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Set Sail for European-Style Beers at Figurehead Brewing in Interbay

Don't expect many hop bombs when the brewery launches Friday

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.

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