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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

Fishermen's Terminal Brewery Tour

Is now CLOSED, but please visit Figurehead Brewing and Rooftop Brew Co.
and walk through Seattle's historic Fishermen's Terminal


On the south shore of Salmon Bay, beneath the Ballard Bridge, and north of the BSNF train yards is Seattle's historic Fishermen's Terminal and the home port for the North Pacific Fishing Fleet. Think of the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and you will know exactly what kind of intrepid fishermen sail from this port. Luckily for them, and for us, there are two great breweries on either side of the port, and we are going to taste six great beers at each.


Figurehead Brewing Company

Across the street from the Terminal this small brewery honors the history and culture of this seagoing neighborhood. The brewers also honor the brewing history and styles of the old world while maintaining a contemporary edge. A seaman from the 19th century and a fisherman just back from the Bering Sea will find something to quench their thirst and brighten their spirits. Learn more about Figurehead Brewing Company. 

Fishermen's Terminal

Our walk goes through this historic, working port and by the Fishermen's Memorial, dedicated to the nearly 500 Seattle men and women who have lost their lives at sea since 1900. This is the home port of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet and several vessels featured in the Discovery Channel's "The Deadliest Catch." The port has been in continuous operation for over 100 years and serves more than 700 vessels.

Rooftop Brew Company

In the shadow of the Ballard Bridge this brewery is steeped in the traditions of Northwest brewing. After our 3/4-mile walk we will be ready to enjoy their year-round, rooftop patio and their excellent beers. Hoppy IPAs, coffee infused porters and seasonal beers are part of everyday life in Seattle and this family friendly, neighborhood brewery makes this possible. Find out more about Rooftop Brew Company. 

* Most of our tours include three tours where we sample four beers at each tour, for a total of 12, 4-oz samples. On this tour we will visit two breweries in addition to the Fishermen’s Terminal. At each brewery we will sample six beers for a total of 12, 4-oz samples, the same amount as our other tours.

See our Cancellation Policy and other questions on our FAQ PAGE.

Tour Highlights

.75 miles/1.500 steps

Time-603.5 Hours
Approximate length of tour

Tour-IconsCiceroneCicerone Guide
Each guide a certified cicerone

Hops-602 Breweries & Terminal
Figurehead, Fishermen's Terminal and Rooftop
Beer-glass-60Beer Flights Guided Tasting
12 different 4 oz beers
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 Figurehead Brewing Company

4001 21st Ave W unit b, Seattle, WA 98199
You are responsible for transportation to the brewery. 

Tour ends at Rooftop Brew Company

1220 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98199
You will be responsible for your own transportation.

Scenes from the Fishermen's Terminal Brewery Tour

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