LITTLE ISLAND BREWING CO.
We currently brew six unique beers on site using traditional methods and the finest, natural ingredients. We love beer and we love food, so naturally the two had to go together!
You will see our six 1200L vats inside The Brew House that store the beer, that goes straight through the pipes and pour directly into your glass.
Our brewer Geoff Munday is a chemical engineer with 30 years experience. He has been grain brewing for over 20 years and has worked for the Swan Brewery and the Sail and Anchor during the Americas Cup. Geoff is supported by a team that includes experience also with the manufacture of malt, Swan, CUB, Lion Nathan and Matilda Bay Brewery.
CRAGGY BROWN ALE is a complex malt profile of Ale, Munich, Vienna, Abbey Malt, Smoked Malt and Oats to provide a creamy malt based beer with character.
Modelled off the English Brown Ale this malt forward beer should display caramel and toffee flavours with notes of biscuit and roasted barley, the sort of beer to be enjoyed in front of a fire on a cold winter’s day.
The hops are a mixure of Target from the UK that provide a sage, citrus and a spicy undertone and Perle from Germany that provide a minty and spicy notes.
LITTLE ISLAND PALE ALE is a Bohemian Pilsner; a style that is crisp, complex and well-rounded yet refreshing. First brewed in 1842, this style was the original clear, light-colored beer. Using malted barley and a decoction mash for rich, malt character. Saaz hops and low sulfate, low carbonate water to provide a distinctively soft, rounded hop profile.
This version uses local Western Australian malt including Pale and Vienna malt that have undergone multiple infusions to bring out a classic Pilsner malt profile, mouth feel and proteins for a fine lasting head that clings to the glass. The hop we have used is from Tasmania and is called Ella. It is added predominantly at the late stage of the boil and dry hopped to produce classic floral hop aroma that is classic of Ella. A classic continental European style using local ingredients.
BLONDE BETTY is a full flavoured Belgian Style Blonde without the usual sugar additions characteristic of this style. This distinctive beer is a moderate-strength golden ale that has a subtle Belgian complexity, slightly sweet flavour, and dry finish. This beer has been produced with a yeast that provides banana and fruity ester aromas with an almost lager-like character, which gives it a cleaner profile in comparison to the other styles. Belgians use the term “Blond,” while the French spell it “Blonde.”
PEG LEG is an easy drinking mid strength Blonde Ale, a style that is gaining appeal across the West Coast US Brewpubs. This beer is characterised by moderate sweet malt and moderate hop aroma and makes it very session-able.
This beer has been produced with a yeast that provides a clean finish. The hops are a strain called Enigma from Tasmania that are characterised by passionfruit and citrus flavours. Our brewers have used grains and a mash profile that provides a surprisingly tasty beer for 3.1%.
HUMMERSTON PILSNER — This fruity Bohemian Pilsner is a cross between a Pilsner and an India Pale Pilsner which is stronger and hoppier than a conventional Pilsner. This is not a classic style, it is a hybrid that is fuller more complex than a Bohemian Pilsner with the volume turned up on hops.
This beer has gone through the same process as Ella, with the same grain ingredients, only more to increase its maltiness to balance the generous late hopping of Ella and Citra in the kettle.
This beer is sessionable but more fruity and malty for those who like richer flavour, like an IPA but not so extreme.
FOOLHARDY is an Australian mid strength version of a German Dark Lager (sometimes called a “black Pils) which balances roasted yet smooth malt flavours with moderate hop bitterness. A regional specialty from southern Thuringen and northern Franconia in Germany. It is dark in colour and dry on the palate and with a noticeable (but not high) roasted malt edge to balance the malt base.