Washington State has over 250 breweries, and the city of Seattle is home to more than one quarter of them. The majority of Seattle’s brewing facilities are craft or micro-breweries, and they are located in various neighborhoods of the city, including downtown, West Seattle, Ballard and Fremont. Join in the fun, sample some exceptionally crafted beer, and learn all about the behind-the-scenes brewing action and history during any of these educational Seattle brewery tours.
Redhook Brewery
14300 N.E. 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 483-3232

Located just north of Seattle, the Redhook Ale Brewery in Woodinville has daily tours that run on the hour from 12 – 4 p.m. Tours begin at the start of each hour and are $5 per person. The Redhook Ale Brewery was established in 1981 and has served as one of the area’s most well-known and popular breweries ever since. During the tour, visitors will get a look inside the brewery, as well as get an overview of the brewing process and details about Redhook’s interesting history. Best of all, adults 21 and over will have the opportunity to sample some of the brewery’s select beers.

The Pike Brewing Company
1415 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-6044

The Pike Brewing Company is yet another reason to visit the world-famous Pike Place Market. Founded in 1989, it produces a number of popular handcrafted beers including Pike Pale Ale, Space Needle IPA and XXXXX Stout. Tours are free and available Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. All tours are given by the brewery’s expert staff. Come in early, grab a bite to eat at on-site Pike Pub and then enjoy a pint during your tour of the brewhouse facility.

Mac And Jack’s Brewery
17825 N.E. 65th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-9697

Mac and Jack’s Brewery in Redmond offers tours on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. In addition to learning about the brewery and seeing how their beer is made, adults 21 and over will also have the opportunity to sample various beers the brewery currently produces. The majority of the ingredients used to make Mac and Jack’s products are harvested in the Pacific Northwest, including the Yakima-grown hops and malted barley.

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Road Dog Tours
1401 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 249-9858

Road Dog Tours offers three-hour brewery tours that will allow you to visit at least three Seattle breweries and sample some of their best craft beers. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tour guests will be able to view the brewing process at each brewery, learn the brewery’s history and see some great Seattle sights along the way. Reservations are required for all Road Dog Tours and cancellations or refund requests must be made 48 hours prior to your scheduled tour start time.

Evergreen Escapes Brewery Tours
2960 4th Ave. S. #115
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 650-5795

Evergreen Escapes has two brewery tours available for adults 21 and over. The Brews and Views tour is a five-hour tour available year-round by request. It visits a rotating list of breweries where tour guests will be able to sample a variety of handcrafted beers including ales, ambers and stouts from some of Seattle’s leading beer producers. The Brews and Bulbs tour runs in the month of December only and navigates the lighted streets of Seattle during the holiday season, in addition to visiting several local breweries to try out some of their more festively crafted beers.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.