I brewed my first batch of beer in a dorm room at the University of Washington while earning an engineering degree. Like most American Head Brewers, I crafted many batches of homebrew before stepping foot in a commercial brewery. Since 1993, my wife and I have enjoyed living in Leavenworth where we've raised our two boys. In the summer, I enjoy windsurfing; in the winter, I enjoy backcountry skiing; and I enjoy good beer regardless of the season. Besides brewing Icicle Brewing’s year-round beers, I love thinking about our next seasonal offering.
Tasting Room Manager
I was raised in Leavenworth and was instilled with a deep love and appreciation for our beautiful valley, with all it has to offer. Growing up here, I worked in a number of various local businesses, getting a clear picture of the dedication and passion that goes into creating a thriving community within a small town. I have an interest in traveling, and have taken a couple of trips overseas, with the hope of many more throughout the years. However, traveling always reinforces my affection for the Leavenworth valley, and the desire to create a fulfilling life here for myself, and the local community at large. Being offered the opportunity to work with Pamela and Oliver Brulotte at Icicle Brewing Company was a chance I could not pass up. There is nothing I enjoy more than finding a craft brew perfectly suited to the season, and the day’s activities! I am thankful, and excited about the opportunity to be involved, and the many possibilities a local brewery can offer its community.
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!