From Little Creatures Brewery NZ, comes Catalina Lager. A local, easy drinking drop inspired by the breweries location – Catalina Bay, Hobsonville.
The first ‘Creatures’ brewery was established some 20 years ago in Fremantle, Perth. Since then, it has opened smaller breweries around the world, including London, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore and last year, Hobsonville Point in West Auckland.
In all locations, Little Creatures aims to set something up for the community – Catalina Lager launched last year to coincide with the opening of Hobsonville Point and is named after the Little Creatures’ Hobsonville Point home in Catalina Bay.
The lager uses an American wheat base to give it a light, refreshing body for broad appeal. The rest of the ingredients, or hops, are New Zealand natives. Moutere hops are added during the boil for a smooth, bitter taste and the late hopping of Taiheke and Mosaic add notes of floral or citrus for a more tropical tasting lager. The end result has been popular that Catalina Lager is now being shipped across the country.