See the Renovated Pedal Haus Brewery
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See the Renovated Pedal Haus Brewery

See the Renovated Pedal Haus Brewery

By Steven Totten on Oct 2, 2016 | Phoenix Business Journal
The Pedal Haus Brewery in Tempe has reopened after about three months of renovations.

Those renovations include increased brewing capacity from a 417-gallon weekly production to 1,667 gallons of brewed beer on a weekly basis, private dining room, enhanced patio area and beer garden, and expanded beer selection, as well as future plans for a brick pizza oven.

Pedal Haus Brewery representatives declined to disclose the cost of renovations.

Kimberly Harris of Studio K, who worked on RnR, the Vig, and Zinc Bistro, headed the interior redesign.

“We just moved around some things so we could really focus on brewing,” said Ian Campbell O’Neill, assistant brewer.

Campbell O’Neill said Pedal Haus currently has about 40 clients, mostly restaurants, to which they distribute their brews. With the renovations, Campbell O’Neill said distribution likely will increase, with a possibility for retail distribution as well.

Since the acquisition of Four Peaks by beer giant Anheuser-Busch, Arizona craft breweries seem focused more on expansion and distribution. Huss Brewing Co. recently acquired Papago Brewing to increase distribution.

Pedal Haus owner Julian Wright of Fork and Dagger Inc., who was responsible for opening concepts such as Handlebar, La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar and Modern Margarita — which revitalized a large portion of Tempe’s popular Mill Avenue— handed over ownership of those concepts to Chris Burka, owner of Mill Avenue Management, in order to run the Tempe brewery.

Pedal Haus will join The Park concept at Colliers Center in downtown Phoenix.