Discover How Seattle’s Brewing Community Gives Back

For the last locks cruise every Friday-Saturday, a local guest brewery is on the Locks Cruise pouring their choice of seasonal lagers and ales while cruising through Lake Union, the Ballard Locks, and Elliott Bay. As you taste, listen to Argosy’s on board narrators tell the story of the featured brewery’s location, history, and community giving.

We love to give funand we chose these breweries not only because they're local, but they give back to their community. Read the highlights and choose your cruise!

Pike Brewing | Pike Place Market
Sep 4-5

Pike Brewing has special beers to benefit an arrangement of charities, like Pike's signature charitable events towards local nonprofits raising tens of thousands of dollars each year. These events benefit Planned Parenthood, Washington Trails association, and GSBA scholarship Fund. Sales from individual beers benefit these and more associations too.

Hops on the Locks: Pike IPA, Pike Kilt Lifter, Pike Pilsner

Pyramid Brewing | Seattle SODO
Sep 13-14

Brews That Do is the campaign to combat hunger in the Pacific Northwest. Proceeds from their kegs, 6-packs, and drinks at the Alehouse benefit Food Lifeline in Washington and the Oregon Food Bank in Oregon. There's potential to generate more than $150,000 in donations.

Hops on the Locks:  Whidbey Coffee Pale Ale, Apricot Ale, Pyramid Coast Day Lager

Figurehead Brewing |Magnolia
Sep 20-21

Figurehead is big on giving. One of the charities of their choice is Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, a monument and a place for commercial fishing families whose loved ones are lost at sea. Figurehead also gives to their neighborhood Magnolia Elementary School.

Hops on the Locks:  Whidbey Coffee Pale Ale, Apricot Ale, Pyramid Coast Day Lager

Diamond Knot Brewing | Mulkiteo
Sep 27-28

Already this year, Diamond Knot's donated just under $8,000 in beer and other product to nonprofits through over 100 individual donations. Each Thanksgiving they open up the brewpub down by the waterfront in Mukilteo to feed a nice turkey day meal to the needy by partnering up with a local group, Hand in Hand.

Hops on the Locks: Flagstate IPA, Tropic Island Stout, Lower Deck Lager

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Locks Cruise guests 21 and older can purchase 5 tasting tokens for $10 and get one 5-oz. taste per token, or redeem 3 tokens for a full glass. Breweries are on board the final Locks Cruise of the day only.