Little Creatures Catalina Lager
- New Zealand, 330ml
A refreshing lager with floral and citrus notes from the late hopping of New Zealand Taiheke and Nelson Sauvin. A refreshing bitterness complements a mix of pilsner and specialty malts. An endlessly refreshing drop that is perfect for any occasion.
- Brewery: Little Creatures
- Style: Lager
- Region: Auckland, New Zealand
- Alcohol: 4.3%
- Volume: 330ml
- Vessel: Can
- Other: Enjoy with: Buffalo wings, grilled pork and chicken, burgers, Mexican food, spicy food, shellfish, light seafood and sushi
Little Creatures opened its first Kiwi microbrewery at Catalina Bay, Hobsonville Point on Waitangi Day in 2019. The brewery is housed in the truly mega-sized Sunderland Hangar, which was built in 1939 as home to the giant Short Sunderland flying boats. Visitors are surrounded by tanks, brewers working their magic and the aroma of beer brewing. At the centre of the action, the dining hall serves woodfired pizza and sharing plates with your beer. Under the same gargantuan roof, Salty’s offers gourmet fish and chips and Kittyhawk is an upmarket Italian eatery – open all day, as is the European way. There’s also a coffee roastery and a play area for the kids.
"Little Creatures was originally brewed in Australia in 2000 by a bunch of mates who loved hoppy pale ales, so decided to brew one themselves. A huge shed (and former crocodile farm) on the water’s edge in Fremantle was to become the home of this beer and the birthplace of Little Creatures Brewing Co.
It has since grown to the most successful craft brewery in Australia and is now brewed in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. Little Creatures gets its name from the live yeast cultures present in the beer – affectionately known by brewers as ‘Little Creatures’, which is what gives the pale ale its distinctive cloudy appearance and unique flavour.
Our hoppy adventure in Catalina Bay began in February 2019. What brought us to Hobsonville Point was the rich and interesting aviation history within the area. What once was a military base, was also the birthplace of the commercial aviation industry in New Zealand. During WW2, Hangars were a crucial element to the Hobsonville Point Air Base, for both storing and repairing helicopters, planes and seaplanes (some of which we’re up to 34 meters wide!) Hangars like these, have allowed for the preservation of aircrafts for over 80 years, which still remain in pristine viewing condition.
The Sunderland Hangar in Hobsonville has now been transformed into Little Creatures. A home away from home where we can share our love of great beer, warm hospitality and welcome more people into the world of Little Creatures. In 2020 there’s an increasingly crowded sea of craft beer, but we’ve made a little promise to ourselves to keep us true to ourselves and our vision. We invite you to help us embrace our little differences on the journey in creating our little slice of magic in Hobsonville." Little Creatures
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