Congratulations and thank you, Icicle Brewing Company
Icicle Brewing is celebrating its tenth year of serving the world its delicious beer. They’ve released a beer to commemorate the occasion.
Once upon a time, the town of Leavenworth, Washington, was home to Leavenworth Brewery. Then, maybe 20 years ago, the brewery closed and Leavenworth became a brand owned by Fish Brewing. Suddenly, Leavenworth was a Bavarian village without a brewery. That’s just weird. A guitar with no strings. A cat with no meow. Leavenworth with no brewery.
Roll the clock forward to 2011 and you’ll find Pamela and Oliver Brulotte realizing their dream of opening a modern craft brewery in Leavenworth. Icicle Brewing was born! The couple already owned another business in town, München Haus Bavarian Grill and Beer Garden. Icicle Brewing’s taproom and München Haus were pretty much the only places you could get the beer in the beginning. Now, you might even find Icicle’s beers in your local grocery store.
At first, Icicle Brewing’s location in Leavenworth was a rather modest affair with a cozy taproom and some patio seating out front of the brewing area. The business has grown over the years. The company built a new, much larger production facility across town and expanded the existing taproom into the space that used to house the brewery. Now, it is hard to imagine Leavenworth without Icicle Brewing, which distributes beer across Washington and Idaho.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary, Icicle Brewing released its 10th Anniversary Triple Dry Hopped Double IPA. Among the hop varieties used in this beer, the recipe includes Bru-1 hops. This new, experimental hop was developed by the John I. Haas Innovations Center in Yakima, working in concert with Brulotte Farms, a sixth-generation hop farm in Toppenish, Washington.
Here’s something you might not know about the folks who own and operate Icicle Brewing. Oliver Brulotte’s great-great-great-great grandparents started a hop farm. (I think that’s right.) The Brulotte family still operates the farm today. The walls at Icicle Brewing’s taproom are adorned with historic photos of the farm.
Meanwhile, back in 2021…
Icicle Brewing Company, 10th Anniversary Triple Dry Hopped Double IPA. Triple-dry-hopped with 10 pound of hops per barrel of Bru-1 hops and Vic Secret hops.
“When Icicle opened in April, 2011, you could only find our beer at the Icicle Brewing Company taproom and its sister company, München Haus Bavarian Grill and Beer Garden,” said an announcement from the company. “Our family loves bringing people together for a great craft beer experience every day and as we have organically grown throughout the years it is much easier now to do this as Icicle can be found nearby if you live in Washington State or Idaho.”
“These past ten years have been full of delicious award-winning beers, fun events, amazing employees, wonderful guests, expanding employee ownership, growth including the construction of our production facility, re-models including the addition of our small batch taproom brewhouse to continue to experiment and evolve, among many other exciting adventures.”
“We look forward to seeing what new adventures await us the next ten years and beyond.”