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Mapping the Ever-Growing Ballard Brewery District

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How popular is Ballard's brewing scene? Even Fremont is moving there. Fremont Brewing Company is opening a new production facility in it's neighboring neighborhood. They're keeping their location in Fremont but it only adds to the idea that Ballard has become Seattle's brewery epicenter. As MyBallard proudly notes, "Ballard is home to more breweries than any other Seattle or Portland neighborhood." And you know it's a big deal when a pub opens that exclusively serves beer brewed in the neighborhood. If you haven't already had a chance to take a tasty tour of the town, we're here to help. Below is a map of the Ballard Brewery District, from the oldest (Maritime Pacific Brewing) to the newest (2nd Chance Brewing). Happy drinking (responsibly)!

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1. Maritime Pacific Brewing Co

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1111 NW Ballard Way
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 782-6181
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Founded in 1990 by George and Jane Hancock, Maritime is Ballard-Proper's oldest brewery. Sticking with the nautical theme you'd expect from the neighborhood, you'll find lots of tasty beer options such as Flagship Red Ale, Islander Pale Ale and the Jolly Roger Christmas Ale that the taproom with named after.

2. Populuxe Brewing

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826B NW 49th St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 706-3400
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Do you wish you could boast about how much you enjoy bold flavors without sounding like Guy Fieri? Head over here where they've just added Expansion IPA to their list of strong-flavored beers always on tap. IPAs, Stouts and Porters always available as well as other seasonal choices.

3. Reuben's Brews

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1406 NW 53rd St. Suite 1A
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 753-9583
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A small, family owned and operated brewery with a cozy taproom open Thursday through Sunday. A solid choice to meet with friends, sample and learn about their beers, and pick up a growler to enjoy elsewhere. For a small brewery, they've got quite a selection to choose from and more awards than you can count.

4. Hilliard's Brewery

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1550 NW 49th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 915-3303
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Surely you've seen their distinctive cans in the grocery store by now, but you can always head over to their sparse taproom full of refurbished furniture and featuring a pool table. It's beer hipster paradise. They've got fourteen beers to choose from, including the delightfully-named Suffering Bastard Saison.

5. Peddler Brewing Company

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1514 NW Leary Way
Seattle, WA 98107

Peddler Brewing Company is a microbrewery and tasting room that strives to be a gathering place for beer lovers and support bicycling as an awesome way to get around Seattle. Owners Dave Keller and Haley Woods spend their time making and selling beer, advocating for cycling, and riding bikes, so in a word, they’re Peddlers. Feature beers include an IPA, Pale Ale and Wheat beer.

6. Stoup Brewing

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1108 NW 52nd
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 457-5524
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Stoup Brewing is a long held dream of Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba, who appreciate both the artistry and science that goes into beer. You'll find a brewery that honors traditional styles perfected by earlier brewmasters while elevating craft brewing by continually seeking a better pint. The recently-added Citra IPA sounds like a delicious winner.

7. NW Peaks Brewery

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4912 17th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 853-0525
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This nano-brewery make less than one barrel of beer per batch, so it's quality over quantity. They offer a running rotation of favorites on tap and also release two beers a month for their mountainBeer program. A little hard to find but the intimate feel of both the beer and the brewery make it a great place to fill your growler.

8. 2nd Chance Brewing

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1109 Northwest 52nd Street
Seattle, WA 98107

They don't have a taproom (yet) but this new nano brewery is right across the street from Stoup and produces 10 barrels per month of finely handcrafted Northwest-style ales. They also donate 1% of their profits to local Northwest Charities, so search out their brews for now and keep an eye out for a future home base.

9. Urban Family Public House

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5329 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 783-2337
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Urban Family Brewing may have moved their brewery out of Ballard to Interbay, the Public House remains open for now, offering up a solid selection of locally-made beers.

10. Bad Jimmy's Brewery

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4358 Leary Way NW # B
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-1548
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Bad Jimmy's claims they'll "reinvent intensity as it exists in the craft beer world." A lofty goal but one they're tackling with gusto. Dog-friendly, which is a bonus, though best to do all of the drinking yourself.

11. Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 706-1544
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Some might say Hale's is in Fremont. Some might call it Fre-lard. Whatever the case, it's close enough to be considered part of the Ballard beer experience. The taproom and restaurant features tons of choices while the Palladium out back is always featuring a new show or performance.

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1. Maritime Pacific Brewing Co

1111 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107

Founded in 1990 by George and Jane Hancock, Maritime is Ballard-Proper's oldest brewery. Sticking with the nautical theme you'd expect from the neighborhood, you'll find lots of tasty beer options such as Flagship Red Ale, Islander Pale Ale and the Jolly Roger Christmas Ale that the taproom with named after.

1111 NW Ballard Way
Seattle, WA 98107

2. Populuxe Brewing

826B NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107

Do you wish you could boast about how much you enjoy bold flavors without sounding like Guy Fieri? Head over here where they've just added Expansion IPA to their list of strong-flavored beers always on tap. IPAs, Stouts and Porters always available as well as other seasonal choices.

826B NW 49th St
Seattle, WA 98107

3. Reuben's Brews

1406 NW 53rd St. Suite 1A, Seattle, WA 98107

A small, family owned and operated brewery with a cozy taproom open Thursday through Sunday. A solid choice to meet with friends, sample and learn about their beers, and pick up a growler to enjoy elsewhere. For a small brewery, they've got quite a selection to choose from and more awards than you can count.

1406 NW 53rd St. Suite 1A
Seattle, WA 98107

4. Hilliard's Brewery

1550 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Surely you've seen their distinctive cans in the grocery store by now, but you can always head over to their sparse taproom full of refurbished furniture and featuring a pool table. It's beer hipster paradise. They've got fourteen beers to choose from, including the delightfully-named Suffering Bastard Saison.

1550 NW 49th St
Seattle, WA 98117

5. Peddler Brewing Company

1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107

Peddler Brewing Company is a microbrewery and tasting room that strives to be a gathering place for beer lovers and support bicycling as an awesome way to get around Seattle. Owners Dave Keller and Haley Woods spend their time making and selling beer, advocating for cycling, and riding bikes, so in a word, they’re Peddlers. Feature beers include an IPA, Pale Ale and Wheat beer.

1514 NW Leary Way
Seattle, WA 98107

6. Stoup Brewing

1108 NW 52nd, Seattle, WA 98107

Stoup Brewing is a long held dream of Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba, who appreciate both the artistry and science that goes into beer. You'll find a brewery that honors traditional styles perfected by earlier brewmasters while elevating craft brewing by continually seeking a better pint. The recently-added Citra IPA sounds like a delicious winner.

1108 NW 52nd
Seattle, WA 98107

7. NW Peaks Brewery

4912 17th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

This nano-brewery make less than one barrel of beer per batch, so it's quality over quantity. They offer a running rotation of favorites on tap and also release two beers a month for their mountainBeer program. A little hard to find but the intimate feel of both the beer and the brewery make it a great place to fill your growler.

4912 17th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

8. 2nd Chance Brewing

1109 Northwest 52nd Street, Seattle, WA 98107

They don't have a taproom (yet) but this new nano brewery is right across the street from Stoup and produces 10 barrels per month of finely handcrafted Northwest-style ales. They also donate 1% of their profits to local Northwest Charities, so search out their brews for now and keep an eye out for a future home base.

1109 Northwest 52nd Street
Seattle, WA 98107

9. Urban Family Public House

5329 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Urban Family Brewing may have moved their brewery out of Ballard to Interbay, the Public House remains open for now, offering up a solid selection of locally-made beers.

5329 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

10. Bad Jimmy's Brewery

4358 Leary Way NW # B, Seattle, WA 98107

Bad Jimmy's claims they'll "reinvent intensity as it exists in the craft beer world." A lofty goal but one they're tackling with gusto. Dog-friendly, which is a bonus, though best to do all of the drinking yourself.

4358 Leary Way NW # B
Seattle, WA 98107

11. Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Some might say Hale's is in Fremont. Some might call it Fre-lard. Whatever the case, it's close enough to be considered part of the Ballard beer experience. The taproom and restaurant features tons of choices while the Palladium out back is always featuring a new show or performance.

4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107