Hale’s Ales bringing tasting room to Bremerton


Hale’s Ales left the Kitsap Mall but it’s not leaving Kitsap.

The Seattle-based brewery hopes to open a tasting room in West Bremerton, across the street from Hi-Lo’s 15th Street Cafe. Hale’s applied for a state liquor license Monday at 1509 Wycoff Ave.

hales.logoMike Hale said the brewery already had plans for a satellite distribution and storage warehouse in Bremerton. While setting up the warehouse, Hale and his partners decided they might as well open a “simple tasting room” on the corner.

The taproom could open as early as September.

“It’s a pretty fun building, a pretty fun spot,” Hale said Tuesday.

Hale’s will join Hi-Lo’s at the corner of Wycoff Avenue and 15th Street. An Irish restaurant called Bualadh Bos could also open soon near the intersection.

Hale said the mix of businesses should make for a busy, “beer-centric” hub.

Hale’s Ales closed its Silverdale alehouse in September, after failing to draw enough customers at the mall. Mike and Kathleen Hale, who’ve lived in Kitsap County since 1986, said they wouldn’t rule out another Hale’s location on the peninsula.

Now Silverdale’s loss will be Bremerton’s gain.

3 thoughts on “Hale’s Ales bringing tasting room to Bremerton

  1. Well, lets see if they can make it through the DCD permit and approval process. Businesses in that specific area have struggled or have been completely turned away (award winning and nationally recognized concrete design business) by DCD individual staff interpretations of city code and policy.

  2. Has Hale’s Ales received the go away letter from city council yet or has this been preapproved by council prior to the application. Hope he doesn’t run into the city obstruction like the casino guy.

    Starting a business in Bremerton has it’s own political challenges and hoops to be jumped through.

  3. This is the best news for the “Hi-Lo” neighborhood in a long time! A fantastic fit and hopefully a trend for this awesome corner of Bremerton!

    Yay Hale’s Ales!!

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