Here's a little something to raise a glass to.
Four Peaks Brewing Company, the Tempe institution serving up handcrafted suds in a 1892 Mission-style warehouse since 1996, has been named one of the top fifty craft brewers in the U.S. by the Brewers Association -- a not-for-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for U.S. breweries.
Basing its rankings on each company's beer sales volume in 2011, the Brewers Association listed Four Peaks Brewery in a tie for 50th place with California's Anderson Valley Brewing Company.
Read on to see what Four Peaks co-owner Jim Scussel had to say.
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The Phoenix Business Journal reports Four Peaks co-owner Jim Scussel saying the company sold 36,000 barrels of beer last year, with 90 percent of it purchased off-site, mainly at retail locations. In addition, Scussel went on to say that Four Peak's second Tempe brewery is slated to begin brewing beer in late August.
To see the Brewers Association's complete list of 50 Top Breweries in 2011, go here.