Number seven in the Critics’ Choice Top 100 is the Little Creatures Pale Ale. A perennial top ten beer and a trail blazer of the craft beer movement in Australia.
Matt Kirkegaard comments that ‘a lot of bold claims are being made these days about craft beer heritage and history, but this is one beer that has definitely staked its place in Australian craft beer history. “I have heard more of the newer crop of craft brewers cite this as their ‘epiphany’ beer than any other. A classic and still a class act,” he says.
The Brewer’s notes boast bag loads of Cascade and Galaxy whole hop flowers that we source direct from hop growers in Victoria, Tassie and the US are thrown at this beer, creating an intense citrus and grapefruit aroma and flavour that we balance with a careful selection of specialty malts and a local pale malt made to our own specifications.
The Critics’ Choice: Australia’s Best Beers RRP $14.95 +pp
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