Old Ballard Brewery Tour
Is now closed.
Owner and tour guide Tim Lorang will be moving to Europe.
In the next year watch for my podcast: A Story in Every Glass
Is now closed.
Our tour ends just a few short blocks from Old Ballard's Historic District where you can find over two dozen restaurants, pubs, and cocktail lounges. 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.
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. Find out more about Reuben's Brews.
Taking over the old Peddler Brewery location, Bickersons is the newest brewery in the Ballard Brewing District, but not to the world of beer. Bickersons started in Renton and have expanded their operations to this new location. There is a large, covered, outdoor patio with plenty of room for the kids and the dogs to run around while you enjoy one of their amazing beers.
We end 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 here 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. Find out more about Lagunitas Brewing.
Approximate length of tour
Each guide a certified cicerone
Bottle Key-Chain opener
5010 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
You are responsible for transportation to the brewery.
1550 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107
You will be responsible for your own transportation.