Figurehead Brewing Company

Brewery
4001 21st Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98199 4001 21st Avenue West, Seattle Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open All Hours
+12064927981
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97% of 71 customers recommended

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  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    Closed
    Fri
    3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Report | 2 months ago
Great beer!
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Report | 3 months ago
The beer was excellent. It was fun to try different types especially because the ones I would normally not order were delicious! The atmosphere was really welcoming with customers chatting with one another and the staff was super friendly.
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Report | 3 months ago
The beers were tasty and the employees were very nice! Wish they served some gastropub food or other type of bar food, but you CAN bring your own or order delivery, which is nice. Loved the location!
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Report | 4 months ago
Awesome experience at Flatstick! The staff and beer selection were amazing and I would recommend it to all.
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Report | 4 months ago
Figurehead is always a good choice. Wide variety of beer styles, many of which you can't find in most Seattle breweries, and all of which are executed very well.
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Report | 5 months ago
I've found that the sampler is really the way to go here. Also worth mentioning is that my partner really appreciates the beer-yoga classes they host!
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Report | 5 months ago
The service was great! :)
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Report | 5 months ago
Great beer and friendly atmosphere.
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Great selection of craft beers
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Report | 6 months ago
great beer and atmosphere, a really good bicycle destination stop.
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From Our Editors

When Bob Monroe and Jesse Duncan became neighbors, they discovered they had more in common than a mutual attraction to the neighborhood. In a classic “What?! No Way!” moment, they both found out they shared a love for brewing their own beer and sharing it with friends. The new pals soon dropped the neighborly small talk and started seriously throwing around the idea of starting their own brewery. Once Bob brought business wizard Jesse Warner—a friend from grad-school—on board to help run the administrative side of things, that idea eventually became a reality. Figurehead Brewery was born.

Today, the trio adds to the already impressive Seattle brewery scene with a rotating lineup of unique concoctions that shine the spotlight on two ingredients that often get overshadowed in many other beers: malt and yeast. In other words, they purposefully tone down the hops to create smoother, slightly sweeter flavor profiles reminiscent of English and Belgian ales. That being said, they always keep a couple of hoppy IPAs on tap alongside those malty dubbels, crisp pilsners, and toasty lagers.


Malt: The Dark, Sweet Heart of Beer

Leave barley somewhere wet and dark for too long and it starts to sprout. At some point, some 6,000 years ago, a careless but lucky cook likely realized some damp grains were ruined and tried to dry them out before his boss came back and made him clean the tar pit as punishment. Raw barley is faintly earthy, tough, and not particularly fragrant. So the hapless baker was probably pleasantly surprised with that first batch of malt: the newly caramel-hued grains would have exuded a rich aroma hinting at their almost overwhelming sweetness.

As barley—or any other grain—sprouts, it begins to convert stored starches into simple sugars. This is the crucial step that makes beer possible. Yeast added to the sprouted grain devours those sugars, turning them into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Those first beers held a number of advantages for early man: the alcohol content meant that they were generally safer to drink than water; once fermented, beer was much easier to store than grain; and, though simple in formula, protobeers were brimming with a surprising amount of nutrition. Historians speculate that this discovery may have been what caused our nomadic ancestors to settle down, farm, and invent the most primitive forms of the party.

Staring into the impenetrable darkness of a good stout, it is easy to see why you’d settle down for a good brew. That hue comes from chocolate malt, barley that has been roasted to an almost-burnt sweetness. Lighter roasts, with poetic names such as caramel, crystal, and amber, lend beer the rest of its distinctive rainbow of hues and flavors

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Figurehead Brewing Company

Sun
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mon-Thu
Closed
Fri
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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