2 Years Running – Best Brewer Award goes to … ICICLE BREWING COMPANY!


Last year, their Bootjack IPA took top honors at the 2011 Rails to Ales Brewfest. This year, Icicle Brewing has come through victorious again with their Khaos Kolsch gleaning the most People’s Choice votes. They describe Khaos Kolsch as, “A crisp yet smooth straw-colored ale, with a medium-light body.  A delicately balanced beer showcasing subtle fruit flavors and aromas paired with a subdued maltiness.  Styled after the ale of West-Central Germany, where the town of Cologne (Köln) is the home of Kölsch beer.  In a country known for its lagers, this golden ale is a complex, yet subtle treat.  Served in a traditional German crafted tall, narrow 200ml glass called a “Stange” or “pole”. ABV: 5.0%      IBU: 21      OG: 11.7°P      FG: 2.3°P”

The Icicle Brewing Company story:

“In 2001, we (Oliver, Pamela Brulotte and our children Gabrielle, Joshua & Elise) were fortunate enough to move to Leavenworth, Washington.  At that time we built and opened München Haus Bavarian Grill & Beer Garden, www.munchenhaus.com. Operating a beer garden has opened our eyes to the amazing craft brews available around the world and especially the Northwest, and we take pleasure in having the opportunity to share these with our customers and enjoy them ourselves. With our love of beer and Oliver’s family history of hop farming that spans four generations, it was a natural fit to want to produce fresh, delicious, local craft brews.  There is nothing more Bavarian than having a brewery in your own town, so after a family trip to Germany, we realized what a great addition a brewery would be to the beautiful “Bavarian Getaway” that we call home.  We look forward to providing you with a craft beer experience that will excite your senses, quench your thirst, expand your horizons, and keep you coming back for more!”

2nd place brewer: Horse Heaven Hills Smokin’ Anvil Scottish Ale

Best Beverage, Non-Beer: Crispin Hard Cider

Crispin Hard Ciders – Crispin Original Crisp

Great job, and thank you to all of our Brewfest attendees for voting on your favorite brews!

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