Little Creatures IPA has been updated with a new US West Coast-inspired recipe.
The permanent release is the latest beer to come out of the Fremantle brewery this year, replacing its current British-style IPA. The Little Creatures IPA is also available in 355mL cans for the first time.
Russ Gosling, Head Brewer at Little Creatures Fremantle said it was time to bring Little Creatures IPA into the new world and offer beer drinkers a more refreshing brew.
“The new recipe is a modern take on the West Coast IPA style,” he said. “We’ve used lighter malts and a compilation of freshly imported US hops to produce delicious spicy, tropical, stone fruit and citrus flavours while still retaining Little Creatures’ signature and distinctive bitterness.”
The new Little Creatures IPA is available on tap at select venues nationally and in store from leading retailers around the country. RRP is $82/24-case and $28/6-pack.
Little Creatures hits the US West Coast
The release follows Little Creatures officially opened its first location in California’s craft beer capital, San Francisco.
Lion MD, Global Markets, Matt Tapper said: “There are 36 taps with beers brewed exclusively on-site, as well as acore range of beers imported from Australia. We’re also looking into doing some collaborations with some of the Bay Area’s great craft breweries.
“San Francisco has an array of great craft brewers and passionate beer consumers so it’s the perfect launch pad for introducing Little Creatures to the US.”
Getting to know your IPAs
A newbie’s guide to navigating the East to West of IPAs with Russ Gosling:
- British IPA: this is where the IPA style began. British IPAs are pale in colour, with earthy and grassy flavours, and are not that hoppy by today’s standards. Perfect for: your next BBQ. Pair with grilled meat to bring out the caramel flavours in the malt.
- American Pale Ale: take a British IPA, substitute English hops for American hops and you have American Pale Ale! You can expect more fruity, citrus flavours from this IPA. Perfect for: watching Steph Curry lead the Golden State Warriors an NBA championship.
- East Coast IPA: also known as New England IPAs, these hazy, juicy fruit bombs use a stronger malt to match the hops than a traditional American Pale Ale, which gives East Coast IPA a lower bitterness and a soupy look in the glass. Perfect for: New England’s outdoor adventure-vibe make this brew ideal for wrapping up a weekend camping trip.
- West Coast IPA: if you are looking for a beer that packs more of a punch on fruitiness and hops, this is for you. Think lemon rind, grapefruit and pepper. Perfect for: kicking back at the beach with friends this summer.
- Double IPA: exactly what it sounds like. Double everything you’d find in a standard IPA. Perfect for: upping the anti of your craft beer palate.
- Triple IPA: a dialed up Double IPA. Perfect for: when double or nothing isn’t enough.
- Fruit IPA: this is an IPA which has had fruit added to it to pull out more of the citrus, fruity flavours in the hops like grapefruit or pineapple. Perfect for: date night at your favourite Indian restaurant.