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Tracking Seattle's Newest Breweries, Summer 2017

Where to sip the latest suds

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| Suzi Pratt

Breweries continue to open at an impressive clip in Seattle, which is currently home to some 60 beer makers. There are even more operating outside of city limits, and together they're raising the bar for the Northwest beer scene, churning out classic Northwest IPAs and inventive brews aplenty.

Enter Eater's list of the newest breweries in Seattle, collecting the companies that have opened publicly accessible spaces in the last year or so within city limits. Paired with Eater's list of essential Seattle breweries, which lists the very best beer producers in the city, you can tackle the beer scene here as an informed and confident sipper of suds.

Here now, Seattle's latest brewery openings.

Note: Map points are listed geographically, not ranked. Did we miss a brand new brewery within Seattle city limits? Show it some love in the comments, send an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Floating Bridge Brewing

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722 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 466-4784
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Floating Bridge opened last July in the U District's former Fusion nightclub space. The bright, welcoming space, which has ample seating and a logo-adorned shuffleboard table, is barely recognizable. You'll find just about every style under the sun here, like the Cascadian dark ale, IPA, wheat, bitter, juniper bitter, and amber, and a constantly rotating menu.

2. Figurehead Brewing Co.

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4001 21st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 492-7981
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Figurehead hit the Interbay area last September. The seven-barrel brewery near the Fishermen's Terminal is focusing largely on Belgian and British beers, styles that tend to showcase yeasts and/or malts with less focus on aggressive hops than many modern American varieties. You might find an Abbey-style ale called a Patersbier, a dubbel, an IPA, a Belgian IPA, an English-style brown, and an ESB, for example.

3. Lagunitas Seattle Taproom & Beer Sanctuary

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1550 NW 49th St
Seattle, WA
(206) 784-2230
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California-based brewery Lagunitas has acquired the former Hilliard's Beer space in Ballard, transforming it into a new "Taproom and Beer Sanctuary." Expect the full gamut of Lagunitas beers on draft at the Seattle location, with major brands shipped from the California brewery. Onsite, the company plans to brew small-batch, experimental beers. The kitchen will open down the line and will serve a full restaurant-style menu.

4. Lowercase Brewing

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8103 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 258-4987
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Though its production space remains in its original South Park home, Lowercase Brewing has relocated its taproom to Georgetown. The new public venue is a 1,500-square-foot former gas station with room for about 90 people, plus a roll-up door and a patio for outdoor seating when the weather is nice.

5. Belltown Brewing

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200 Bell St
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 485-7233
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The former Bell and Whete gastropub has been rebranded as Belltown Brewing, where classic pub fare meets house beer. The brewery has rolled out a lager, IPA, amber, and the like, and also offers guest taps and cocktails aplenty.

6. NW Peaks Brewery

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5718 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
NW Peaks acquired Spinnaker Bay, and has now completed relocating brewing operations to the Hillman City brewery and pub. Open as of April this April, NW Peaks is pouring from 18 taps, as well as serving wine, cider, and a few light snacks. The brand's Bergschrund taproom in Ballard will also remain.

7. Obec Brewing

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1144 NW 52nd St
Seattle, WA 98107
Obec Brewing Company, the latest to beef up the Ballard's busy taproom scene, just launched this summer. The name is Czech for “community,” and the owners are hoping to foster it partly by offering wines from Fall Lines Winery and vermouth from Solera Bravo Wines in addition to their own broad range of beer styles.

8. Burdick Brewery

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8103 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 909-9632
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South Park’s rehomed Burdick Brewery taproom is now pouring on the main drag in South Park. The new space opened in May with a small patio and several beers on tap, including staples like the IPA, pale, whiskey red, and whiskey stout.

9. Redhook Brewlab

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714 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 823-3026
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Redhook returns to its Capitol Hill roots with its shiny new Brewlab. In addition to the usual line-up of Redhook favorites, the company is branching out with more experimental brews, too.

1. Floating Bridge Brewing

722 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
Floating Bridge opened last July in the U District's former Fusion nightclub space. The bright, welcoming space, which has ample seating and a logo-adorned shuffleboard table, is barely recognizable. You'll find just about every style under the sun here, like the Cascadian dark ale, IPA, wheat, bitter, juniper bitter, and amber, and a constantly rotating menu.
722 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

2. Figurehead Brewing Co.

4001 21st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199
Figurehead hit the Interbay area last September. The seven-barrel brewery near the Fishermen's Terminal is focusing largely on Belgian and British beers, styles that tend to showcase yeasts and/or malts with less focus on aggressive hops than many modern American varieties. You might find an Abbey-style ale called a Patersbier, a dubbel, an IPA, a Belgian IPA, an English-style brown, and an ESB, for example.
4001 21st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199

3. Lagunitas Seattle Taproom & Beer Sanctuary

1550 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA
California-based brewery Lagunitas has acquired the former Hilliard's Beer space in Ballard, transforming it into a new "Taproom and Beer Sanctuary." Expect the full gamut of Lagunitas beers on draft at the Seattle location, with major brands shipped from the California brewery. Onsite, the company plans to brew small-batch, experimental beers. The kitchen will open down the line and will serve a full restaurant-style menu.
1550 NW 49th St
Seattle, WA

4. Lowercase Brewing

8103 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Though its production space remains in its original South Park home, Lowercase Brewing has relocated its taproom to Georgetown. The new public venue is a 1,500-square-foot former gas station with room for about 90 people, plus a roll-up door and a patio for outdoor seating when the weather is nice.
8103 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

5. Belltown Brewing

200 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121
The former Bell and Whete gastropub has been rebranded as Belltown Brewing, where classic pub fare meets house beer. The brewery has rolled out a lager, IPA, amber, and the like, and also offers guest taps and cocktails aplenty.
200 Bell St
Seattle, WA 98121

6. NW Peaks Brewery

5718 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
NW Peaks acquired Spinnaker Bay, and has now completed relocating brewing operations to the Hillman City brewery and pub. Open as of April this April, NW Peaks is pouring from 18 taps, as well as serving wine, cider, and a few light snacks. The brand's Bergschrund taproom in Ballard will also remain.
5718 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

7. Obec Brewing

1144 NW 52nd St, Seattle, WA 98107
Obec Brewing Company, the latest to beef up the Ballard's busy taproom scene, just launched this summer. The name is Czech for “community,” and the owners are hoping to foster it partly by offering wines from Fall Lines Winery and vermouth from Solera Bravo Wines in addition to their own broad range of beer styles.
1144 NW 52nd St
Seattle, WA 98107

8. Burdick Brewery

8103 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
South Park’s rehomed Burdick Brewery taproom is now pouring on the main drag in South Park. The new space opened in May with a small patio and several beers on tap, including staples like the IPA, pale, whiskey red, and whiskey stout.
8103 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

9. Redhook Brewlab

714 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Redhook returns to its Capitol Hill roots with its shiny new Brewlab. In addition to the usual line-up of Redhook favorites, the company is branching out with more experimental brews, too.
714 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

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