I’ve liked this beer for a long time. It’s an Australian craft ale from the Little Creatures brewery, which was founded in Fremantle, Perth, in 2000. The team behind it were previously involved in another brewery, Matilda Bay, but this had been bought by a big company, and one of the three founders, Phil Sexton, has a wine connection, too: he founded Devil’s Lair in Western Australia, and later Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander in the Yarra Valley. This Pale Ale is brewed with Cascade and Chinook hops, and it’s beautifully balanced.
Little Creatures Pale Ale
5.2% alcohol. A thoroughly decent beer. Not extravagant, but nicely savoury with subtly bitter hops and herbal notes with a green hint to the fine malty character and a citrus twist. There’s a bit of honey and a trace of pine too. 8