It’s been quite the journey since one of our favourite breweries first opening its door. Launching in a Fremantle shed back in 2000, it all started with a group of mates with a love for hoppy beer who wanted to brew an awesome, hop-driven American Pale Ale.
Fast forward more than a decade and the team decided to open a second brewery in Geelong to keep the beer coming to the east coast (a decision which we are very thankful for). Little Creatures has since become an iconic destination and watering hole for the Geelong community over the last five years, coming out with the very best brews and events time and time again, and most importantly, bringing people from all walks of life together for the love of BEER.
Now they’ve reached a milestone, and are turning the big one-eight this year! To celebrate finally becoming the legal drinking age, Little Creatures is holding a birthday weekend in Geelong from November 23 to November 25.
On Friday, they’ve got Creatures LIVE ft. Cake. Yep, you guessed it. The night will be fuelled with Creatures entertainment, a legit birthday cake and some special guests.
The Saturday will see a Creatures Carnival Birthday edition, which will see a tantalising schedule of roving entertainment, circus acts, live music and festivities the whole family can enjoy!
It all wraps up with the Little Creatures Birthday Sunday Session. Here you can enjoy a recovery session with new and old friends Philma Bocks and DJ Knowledge for some good times in the Brewery.
And best part of all? Everyone is invited and it’s all free entry!
Along with the events, the legends are also celebrating their ‘coming of age’ with a brand new craft beer; The Wonder Beers birthday brew. This one is Little Creatures’ flagship Pale Ale re-imagined. Russell Gosling, head brewer at Little Creatures Fremantle, says that the team started by asking themselves what Little Creatures Pale Ale would look like if the brewery had started in 2018.
“Our first thought was ‘who knows?’” he recalls. “But then we started to think more about some of the current trends we are seeing in brewing. We used two malts – our standard Pale Malt and Redback Malt, a new one from New Zealand – as well as a new varietal of New Zealand hops, Hort4337.
“Given the current trend of juicy pale ales in the US, we also added Burlington Ale, a yeast which is taking over the craft beer scene right now. We figured our birthday was a great opportunity to give it a go.”
And so do we! With a name that sums up the existence so far, this beer will be on tap for your drinking pleasure in Geelong. We’ll cheers to that…
Head on down to Little Creatures next weekend and be part of the celebrations. Little Creatures Geelong is located at 221 Swanston St, Geelong.