This is a tour that involves beer tasting, and in the State of Washington you must be 21 to legally drink beer. That said, you will find that many of the breweries we visit are "kid friendly" or "family friendly" and you will often see babies in strollers and little kids running around. Some of the other breweries may not be "kid friendly" and you will not see any minors, except sometimes in the restaurant section. Washington State has a slew of archaic and sometimes hard to understand laws about alcohol and minors. For example children cannot be in an establishment that sells alcohol, but they can be in a restaurant that sells alcohol, as long as there is a wall that separates the bar from the restaurant.
Microbreweries are not technically bars or taverns because they were established to make beer, not sell it on the premises. So, minors are allowed on the premises. But the brewery is allowed to sell beer. But not wine. It gets real confusing very fast.The thing about our tours is that they are geared for adults. Kids are going to be bored and there will not always be something fun for the kids to do. In some of the locations, those with a restaurant, the kids will not even be able to go all the places you will be able to go. So technically there is no "law" against it, it would be much better if you left the kids at home. If, on our tour you find a great brewery that has some amazing things for the kids to do, and several of them do, then come back with the entire family and enjoy that trip on your own.
Apparently, according to the State of Washington, any place you can bring a kid, you can bring a dog. Or almost any place. Many of the breweries are "dog friendly" but you are not allowed to bring a dog into a restaurant, and several of the breweries we visit have restaurants, and they will not allow dogs on the premises. Take a look at my answer to the first question about the tour being for adults. There is no law against bringing your dog to most of the breweries but some will not allow you to bring the dog inside. And, whereas your dog may be your best friend, others may find the dog distracting. I would suggest you leave your dog with friends while on the tour.
Now, after our tour you may very well have found the perfect brewery where your best friend is welcomed and there are many other furry companions to play with. By all means, visit the brewery again and bring your dog.
What if it rains? What are you asking?
Oh, you want to know what we do on the tour if it rains? Well, if you don't bring an umbrella or a raincoat you will get wet.
Sarcasm aside, it does rain from time to time in Seattle. Although from mid July through September it is a bit rare. North Westerners are used to the rain. It rarely rains hard, and most folks take the drizzles and rain in stride. We will not cancel because of rain. Check your weather app and if you think it may be too wet for you, bring an umbrella or a rain coat.
Actually, there is nothing better then sitting in a brew pub sipping on a nice porter while it rains outside. You will enjoy it.