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East Ballard Brewery Tour

Visit Lucky Envelope Brewing, Populuxe Brewing and Bad Jimmy's Brewing




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. Find out more about Lucky Envelope Brewing.

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. Learn more about Populuxe Brewing.

Bad Jimmy's Brewing Company

Jimmy's may be bad, but they are Good-Bad, not evil and their beers are great. 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. Learn more about Bad Jimmy's Brewing Company. 

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Tour Highlights

0.47 miles/950 steps

Time-603 Hours
Approximate length of tour

Hops-603 Breweries:
Lucky Envelope, Populuxe,
Bad Jimmy's
Beer-glass-604 Beer Flights
Guided tasting at each brewery
non-beer-options-60Non-beer options
For Teetotaler option
Souvenier-Glass-60Souvenir Glass
Free 4oz tasting glass

Bottle-opener-60Souvenir Opener
Bottle Key-Chain opener

food-beer-pairing-60Beer & Food Pairing Guide
Informative brochure 


  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A thirst for beer & knowledge
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Tour starts at Lucky Envelope Brewing

907 NW 50th St, Seattle, WA 98107
You are responsible for transportation to the brewery. 

Tour ends at Bad Jimmy's Brewing Company

B 4358 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107
You will be responsible for your own transportation.

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