Icicle Brewing Company – Leavenworth, WA

If you like beer, don’t miss the Icicle Brewing Company. Their friendly brew master, Dean Priebe was there having lunch when we stopped by during our family trip to Leavenworth. We got to chat with Dean about the beer making process when we were there. I tasted the Colchuck Raspberry Wheat and the Bootjack Amber, and my husband had the Priebe Porter. They were highly drinkable beers…not sure that’s a thing, but that’s how I’d put it.

Icicle Brewing with brewer
icicle menu
icicle taps
icicle shirts

We actually found that many of the local restaurants served Icicle Brewing Company beers and over the course of the week got to try others as well. At the brewery itself, we sat outside despite it being winter, as they have a lovely fire table as well as heat lamps (with misters as well for the summer months). The outside area is dog friendly and, though we didn’t have our own with us on this trip, there were a couple groups of folks who brought their canine buddies with them. “Diva” is the sweet bulldog we met.

icicle with fire

My son was hungry, and though they don’t have a lot of food on offer at the brewery, he was able to get a hot bowl of cream of mushroom soup. My husband promptly ate all the gherkins that came on the side.


They offer brewery tours on Saturdays and Sundays. Since we were there during the week we missed out on that. They also have live music on the weekends.

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icicle growler
icicle pint

You can find the Icicle Brewery at 935 Front Street. Their website address is http://www.iciclebrewing.com.


Hollin Stafford
Hollin Stafford

Hollin is originally from California. After obtaining a degree in Sociology she worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines so that she could combine her work with something she’s always loved, travel. Later she found herself in Seattle, WA where she met her husband and went to work in the real estate field.

She moved with her family from Port Townsend, WA to Sintra, Portugal in 2016. They said they’d try it out for a year and never left! Leveraging her U.S. real estate background and the insights she’s gained over the years into Portuguese life, she works with the Brightman Group, guiding international buyers and connecting sellers. She loves her work and finds delight in helping people find their ‘spot’ in the world.

Hollin's passions also include spending quality time with family and friends, seeking out excellent food and writing. She writes in a variety of genres, from YA, to literary short stories, non-fiction and engaging travel pieces. Her current focus is on writing a memoir about what brought her family to Portugal. The first excerpt will be published soon at The Portugal News. Hollin has garnered acclaim for her remarkable storytelling skills, praised by critics for her ability to authentically capture the essence of the human experience with warmth and depth.

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