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Seattle Brewery Walking Tours will close at the end of December 2022

Owner and tour guide Tim Lorang will be moving to Europe.
In the next year watch for my podcast: A Story in Every Glass

East Ballard Brewery Tour

Is now CLOSED. Please visit Reuben's Brews, Wheelie Pop Brewing, & Lucky Envelope 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.


Reuben's Brews

Our tour begins at Reuben's Brews, one of the neighborhood's most popular spots. This brewery is truly a family affair. In fact, young Reuben was only a month old when his Dad and Mom opened the brewery that boasts his name. Let's drop in and enjoy Reuben's father's handiwork. He always has a wide range of interesting and tasty beers. Find out more about Reuben's Brews.

Wheelie Pop Brewing

The newest brewery in the Ballard Brewing District was founded by two buddies, Jeremy and Mark, who share a love of beer and brewing, along with a love of motorcycle racing. With beer names like Powerslide Oatmeal Stout and Ascari Amber, there is always a wide range of styles from hoppy IPAs to malt forward brews. They focus on Pacific Northwest ingredients and a sustainable brewing process. Because of that they may not always be traditional but they consistently produce beers that are inviting and easy to drink. Find out more about Wheelie Pop Brewing. Find out more about Wheelie Pop Brewing.

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.

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Tour Highlights

0.25 miles/4633 steps

Time-603 Hours
Approximate length of tour

Tour-IconsCiceroneCicerone Guide
Each guide a certified cicerone

Hops-603 Breweries:
Reuben's Brews, Wheelie Pop, Lucky Envelope, 
Beer-glass-604 Beer Flights Guided Tasting
12 different 4 oz beer samples
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

Tour starts at Reuben's Brews

5010 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
You will be responsible for your own transportation.

Tour ends at Lukey Envelope Brewing

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

Scenes from the East Ballard Brewery Tour

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