One of Ballard’s breweries is closing down for good

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Last call at Ballard’s Peddler Brewing Company.

In the spring of 2013, two breweries opened in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood at just about the exact same time: Populuxe Brewing and Peddler Brewing. The former, Populuxe Brewing, closed mid-pandemic, in December 2020. The latter, Peddler Brewing Company, just announced that it closes for good on March 5th, the company’s 9th anniversary.

Like so many brewery owners, Haley and Dave Keller endured a lot over the past couple of years as they struggled to navigate Peddler Brewing through the uncertainty of the pandemic. On top of those trials, the couple is also raising a young family. Join me in wishing Haley and Dave all the best as they strive to find life balance and forge ahead into a future that does not include Peddler Brewing. See the announcement below for more info.

While it is always sad to see a brewery close, a yet-unnamed brewery plans to move into the Peddler Brewing location. (We will report what we know just as soon as we know it.) Also, though times are tough, the entire state of Washington continues to see brewery growth. As previously reported, statewide about 50 breweries opened over the past couple of years, including Wheelie Pop Brewing, which opened in late December just a few blocks away from Peddler Brewing.

Here is the announcement from Peddler Brewing regarding the closing:


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Hello Peddler Community!

We have some big news to share. Dave and Haley have decided to move to Arizona and close Peddler this Spring. Between living through this pandemic and having kids, our perspectives and priorities have changed and we’re ready for a little less stress in our lives and to focus our energy in a different direction. Peddler’s final day open will also be our 9th Anniversary celebration on Saturday 3/5.


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Through these 9 years Peddler has been open, we loved building out this space, creating a wonderful community, and running a family-owned business in the best brewery district around. All our wonderful employees and customers have made Peddler what it is and created many cherished memories over the years. We especially loved all the fun events you have joined us for, brewing a diverse lineup of beers for everyone to enjoy, and the blissful summer days in the beer garden. We are grateful to have had this opportunity to be part of the Ballard community.

Peddler has been so much of our lives and part of our family over the past 9 years. Dave and Haley held their wedding reception in the beer garden, we have hosted baby showers, proposals, and celebrations for many of our friends, and hosted our preschool socials. Our boys grew up napping and playing in playpens at the brewery during meetings, and they now love riding the forklift, petting Simcoe, and riding their Strider bikes around the space. We are also blessed to have had Dave’s brother, Mike, work with us for 7 of those years as our first employee and then holding almost every role in the business.

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We are excited to have made it through the pandemic shutdowns and restrictions and be closing Peddler on our own terms and by choice. And we are so happy that 2021 allowed us to bring back some of our fun events one last time, including summer movie nights and dog parties. While we cannot share details of what will come next, another brewery will soon take over and continue the legacy of brewing and community gathering in this special place.

Thanks again to everyone who has ventured into our space and touched our lives at Peddler. You have created the best memories. Keep an eye on our social media for daily flashback pictures as we count down to closing.

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With love, warmth, and smiles, we raise our glasses to you,

~ Haley & Dave Keller

P. S. Join us for some final events and celebrations as we cheers Peddler one last time:

Mark your calendars:

  • Saturday 3/5: 9th Anniversary & Closing Party to KILL ALL THE KEGS
  • Friday 3/4: Whiskey Mary Irish band rocks the beer garden
  • Saturday 2/26: The Professors band rocks the beer garden
  • Wednesday 2/23: Astronomy on Tap, resurrecting for one final event at Peddler
  • Sunday 2/13: Pugs, Kisses and Poodles of Love! One last pop up dog park in the Beer Garden
  • Wednesday 2/9: Pun Slam, Forest’s 7th Anniversary show and final event at Peddler
  • Blow-out merch & beer sales:
  • Free logo pint glasses for everyone, while supplies last
  • All merchandise 40% off
  • All growler fills $8 & growlette fills $5


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5 thoughts on “One of Ballard’s breweries is closing down for good

  1. Finally! No more of those absolutely awful shows / clientele / people pedaling those contraptions down the street with blatant disregard for anyone in their way.

    Good riddance ?

  2. Ugh. What a selfish, miserable response. These folks put their blood, sweat, and tears into this place and you’d be hard pressed to find another brewery that has done half as much community building.

    I for one will miss it.
    C’est la vie.

  3. Jim obviously had the brewery confused with the Pedal Pub, or whatever they call it. Yes, those party bike things that tootle bachelor parties and groups of team-building coworkers around Ballard can be annoying, BUT those are NOT related to Peddler Brewing. Jim very likely did not read the article and commented anyway. He interpreted the headline to support his own narrative. Common behavior these days.

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