Old Ballard Brewery Tour in Seattle, WA

1550 NW 49th StSeattle, WA 98107
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Get a taste of Seattle when you visit the Old 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 the perfect way to enjoy beers with your friends and family while getting to know more about Seattle's role in the craft brewing renaissance.

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 Old Ballard Brewery Tour
Our tour starts and ends just a few short blocks from Old Ballard's Historic District. At only 860 feet, this is our shortest tour. However, you will not find more incredible beer in a two-block area of any city in the country. In our guided beer tasting we will learn what to look for when you are tasting a beer and what makes each style unique.

We'll sample 12 different beers that cover traditional, old-world brewing styles and new, experimental beers that you will find only in these breweries. We will learn why the close proximity of Northwest barley fields, the most productive hops growing region in the world, and visionary brewing pioneers have made Seattle the center of the craft brewing renaissance.


  • Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary: We begin our tour just a few short blocks from Ballard's Historic district at Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary. One of Ballard's newest breweries is actually one of California's oldest. The Ballard brewery features old favorites and beers only brewed in Washington. Even if you think you are familiar with Lagunitas there will be something here you have never tried before. We will also get a close up look at the brewing process.

  • NW Peaks Brewery: NW Peaks' Bergschrund Taproom occupies a space that has been a tavern since 1947, with an incredible hardwood bar. The owner and brewmaster, an avid mountaineer, brews beers that are inspired by the Alpine peaks of the Cascade and Olympic mountains. Classic Old World styles are served along with contemporary Northwest beers. New styles and seasonal beers make every visit unique.

  • Peddler Brewing Company: We'll end our tour at Peddler Brewing Company. As you may have guessed from the name, this brewery is geared toward bicycle riders as well as families and dogs. Inside there is the wall of bicycle parts. Outside is a large, year-round beer garden and plenty of bicycle racks. Find a bench and enjoy a beer.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Old 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 Lagunitas Tap Room located at 1550 NW 49th 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: Lagunitas, NW Peaks and Peddlers. 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.