The Little Creatures microbrewery, housed in a converted shed overlooking the waters of Fishing Boat Harbour, was founded in 2000. After a morning spent exploring historic Fremantle, repair to the brewery’s convivial outdoor terrace and order one of four house-brewed beers. I find the original Pale Ale hard to surpass, particularly on a hot summer’s afternoon.
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Beer and Artisan Pizza in a Waterfront Brewery
I knew instantaneously when I walked into Little Creatures Brewery that I was going to love it. With its true Aussie roots evident in the smiles on everyone's faces and yet a clear nod to American Northwest brewery culture evident in small details, it's a rambling waterfront adult playground that's also kid and family friendly. Somehow it manages to please all visitors to the sun-drenched port town of "Freo," as the locals like to call Fremantle.
Only later, while perusing the Little Creatures website did I find out that my suspicion of American inspiration was actually spot on! From the site: "Converting a dreamy love affair of hoppy beers discovered during beer pilgrimages throughout the north west of the US into reality doesn’t come easily though, but the contagious nature of true dedication for great beer should never be underestimated."
Ahhhh, just the thing to make an American girl happy on the occasion of her 32nd birthday, spent in Western Australia. It was after a dip in the ocean at Cottesloe that I walked into the brewery and enjoyed a pint of their Pale Ale, a chorizo and sweet corn pizza with a pear and arugula salad that erased the hunger pains caused by hours of sun and sand.
If you're a guest at the brewery close to the end of the day, don't miss out on the new rooftop patio bar that allows a perfect view to sunset over the ocean. It, unlike the dining room downstairs, is adults only.