Little Creatures is turning 21 this month and to mark the milestone, the team have been reflecting on the wonderful moments over the last 21 years, and all of the incredibly talented, fun and individual characters that have made their mark on the Little Creatures breweries.
“We have seen some of our Creatures go on to be part of other great breweries and produce some of Australia’s most unique and flavourful beers. We have also seen some of the artistic Creatures go on to further their creative careers taking that charismatic colour beyond the world of Little Creatures,” said Russ Gosling, Head Brewer at Little Creatures Fremantle.
Since the year 2000, the team have seen the Fremantle and Geelong breweries grow and flourish as the heart of these communities, really priding themselves on supporting local artists and musicians.
And of course, after 21 years at 40 Mews Road in Fremantle, a $30 million redevelopment of the brewery’s spiritual home in Fremantle will commence in the new year next door at 42 Mews Road.
To mark this momentous occasion, Little Creatures have created the Freo Vice, the latest instalment from their Single Batch range.
Inspired by the colourful personalities and sunsets of Fremantle, this refreshing vibrant fruity sour ale has a berry aroma with balanced fizz sourness and a short fruity tang.
Freo Vice will be poured exclusively at both Fremantle and Geelong’s 1980s Miami Vice Themed Birthday parties alongside the new Pacific Ale, Hazy IPA and others from their core range.
NOW FOR THE PARTY/(S)…
Taking inspiration from the Freo Vice, the birthday parties are following a 1980s Miami Vice theme featuring local artists, dress up competitions and a themed menu.
Here’s a summary of what our breweries have in store for our hop loving community.
27 November – 28 November: The Brewhouse, Fremantle
From midday on Saturday and Sunday, Live Mural Paintings from Bertie Louise, a local Perth artist creating her own take on the Freo Vice artwork and from 2.00pm Kids Face painting.
Things then kick into overdrive from 5.00pm when the event officially starts. Expect a warm welcome from the Little Creatures team, themed food pairings and awards for best dressed following the 1980s Miami Vice theme.
After, local music legends Simone Monoco (Saxophone) and DJ Josh Grainger will bring the beats with a cracking 1980s set. Watch out for Simone as he walks the floor with his Saxophone really bringing the big New Wave 1980s energy.
27 November – 28 November: Little Creatures Geelong
Live Mural Paintings from Glen Downey aka @worldincrisis with the Geelong artist’s take on the Freo Vice artwork and free face painting for kids from 12.00pm over the weekend.
The Freo Vice party kicks off at 6:30pm with themed food pairings, roller skating performers and awards for best dressed following the 1980s Miami Vice theme.
The guitars will be tuned and amps warmed up for the opening rock out set of local legends The Grimwoods on stage from 6:45pm.
Then main act Creature Fear take centre stage rocking out with a compelling mix of 60s garage rock and modern atmospherics rolled into a full-bore, shoes-off sound that can still whisper sweet nothings in your ear.