Local beer lovers will recognize the location as the former home of Floating Bridge Brewing. Nick Ladd and Jessie Quan have taken over the space and will open Ladd & Lass Brewing later this month, with a grand opening event slated for January 1, 2022. A soft-opening period begins on December 22nd.
Located at 722 NE 45th Street in the University District, the taproom at Ladd & Lass Brewing will be dog- and kid-friendly. Nick and Jessie say they’ll offer a broad range of beers, from quaffable lagers to mixed-fermentation beers. Initially, the taproom will be open Wednesday through Sunday.
Seattle, December 04, 2021 — Ladd & Lass Brewing is excited to announce their Grand Opening on January 1, 2022 in the University District. A Soft Opening will begin December 22, 2021 and run through December 31, 2021. The taproom will initially be open Wednesdays through Sundays.
With deep homebrew roots, L&L is proud to celebrate the full spectrum of beer styles by always providing drinkers with a diverse taplist. Unapologetically geeky about fermentation, the taproom will offer sessionable lagers and hoppy libations to mixed-fermentation beers and everything in between.
“We are humbled and thrilled to be stepping into a space with an incredible history. Grateful for the community Russ Cornell and Dawn Perry of Floating Bridge Brewing forged, we hope to build on their craft beer legacy. Looking a bit further back, our taproom was once home to the storied Rainbow Tavern. And though 722 NE 45th Street is no longer a music venue, we hope to channel and carry on the creative energy, inclusivity, and good times,” said co-founders Nick Ladd and Jessie Quan.
In addition to being the newest neighborhood watering hole, the L&L taproom will also provide a bit of a stroll down memory lane for music fans. A collection of Rainbow Tavern ephemera (generously donated by Steve Hudziak, former co-owner of the Rainbow and music booking agent) will be on display for all to enjoy.
About Ladd & Lass Brewing
Ladd & Lass Brewing is a labor of love from husband-and-wife team, Nick Ladd and Jessie Quan. Located in the University District, L&L seeks to become a vibrant gathering place for beer lovers and non-beer lovers alike. While the ampersand (&) highlights the partnership between Nick & Jessie, it is more significantly a symbol of L&L’s commitment to diversity in beers brewed and the inclusive community they seek to build.