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Seattle Welcomes Its Newest Microbrewery Today

Floating Bridge opens in the University District

The latest addition to Seattle's ever-expanding microbrewery scene opens today at 3 p.m. in the University District. Floating Bridge Brewing comes via husband-and-wife owners Russ Cornell and Dawn Perry, who have been homebrewing since 2009.

After looking around neighborhoods like Eastlake, Ravenna, and Wallingford, the couple settled on a location at 722 NE 45th St. next to Blue Moon, in the former Fusion nightclub space.

To start, Floating Bridge will pour a Cascadian Dark Ale, IPA, wheat, bitter, juniper bitter, and an amber. Expect the offerings to rotate fairly regularly, with very little repetition of styles. The beer is available only in the taproom for now; Floating Bridge will start self-distributing kegs around town later this year.

The brewery doesn't serve food, but patrons are welcome to bring in outside eats or have food delivered. Kids and dogs are welcome, but your cash is not: Floating Bridge uses a plastic-only payment system.

722 NE 45th St., website. Open Thursday to Friday 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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