East Ballard Brewery Tour in Seattle, WA

907 NW 50th StSeattle, WA 98107
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Get to know more about Seattle's role in the craft brewing renaissance when you visit the East Ballard Brewery. Take a tour and learn what to look for when you are tasting a beer and what makes each style unique. Sample 12 different beers from three breweries in a few hours and even take home a souvenir! This is a perfect way to enjoy beers with your friends and family.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Seattle Travel Experts
  • No transportation is included in this walking tour.
  • Tour duration: Approximately 3 hours.
  • Tour includes your choice of a souvenir glass or a souvenir bottle keychain opener.
  • The tour is 21 and up.
  • Discounted tickets are available for non-drinkers.


from East Ballard Brewery Tour
This is the part of Ballard where pioneering visionaries brewed the first barrel of Redhook Ale back in 1983 and started a craft brewing revolution. That revolution continues in the neighborhood with the highest concentration of craft breweries in the world. How this happened is part of the story that has made Seattle, and Ballard, the world's premier craft brewing center.

We will explore this history, the history of beer, and learn about different beer styles with a guided tasting of 12 different and unique beers. The seasons change, and so do the beers. Each tour is unique and we'll sample freshly brewed beers appropriate to the time of year and the individual brewers. We will learn what to look for when tasting new beers and appreciate the many historic and contemporary styles.

Lucky Envelope Brewing
In Chinese culture, the Red Envelope brings luck, in our case we are lucky it also means great beer. Known for its award-winning Six Weeks Series Lagers, sour beers and Northwest IPAs, there is always something new on tap at Lucky Envelope. Its cozy taproom is a great place to meet friends and try new beers. We will get a close-up view of the brewing process and learn how great beer is made.

Populuxe Brewing
Voted the most Family Friendly Brewery in Seattle, the large beer garden and Pinball Gallery gives the youngsters plenty to do while their folks are enjoying a brew. We will be able to enjoy beers that draw on the brewing traditions of Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Northwest but are not restricted to any rigid classification. A great place for award-winning beers in a hip, retro setting.

Bad Jimmy's Brewing Company
Jimmy's may be bad, but they are good type of bad. Known for their "intense ales," they like to experiment and take their beers to the extreme. The brewers are dedicated to craft beer and to consistently offering the most innovative creations they can. The results are amazing. We will try some familiar styles and perhaps something you never expected to find.

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Providence, Rhode Island
"Awesome tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019
I took a tour with Tim in late August and had a wonderful time. He was very knowledgeable and was enthusiastic about beer. I would recommend this to anyone interested in learning about the brewery scene in Seattle!
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Shawn B
Seattle, Washington
"Great Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2019
Our guide was so energetic and I learned a lot about Seattle that I didn't know even though I grew up here. Highly recommend.
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Margaret S
Chicago, Illinois
"A Beer Lovers Must"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2019
My husband and I went on this tour last week and it was fantastic. We visited 3 breweries- all in walking distance of each other. Tim was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, fun and the beer samples were plentiful. A Seattle must for anyone that enjoys a good time while learning and having great samples of all locally brewed beers.
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Woodstock, Georgia
"Seattle Brewery Walking Tours with Tim"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019
We had a great time with Tim on the tour, he was knowledgeable and a pleasant company. We tasted several different types of beer and were educated on how to identify the different flavors.
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"Awesome time with Tim!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 05, 2019
My husband and I visited Seattle in September 2018 from Calgary, Canada and scheduled a tour with Tim for one of our evenings. We were extremely interested in one of the tours that wasn't offered on the day we were available and were over the moon when Tim accommodated us for that particular tour.It was a fantastic casual evening, with lots of visiting and as much knowledge on beer and the Seattle brew scene as a person could ask for. Tim knew the answer to every question we asked and so much more.The evening was more akin to spending quality time with a longtime friend who knows the best places to go, than an formal and stuffy tour.Fabulous experience. Definitely recommend and will look Tim up when we are back in beautiful Seattle.
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Frequently Asked Questions about East Ballard Brewery Tour

What’s the Teetotaler option?
This option is for anyone who wants to attend the tour but doesn’t want to drink beer. It is a discounted price.

What if it rains?
The tour will operate. There will be no cancellations due to rain.

What should I wear?
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes since there is some walking on the tour.

Where is it located?
The tour starts at Lucky Envelope Brewing located at 907 NW 50th St, Seattle, WA 98107.

Is the tour/attraction/activity appropriate for children?
It’s recommended to be 21 and up for this tour.

Is transportation included?
No, this is a walking tour. If you need a ride home you’ll need to call a cab or use Uber or Lyft.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 3 hours long.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?
You’ll get a chance to visit 3 different breweries: Lucky Envelope, Populuxe and Bad Jimmy's. There will be a total of 4 beer flights included overall, and you’ll receive a souvenir glass and a souvenir bottle keychain opener.

Can I bring my pet?
It’s not recommended to bring pets on this tour.

Is this tour for adults only?
This tour involves beer tasting, and in the state of Washington, you must be at least 21 to legally drink beer. Some of the breweries are family friendly and some aren’t, so it’s recommended to be 21 and up for the tour.