NW Peaks Brewery


NW Peaks offers 4 regulars as well as a wide variety of seasonals, Repeat favorites, 1 offs, and experimental brews.

Eldorado Pale

Eldorado is a pale ale with a light malt backbone and nice bitterness that would support and balance an unmistakably emphasized hop aroma and flavor. A few common NW hop varieties blend together to give a nice citrus and floral aroma with no specific variety dominating the palate. The end result is a light, delicate pale ale that features a light hop flavor and aroma. 5.025% ABV.

Redoubt Red

Redoubt is our flagship red. The aroma and flavor is dominated by the hops and is a nice blend of fruity and spicy notes (contrasting from the citrus notes of the Eldorado Pale and other NW versions). A slight residual sweetness and mouthfeel is present to support the hop character in Redoubt Red. The result is nice, crisp, easy drinking red with a distinct hop profile. 5.25% ABV.

Challenger IPA

Challenger is a hop forward IPA but has an apparent malt backbone to support the hops. Challenger has 7 varieties of hops, each chosen for its unique characteristics, that together bring out a unique flavor and bouquet that has both the traditional citrus notes as well as complementary stone fruit notes. The malts add a little complexity and give Challenger IPA a nice balance, but one that features the hops. The result is a nice drinkable hop forward IPA featuring citrus and stone fruits on a solid, medium bodied backbone. 6.5% ABV.

Stuart Stout

Stuart Stout is a rich, full bodied, deeply roasty interpretation of the style. It has a lot of roasted malts giving it a great stout flavor, which is supported by some sweetness, a rich body, and just enough hops for support in the background. A fine beer to drink anytime, but best enjoyed in front of a fire on a cold rainy winter evening. 5.0% ABV

Kegs To Go!

We absolutely offer our beer to go -- whether it's a growler or a full keg. We offer sixth barrels (5.16 Gallons) or full kegs (either 50L/13.2Gal or 15.5 depending on the beer). If interested in reserving a keg, please contact us at info@nwpeaksbrewery.com. We don't stock all sizes at all locations, so please reserve a keg ahead of time. Obviously, our standards will always be available, but if you are looking for something specific or for availability on other beers, let us know. You can find what we currently have in kegs here.

Wholesale Accounts

Currently we self distribute and we are happy to add you to the distribution schedule! To inquire about availability, pricing, delivery schedule, etc please contact us at info@nwpeaksbrewery.com.

Packaged Beer

22 oz bombers are also available in select varieties at the taprooms.

Contact Us

NW Peaks Brewery

About NW Peaks

The Name

The peaks that flank the fair city of Seattle were the ultimate inspiration for our brewery's namesake. Our founder and head brewer, Kevin Klein, is an avid mountaineer and has combined his love for alpine climbing with a love for a good beer at the end of the day. All of our beers are appropriately named after a noteworthy peak climbed by Kevin here in the Pacific Northwest. Each month you will be able to read a description of the climb and how the beer compliments that peak. What better name for a brewery reaching for the heights of taste and adventure?

The Brewery

NW Peaks Brewery is a "nano-brewery" located in Ballard. As a nano-brewery, we make less than one barrel of beer per batch and therefore cannot produce nearly the quantity as other breweries around. It also means that we can afford to brew many different styles of beer in smaller quantities with attention to traditional styles and creative "experiments". Instead of having a few flagship beers available at all times, we release two new beers each month. These are only around while they last and then will be supplanted by the next styles in line. You can think about it as brewing only *seasonals* such as a stout or a winter warmer in the winter, a nice malty brown in the fall, or a refreshing kolsch or hefeweizen in the summer. However, the best received ones will get duplicated (but not that often) and quite possibly may become flagship beers down the line.

Kevin Klein: Founder/Brewmaster

Kevin started homebrewing in 1998 and has been a member of the North Seattle Homebrewers since 2000. Soon after getting his doctorate in molecular biology at UW, Kevin knew that his real passion was brewing beer and sharing his product with friends. It turns out that science and brewing aren't so different after all and, a few experiments later, everyone agreed that he should make his beer available to everyone. Although his friends are disappointed that he has moved his keggerator from the basement to the bona fide brewery, they are excited to finally be able to take it home and enjoy it where ever they choose.