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Hale's Ales is a craft brewery located in Seattle, Washington in the Fremont district. Hale's Ales also has a pub in Seattle (Ballard/Fremont) and an alehouse in Silverdale.

Hale established his first brewery in Colville, Washington. On Independence Day, 1983 Hale's Ales released its flagship beer, Hale's Pale American Ale, the first microbrewed pale ale in the Northwest and a top selling ale in the region ever since.

Soon after opening and due to local demand, Hale's expanded its line-up to include Hale's Special Bitter (HSB) & Hale's Celebration Porter - both excellent examples of the original English styles. In 1986, Hale's opened a second brewery in Kirkland, Washington, on the shores of Moss Bay, and with the extra production abilities, introduced the three new ales: Moss Bay Amber, Extra, and Stout.

As demand continued to grow, Hale's found itself having to move a couple times to accommodate the requests for Hale's Ales. In 1991 Mike discovered a vacant but charming old brick schoolhouse (circa 1916) on the east side of Spokane, and moved the original Colville brewing operation to this location. The new 20 barrel brew line enabled Hale's to double its brewing capacity.

Hale's tripled its production capacity in September of 1995, when Hale's moved its Kirkland location to the Fremont/Ballard district of Seattle. The move increased Hale's production capacity from 6,000 barrels a year to 20,000. All brewing is now done at the Fremont Brewery.


  • Pale American Ale
  • Hales Cream Ale
  • H.S.B.
  • Troll Porter
  • Mongoose IPA
  • Supergoose I.P.A.
  • Red Menace Big Amber
  • El Jefe Weizen
  • Nightroll Porter
  • Aftermath Imperial IPA


  • Wee Heavy Winter Ale Available Nov - Jan
  • Irish Style Nut Brown Ale Available Feb - Mar
  • Kolsch German Style Ale Available in bottles April - August, Year round on tap
  • O'Brien's Harvest Ale Available Sept - Nov


  • Trés Fem
  • Barrel Aged Supergoose