Eater brought you the news of upcoming Figurehead Brewing Company back in February. Now comes word the microbrewery and taproom, from a pair of longtime homebrewers and a third partner, launch on Friday, September 2 at 3 p.m.
The seven-barrel brewery near the Fishermen's Terminal is focusing largely on Belgian and English beers, styles that tend to showcase yeast and/or malts with less focus on aggressive hops than many modern American varieties. The starting tap list includes a light Abbey-style ale called a Patersbier, a dubbel, an IPA, a Belgian IPA, an English-style brown, and an ESB. The website promises beers that are well-balanced and highly drinkable, perfect for regular visitation.
Eater stopped by to scope out the Atelier Drome-designed space, which seats 30 and is welcoming of kids and dogs. There's a subtle maritime theme, sensible given the location and the name of the brewery — "Figurehead" references the figure on the bow of a ship.
Down the line, owners Bob Monroe, Jesse Duncan, and Jesse Warner are planning movie nights and limited-release weekly cask specials.
4001 21st Avenue W, (206) 492-7981, website. Opening weekend hours will be Friday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 10 p.m.