Happy New Year from all at Little Critters!
2017 was an exciting year with additions to the core range including King Crow (Imperial Espresso Stout, 7.2%) and Nutty Ambassador (Hazelnut Milk Stout, 6.0%) which were previously limited-batch runs (and therefore not truly inducted into the critter zoo!) in 2016. The Nutty Ambassador can also be found in bottles, along with C-Monster, available from the Fox and Duck and several local stockists. The Chameleon Series single hop pale has continued to be popular with six varieties now in revolving production. Furthermore, the last weeks of 2017 saw a new critter, the Great Weisse witbier entering the menagerie, make sure to catch a bite in 2018!
Little Critters has also been well represented locally with five beers present at the 43rd Steel City Beer Festival this October and White Wolf winning the bronze medal in Rotherham CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Yorkshire competition.
Changes also occurred at the brewery with two new fermenters and an extra chiller being installed at the end of October, greatly expanding the production capacity. Preparations for this expansion evolved throughout the year with head brewer Richard ably assisted by trainee Joe. The end of December saw Joe develop his first solo-brew, the aptly named Incubator Series. Similar to the Chameleon series, this will be a revolving project, with changing styles and ABV.
Looking ahead, 2018 looks set to hold yet more expansion with ales being distributed locally and nationally, both on cask and key keg. Little Critters hope to welcome you to the Fox and Duck or the Doctor’s Orders soon.