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Old Ballard Brewery Tour

Visit Reuben's Brews, Peddler Brewing Company and Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary



At only a quarter mile, this is one of our shortest tours, but you will not find more great beer in a three block area of any city in the country. Our tour starts and ends just a few short blocks from Old Ballard's Historic District. 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.


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. Find out more about Reuben's Brews.

Peddler Brewing Company

Our next stop is at Peddler Brewing Company. As you may guess from the name this brewery is geared toward bicycle riders (pun intended) as well as families and dogs. But everyone enjoys their beers, including those on foot like us. Inside there is the wall of bicycle parts. Outside is a large, year-round beer garden and plenty of bicycle racks. Find a bench and enjoy a beer. Find out more about Peddler Brewing Company. 

Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary

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.

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Tour Highlights

1/4 mile/500 steps

Time-603.5 Hours
Approximate length of tour

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Each guide a certified cicerone

Hops-603 Breweries:
Reuben's, Peddler, Lagunitas
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

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Informative brochure 


  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A thirst for beer & knowledge
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Tour starts at Reuben's Brews Tap Room

5010 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
You are responsible for transportation to the brewery. 

Tour ends at Peddler Brewing Company

1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107. 
You will be responsible for your own transportation.

Scenes from the Old Ballard Brewery Tour

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