After just five years, Icicle Brewing has become a must-stop spot in Leavenworth. They were voted BEST Destination Brewery for Best Northwest Escapes 2018.

Gretchen Wearne runs the show in the taproom.

"I think Icicle Brewing Company is kind of the hub or epicenter of Leavenworth," said Wearne. "Unlike a lot of bars, it's more of a public house where you can go to have a nice time and relax. We're family-friendly restaurant, so you see kids and dogs here all the time."

They even offer dog biscuits made from their beer. But there are many human treats here too, with ten rotating choices on tap, all made on-site from nearby Icicle Creek.

Icicle Brewing uses the fresh, delicious water that flows over glacial fields coming from the Central Cascade Enchantments, so it insures the beer taste fresh and crisp every time.

Their "BootJack IPA" is the bestseller. But it's the Dark Persuasion - a German chocolate cake ale, that is Icicle Brewing's most award-winning creator. It is created with a subtle infusion of cocoa nibs and is incredibly unique.

They offer a tasting room and free tours of the brewery if you are curious about the brewing process or the history of beer. All ages are welcome until 10 p.m.

Icicle Brewing is the 2018 winner for Best Destination Brewery in the 2018 Best Northwest Escapes contest sponsored by Washington's Playground.

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