Frances, Richard, and Jay (c. 1937)

Frances, Richard, and Jay (c. 1937)

The Dwinell family name

Our brewery carries the namesake of co-founder Jocelyn Dwinell Leigh's great-grandmother, Frances Almira Dwinell.

Born in 1906, Frances spent her early years in Ericson, Nebraska. During the dust bowl, Frances and her husband Jay Forest Petersen set out for the adventure of a lifetime, heading west to California and then to Washington, where they eventually settled.

The path Frances took is much like ours. We've traveled westward from Chicago, Illinois where we met, to take root and start a family business in Goldendale. In honor of her strength, determination, and hospitality, we named our brewery Dwinell Country Ales.


Justin Leigh

Justin Derek Leigh


Justin, a student of literature and practitioner of law, now specializes in completing paperwork and cleaning our brewhouse. He enjoys eating pickled foods and waxing philosophical: "When you change the way you look at the world, the world you look at changes."


Jocelyn Leigh

Jocelyn Dwinell Leigh


Jocelyn, opera singer by day, brewster by night, oversees the day-to-day operations at our brewhouse and tasting room. When she's not singing to fermenting beer, she can be found seeking perfection in her sourdough starter and collecting bottles of New Belgium's "La Folie."



Are you interested in working with us?

Do you love beer? Do you love talking about and sharing beer with others? Then you might be the perfect person to join our family!

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Tasting Room Assistant - The Tasting Room Assistant ensures that all of our customers have the best possible experience at our tasting room. You will report directly to the company’s owners and will be responsible for assisting with tasting room operations on a day-to-day basis. As an ambassador for Dwinell Country Ales, the craft beer industry, and the small-town spirit of Goldendale, candidates must show a passion for beer and proven experience in delivering a compelling, positive customer experience. Successful candidates should demonstrate a high degree of motivation, a drive to create memorable experiences for all guests, an interest in learning about brewhouse operations, strong organizational/time management skills, and the motivation to assume new roles. Ideal candidates will also show flexibility to work weekends, late hours, and shifts outside of their primary schedule.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit the job posting.

Food Truck Parking Available - We have a space in front of the Dwinell Country Ales Tasting Room that we have designated for food truck parking. The space has excellent visibility on W. Broadway St./SR 142, a popular high-traffic route that connects SR 97 to the Glenwood Highway and SR 14 in Lyle. There is ample on-street parking. You will have access to electricity, water, and sewer. We will assist with permitting through Klickitat County Dept. of Health and business licensing with the City of Goldendale. Rental rates are negotiable. If interested, please contact