OSB’s new taproom in Twisp. Photo by TwispWorks.
Winthrop-based Old Schoolhouse Brewery just opened a new taproom in Twisp, which features 21+ taps of OSB beers and others. The taproom is a part of TwispWorks, “a place where people and ideas come together and where creative enterprise thrives.” TwispWorks welcomes businesses, non-profit organizations, artists, craftspeople, and the community to the 6.4-acre campus to share, collaborate, and celebrate the vibrant culture that makes the Methow Valley a special place to live, work, and visit. Stroll through gardens, picnic on the lawn, tour artist studios, purchase goods from local producers, listen to live music, watch performers, and participate in classes.
Icicle Brewing in Leavenworth is expanding its distribution. It recently signed on with The Odom Corporation, which will allow it to increase its distribution in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii. Recently, Icicle Brewing Company celebrated its 6th anniversary. Read more here.
September 2016 Blewett Brewing opened in Leavenworth, joining Icicle Brewing and DogHaus Brewery. On a recent trip to the east side, I finally had the opportunity to visit the newly remodeled brewpub, and I was impressed. Housed in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere, the 2.5-barrel brewhouse cranks out a slew of solid beers that are available on draft or in crowlers to go. My favorite was the Crikside Citra IPA, which I later found out won a 2nd place People’s Choice Award at this year’s April Brews Day in Bellingham. The on-site pizza, made by Idlewild Pizza, was rather delicious as well. All three Leavenworth breweries are downtown and just blocks apart, so it’s easy to hit all three when you’re in town.