Anheuser-Busch will acquire Four Peaks Brewing Company, one of the largest breweries in Arizona, according to an announcement today by Anheuser-Busch. The Tempe-based brewery, arguably one of the most popular and successful in the state, will be the sixth brewery to join the growing list of craft beer producers to fall within Anheuser-Busch's business unit for craft and import brands called The High End.
Other breweries under The High End umbrella include Goose Island Beer Company, Blue Point Brewing Company, 10 Barrel Brewing, Elysian Brewing Company, and Golden Road Brewing.
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Terms of the agreement between the Four Peaks and Anheuser-Busch were not disclosed, but the deal is expected to close during the first quarter of 2016. Four Peaks will continue to brew its popular and award-winning beers, including the brewery's flagship Scottish-style ale, Kiltlifter. In addition to this and other mainstay brews like the brewery's SunBru and Peach Ale, Four Peak is known for producing limited-edition beers including the World Beer Cup-medaling Hopsquatch Barleywine and ever-popular Pumpkin Porter, an annual fall release.
Four Peaks opened its doors in 1996 and currently operates three locations: the original brewpub on 8th Street in Tempe, the Wilson Street Brewery & Tasting Room in Tempe, and a Grill & Tap in Scottsdale, in addition to a location at Sky Harbor Airport. The partnership with Anheuser-Busch includes these locations.