East Ballard Brewery Tour

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Seattle Brewery Walking Tours

For beer enthusiasts, Seattle Brewery Walking Tours is a brewery tour that explores the genuine Seattle micro-brewery community. Unlike large bus tours or asking your Uber driver where to get a good beer, we offer a relaxing guided tour and beer tasting that connects with the local breweries and the neighborhood. As a result, you will learn about the history and uniqueness of Seattle micro-breweries, experience hand tailored tastings and learn about each brewery’s distinctive beer styles, and enjoy a nice walk with some amazing people.

  • 3 Hours
  • 3 Breweries
  • Seattle, Washington

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.


Tour starts at Urban Family Brewing Company

1103 NW 52nd. St Seattle, WA 98107
You will be responsible for your own transportation.


Tour ends at Populuxe Brewing

826 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107
You are responsible for transportation to the brewery


  • 0.25 miles/500 steps
  • 3 Hours Approximate length of tour
  • Cicerone Guide Each guide a certified cicerone
  • 3 BreweriesPopuluxe, Lucky Envelope, Urban Family
  • 4 Beer Flights Guided tasting at each brewery
  • Non-beer options For Teetotaler option
  • Souvenir GlassFree 4oz tasting glass
  • Souvenir Opener Bottle Key-Chain opener
  • Beer & Food Pairing Guide Informative brochure

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A thirst for beer & knowledge


Urban Family Brewing Company

Just settling into their brand new brewhouse, Urban Family has been a feature of the North Seattle Brewing scene for years. Originally inspired by the Belgian and French Farmhouse brewing traditions they now feature huge selection of in-house brewed sour ales and IPAs making this one of the more unique breweries in the neighborhood. Old world traditions and innovative northwest styles served side by side. Learn more about Urban Family Brewing Company.

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.


$70 (with discounts for seniors and non-drinkers.)