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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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 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.