Ryan Hilliard founded Hilliard’s Beer in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle in October of 2011 with a focus on making great craft beer with the best available ingredients. After many years of home-brewing, success with his pale ale at GABF provided a much needed kick-start to turning the dream into reality. Being a dad, he wanted to create something close to home and easily accessible as well as widely available to those who couldn’t make it to the brewery. This thinking led to a family friendly taproom, located in the heart of Ballard.
Made in Seattle Week: Beer Day
Join us at Peddler Brewing to hear from founders and brewers about their early days and how their vision transformed into the local companies we know and love.