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Hale’s Ales, the Northwest’s longest running independently owned brewery, won three medals
at the recent 2018 Washington Brewers’ Choice awards.
- Hale’s Palladium Pale Ale took a Gold Medal in the pale ale category
- Hale’s El Jefe Hefeweizen won a Silver in the hefeweizen category
- Hale’s Kriek, a barrel aged saison conditioned on hand-picked Oregon cherries, took a Bronze Medal in the saison category
The Brewers Choice Awards is a new format of competition that seeks to guarantee the most accurate and rewarding results by leaving the judging up to the brewers themselves.
“We are particularly proud of winning the pale ale category,” says brewery founder Mike Hale. Hale’s Palladium Pale Ale was the brewery’s flagship beer, first released on July 4th, 1983. As the Northwest’s original pale ale, it has been on the market longer than almost any other craft beer brand. “It’s very gratifying that fellow brewers awarded our Palladium Pale Ale a gold medal.
“After 35 years it’s still outstanding,” added Hale.
Craft beer devotees can sample these award-winning beers as well as a special selection of vintage and rare beers at Hale’s Brewery’s 35th Anniversary Party from 1-6PM, Saturday, July 28th at the Hale’s Taproom.
The event also features live music, raffles, good eats and shout outs to the brewery’s many long-standing industry friends.