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Fair Isle Brewing |


We’re a brewery and taproom located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle creating lagers and mixed-culture saisons that reflect the bounty of ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Our kitchen with 49th Street Beast is officially open! Fermented foods, dry aged meat, and classical French & English techniques with a modern twist. A tight menu offering of vegetables, sharable cuts of beef, and not to be missed desserts.

Holiday Hours

Thursday, July 4th
Taproom: 12:00pm-8:00pm
49th Street Beast: 12:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, July 5th
Taproom: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Pop-up With Bigfoot Long's Seattle: 12:00pm-4:00pm
49th Street Beast: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Expect snacks, vegan noodles, koji fried chicken and kimchi pork rice.

Every Monday and Tuesday in our taproom.

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Not just saisons

We create lageres with time honored tradition adn Washington Malts.

Our House Lager is brewed with Washington barley from LINC Malt and Oregon hops from Crosby - 100% salmon safe ingredients from the PNW.

Inspired by lagers of the Bavarian region of Germany, our house lager is unfiltered, and naturally carbonated. The result is a clean, dry and quaffable lager with a soft malt character balance by a noble-esque hop bitterness.

Cheers to the simple things in life, and to the bounty of ingredients of the Pacific Northwest.

We reuse our bottles!

We are super excited to announce our Bottle Reuse Program! We’re teaming up with the folks at ZEWA here in Ballard to clean our bottles so that we can refill them with more beer.

Bring your emptied (and preferably rinsed) bottles to the taproom and get fifty cents off for every bottle you return toward the purchase of Fair Isle bottle or draft beer.

Reusing our bottles has 85% lower carbon footprint, 82% less water and 92% less energy than single use glass. From the onset of Fair Isle, we’re keenly aware of our footprint and make daily decisions to minimize it by using over 99% local Malt, working with Salmon Safe and Regenerative malt and naturally carbonating our beer. We’re continuing to make steps and reduce our footprint on this world, so that we are better stewards in an industry that is traditionally resource heavy.

Salacia is a saison brewed sugar kelp grown in the Hood Canal by Blue Dot Sea Farms to raise awareness and support our local marine ecosystem.

Available today in our Taproom

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We create beers focused on the Pacific Northwest

We focus on thoughtful lagers and saisons brewed with our house culture of wild and feral yeasts and bacterias that express the bounty of ingredients in the northwest. We live in a place where there’s not just great hops but several craft maltsters producing a wide range of malt, wonderful fruit grown a short distance away and several different geographical areas that offer an enormous selection of foraging opportunities.

Whoop Whoop! We picked up two medals this year at the 2023 World Beer Cup!

Tove, our oak-aged beer refermented on Washington grown blackberries grabbed a bronze and Knitting Circle Season 3 batch c (S3.c) won gold! Swing by our taproom to enjoy a glass of Tove or head over to The Knitting Circle and join the waitlist for Season 5.


We are a 21+ Taproom