Four Peaks Brewing Co Arguably one of the most well-known breweries in the great state of Arizona, Four Peaks Brewing Company was born in 1996 in a century-old building that once housed the Borden Creamery. Like many craft brewers, Four Peaks started out of a passion to share exceptional beer with good people. Favoring a sustainable business model with incremental growth, Four Peaks has grown over almost two decades to be the most widely distributed Arizona beer label.
Four Peaks produces a wide variety of mainstay brews that are available year round, as well rotating seasonal brews, such as their currently available Oktoberfest Vienna Lager, Pumpkin Porter, and their December brew: Winter Wobbler. In addition to their usual lineup and their seasonal brews, Four Peaks offers a revolving Cask-Conditioned Ale that’s different every week! It is, of course, worth noting that this year, Four Peaks took home TWO silver medals from the Great American Beer Festival, for their Hop Knot and Kilt Lifter!
Barbara and Bob Predmore have been producing Alcantara wines now since 2004, when they opened the doors at their beautiful 87 acre Tuscan estate in Cottonwood, AZ. Owner, Barbara insists that “The rocky limestone soil and sunny climate of the Verde is very similar to the wine making regions of France and Italy,” offering up regional products that are competitive to some of the world’s most established wine regions
Arizona, which has only recently gained notoriety as one of the nation’s fastest growing wine regions, owes much of its success to vineyards like Alcantara, who lead the push for regionally-inspired wines. The Verde Valley Wine trail makes a fantastic staycation destination! Alcantara offers great rates on wine tastings and vineyard tours, and you can find their list of suggested lodging, activities and restaurants here. The vineyard also doubles as a breathtakingly beautiful event space for weddings and parties!
Make sure to check out the Alcantara Vineyard Wine Club! Members get special discounts, six free member-only wine tastings per year, a free winery tour for you & your party, and special rates on (including free access to some) local attractions.
Watch out for these upcoming events featuring Alcantara Vineyards: November 16 – AWGA Festival at the Farm December 6-8 – Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts