It all started with Pale Ale...

The beer that inspired this crazy journey, ours is a hop driven Pale Ale bursting with flavour and aroma. Full-bodied yet refreshing, the bitter finish will leave your tastebuds craving more.

We were born to make Pale Ale, a style that was little known in Australia when we started, but is now much loved. Back in the day there were two hop varieties coming out of the North West of the US that really took our fancy; Cascade and Chinook hops. These hops packed an addictive punch and gave rise to the super hoppy American Pale Ale, a style that inspired us back then and still inspires us today.

Since day one, we have brewed our Pale using whole hop cones, sourced straight from the US directly to our breweries (something pretty unique) and use our hop back to extract those beautiful, hoppy aromas and delicate bitterness. Preservative and additive free, our Pale Ale is live yeast conditioned, in the bottle (after filling) for unmatched freshness and character and takes about six weeks from brewing to be released.

Check out one of our Creatures talking about our Pale Ale here:

  • ABV


  • IBU


  • EBC


the key


of the Pale Ale

  • Hop Resin

    Hop Resin

  • Citrus


  • Nectarine


  • Burnt Toffee

    Burnt Toffee

Did you know? Pale Ale was originally called ‘Live”, named after the live yeast used to naturally carbonate (bottle condition) the beer in the bottle...

how does Pale Ale


to the Classic Range?

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    Pale Ale

    Burnt Toffee, Citrus & Stone Fruits

    When you want a full-flavoured, hoppy Little Creatures beerWhen you want a full-flavoured, hoppy Little Creatures beer

    5.2 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

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    Fuller flavour with earthy bitterness

    When you are beginning your Little Creatures journey and are looking for a similar style to a Eurpoean Lager, but a step up in flavour

    4.6 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

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    Roasted Toffee, Caramel, Light Citrus

    A full-flavoured, mid-strength beer when you’re looking for lower ABV but don’t want to compromise on flavour

    3.8 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

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    Aroma of passionfruit, grapefruit and a touch of aniseed spice

    When you want big, bold, distinctive flavours

    6.4 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

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    Dog Days

    Bright, peachy, juicy-fruit hop flavours

    When you want a refreshing and hoppy beer in a convenient, light weight format you can take anywhere.

    4.4 What is ABV? Alcohol by Volume or how potent it is.

WHAT MAKES little creatures unique?

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    whole hop cones

    We’re obsessed with hops and throw bag-loads of whole hop flowers into our beers at different stages of the brewing process.

  • maximum-flavour-We-care-deeply-about-your-tastebuds-and-their-satisfaction,-so-we-constantly-push-ourselves-to-brew-the-most-consistent,-tasty-beer-possible.-image

    maximum flavour

    We care deeply about your tastebuds and their satisfaction, so we constantly push ourselves to brew the most consistent, tasty beer possible.

  • hops-sourced-far-and-wide-Just-like-all-fresh-ingredients,-we-source-our-hops-based-on-seasonality,-working-with-growers-here-at-home,-in-NZ-and-as-far-afield-as-the-United-States.-image

    hops sourced far and wide

    Just like all fresh ingredients, we source our hops based on seasonality, working with growers here at home, in NZ and as far afield as the United States.

  • designed-by-brewers-Well,-who-else-really?-From-the-beer-to-the-way-we-pour-a-pint,-brewers-lead-everything-we-do.-And-rightly-so.-image

    designed by brewers

    Well, who else really? From the beer to the way we pour a pint, brewers lead everything we do. And rightly so.

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