Iconic Australian Craft Brewery Little Creatures to Open in San Francisco
Australian craft brewery Little Creatures announced that it will open the doors to its highly anticipated microbrewery and restaurant in San Francisco during the summer of 2019. The new venue will showcase Little Creatures’ beers, complemented by an all-day menu featuring local seasonal ingredients including shared bites, artisan pizzas, and brunch on the weekends. Located at One Mission Bay adjacent to Oracle Park and near the planned Golden State Warriors Sports and Entertainment Center, the brewery is convenient to SoMa, Union Square, and the central business district with easy access to multiple transit options.
Born out of a love affair with hoppy beer, Little Creatures was founded by a group of mates in the creative and free-thinking city of Fremantle, on the West Coast of Australia. They established themselves as innovators within the craft beer movement and through a focus on producing exceptionally high-quality balanced beers. Little Creatures quickly became one of Australia’s favorite craft brewers. The moniker itself – Little Creatures - was inspired by their brewers’ affectionate name for the live yeast that ferments to create each unique brew.
"We are thrilled to be opening in San Francisco amongst an incredible array of great craft brewers and passionate beer consumers. Being part of the Mission Bay community as it evolves into a key commercial, residential, and entertainment precinct for the city is particularly exciting," says Luke Higgins, Director of Operations. “Since founding, our brewpubs have always served as a hub for the communities we operate in. We look forward to introducing everyone to Little Creatures Mission Bay, a place for great beer, great food, and a great hospitality experience to be enjoyed by all.”
The new San Francisco microbrewery will feature beers brewed exclusively on-site, plus a core range of beers imported from Australia. The main bar wraps around the brewery fermentation tanks, putting guests within arm’s reach of the brewing process. Fresh beer on tap is key to the Little Creatures experience and the venue’s beer system has been built to enable "tank to tap" service, connecting bright beer tanks directly to the beer founts for the freshest possible drinking experience. The brewery will feature a total of 36 taps: 24 behind the bar, six in the 'Brew Lab’, and six in the 'Canteen'. The space will accommodate 140 seated guests, with a private dining space for 12 and 240 in total with standing room included.
The 'Brew Lab' provides a space for private dining, tasting flights, “beer school” sessions, and hands on brewing experiences. The 'Canteen' is a separate retail area and café which offers coffee, grab-and-go food options, beer in cans and growlers for takeaway, and Little Creatures merchandise.