With over 160 craft breweries in Washington state, beer is clearly a large part of our Pacific Northwest landscape. And what better time to discover and enjoy some of the most celebrated breweries in the Seattle area than when the weather gets cold and the lights twinkle on neighborhood houses? And what better way to do so than having a team of experts do the guiding and the driving? Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, this is sure to be a gift that won’t be forgotten.
Evergreen Escapes has put together a fun and affordable package for the beer lover in your life (whether that’s you or a loved one). After taking the tour, we can tell you that the this is not only a great way to spend half the day drinking delicious beer, the delightful crew and sights make this a must-do for the holiday season.
Each tour is a little bit different, but in general, the tour begins from a meeting point in downtown Seattle (at Third and Pike) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. You’ll have the chance to visit three distinctly different Seattle craft breweries, sample from many of their standard and specialty seasonal selections and snack on some craft foods while you’re at it. Evergreen Escapes is unique in their focus on not only great beer and twinkly lights, but also on getting to know the neighborhoods of the breweries you will visit and seeing some of the most breathtaking sites Seattle has to offer. All-in-all, it’s pretty magical.
By sundown, you’re likely to have visited two breweries and the beautiful neighborhoods they’re located in and making your way to seeing some stellar light shows. One such creative display includes the infamous West Seattle Charleston St. house. The video and photos posted on the the West Seattle Herald don’t quite do this show justice, so count yourself lucky if you’re able to visit the house on your Evergreen Escapes tour.
The tour ends with one last brewery and if there’s time, a few more sites. By this point, you’re probably sufficiently cheerful and ready to enjoy some dinner downtown. Officially, the tour is five hours of fun, ending at 6:30.
We encourage you to read our previous post about the Brews & Bulbs tour to get the details and how to make this brilliant holiday adventure part of your Seattle winter experience. Hurry, this particular holiday themed brewery tour from Evergreen Escapes is only available through the end of December. Cheers and happy holidays!