Stephen Hale

Brewer
Stephen Hale

St. Louis

About Stephen Hale

Stephen Hale grew up surrounded by Genny Cream and Stroh’s Bohemian. It took his brother, a 5-gallon recipe and a Charlie Papazian book to discover good beer. Hale’s brother introduced him to homebrewing when he was 19, and he churned through varieties of Pales and Stouts. He fell in love with “the mystique of what brewing is all about: playing scientist, the aroma, simply boiling wort in a kettle, whether it’s commercial or 5 gallons at home. It’s a lot of art, and a whole lot of science.”