Grand (Re)Opening; Pedal Haus Brewery
Writer Lara Piu
Downtown Tempe’s Pedal Haus Brewery has taken off its training wheels. The little-more-than one-year-old, newly remodeled brew house recently reopened with a fresh look and menu, and an expanded brewing operation that may reach as far as a restaurant near you.
The brewpub closed its doors in late June through late October to make the changes. Now, Pedal Haus features a visibly larger brewing system, which expanded from 417 gallons to x1,667 gallons per week of beer brewed. And that means you will soon see “in-haus” brewer Derek “Doc” Osborne’s award-winning craft beers at many more restaurants throughout the Valley.
“We are happy to be contributing to the growth of the local craft beer scene and want to continue to cultivate the community with more tasty beer options that will be increasingly available in other establishments,” says owner and founder of Pedal Haus Brewery, Julian Wright.
The restaurant’s new interior is darker and more pub-like, and the revamped kitchen includes a brick pizza oven. Executive chef Dennis Martinez, former executive chef of SanTan Brewing Company and Prescott Brewing Company, created new starters, salads and a variety of flatbreads crafted from repurposed spent grain with prosciutto, fig, sausage, sage, Mt. Farm’s ham, grilled pineapple, mozzarella, sweet onion and other scrumptious toppings. New entrees include chili lime butter and Sriracha popcorn, beer can chicken sandwiches and chili chicken verde.
Already one of the largest in Tempe, the patio area features a 6,000-square-foot Euro-inspired beer garden, plus traditional yard games like corn hole, ladder ball and ping pong. Also new are five bungalows with fire pits that can be rented out to groups of up to 20 people.
“With the revitalized look, feel and menu, we will be able to serve a broader clientele and expand our brand throughout the Valley,”
A restaurateur and 2016 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame award winner, Wright first debuted Pedal Haus Brewery last September. He also founded The Handlebar, Modern Margarita and La Bocca Wine Bar and Urban Kitchen.
Pedal Haus Brewery is located at 730 S. Mill Ave. in Tempe, and is open seven days a week. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Thursday though Saturday; and 10 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.