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When Mike Hale, founder and president of Hale's Ales, made the statement "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing," he meant it. Hale has remained true to this philosophy since the beginning of Hale's Ales almost 25 years ago, and has committed to brewing nothing but the best quality, hand-crafted ales in the Northwest.

The vision of Hale's Ales began in 1982 while Mike Hale spent a year bicycling among the small villages of southern England. In the course of his travels he developed a great appreciation for the traditionally brewed ales of England's small breweries. It was then that he conceived the idea of opening a brewery in his home state of Washington to produce the kinds of ales he had come to love in England. Determined to learn the classical methods of English brewers, Hale sought out the very same small village breweries that had inspired him, in particular GALE'S BREWERY in Horndean England, and spent several months learning their trade and techniques.

After returning to the states, 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 this region ever since.

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