe’s largest patio and three indoor and outdoor bar options with 24 taps each. Lots of yard games on their expansive, dog-­friendly beer garden outdoor space enhance entertainment opportunities even further.

Pedal Haus Brewery
Pedal Haus Brewery

Fate Brewing Co.
201 E. Southern Ave. #111, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 590-2395

Fate Brewing Co. has been a local favorite in the metro area for years, and it’s newest location in Tempe is a beautiful, yet uber cool industrial space, with lots of seating indoors and out. They serve many craveable menu items from juicy burgers to flavorful Hawaiian Salmon. And, you’ll be hard pressed to choose your favorite beer with choices like Fateful IPA, Halfway to Heffen and Barrel Aged Smoked Baltic Porter.

Fate Brewing Company
Fate Brewing Company

Huss Brewing Company
1520 W. Mineral Rd. #102, Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 264-7611

Huss Brewing Co. is owned by Jeff and Leah Huss, a husband and wife team with a passion for American craft beer. From a pale ale called “Magic in the Ivy” to their German Style Kölsch called “Scottsdale Blonde,” this is a casual spot to enjoy brews with friends. The Huss Tempe Taproom does not offer a food menu. But, patrons are welcome to bring in their own food or order in from GrubHub, Postmates or another delivery option.

Huss Brewing Tempe sampler
Huss Brewing Co.

The Shop Beer Co.
922 W. 1st St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 477-9212

The Shop Beer Co. on First Street, just south of Rio Salado Parkway and east of Hardy Drive. The Shop has turned what was once a residence into a great place to hang out with old friends and new. And, they are known for brews like Church Music, a juicy IPA, and Coffee Brown, an American nut brown ale. Food is not available for purchase at The Shop, but guests are welcome to bring in their own food or use a delivery service.

The Shop Beer Co credit Mark Lipczynski
The Shop Beer Co. credit Mark Lipczynski

You can find a full list of Tempe bars and restaurants on our website.

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Written Toni Smith

An Arizona native, Toni Smith loves to dine out, conquer hiking trails, go to concerts and survive hot yoga classes. She has also never met a dog she didn’t love instantly. She lives in Tempe with her husband and daughter.