Category Archives: Bright Ales

Little Creatures Bright Ale (AUS)

Readers of yesterday’s post will now know that WA “craft brewer”, Little Creatures is in fact owned by Lion. The Australian Real Craft Brewers Association states, ‘a craft beer must be independent, traditional, and 100% Australian owned, with no ownership or control by a major brewer, such as Lion.’ Lion is owned by Kirin. Kirin is probably owned by the UN World Police and uses its products to pacify the globe as it takes over. Any way, I wasn’t going to let this go to waste …….¬†

Little Creatures Bright Ale - burning like fire .......
Little Creatures Bright Ale – burning like fire …….


This is indeed a bright ale, so bright you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a lager. It’s clean and fresh with a nice floral aroma and once tasted, you know it’s an ale. ¬†There’s hints of yeast and a hoppy bitterness with fresh apricot undertones. One for the summer but, (World Police or not), this one’s a winner.

Here’s Melbournian songster, Whitley from his quite brilliant 2009 “Go Forth, Find Mammoth” album, with ‘Bright White Lights’……………..


Growers Bright Ale – Endeavour Vintage Beer (AUS)

On a forty degree day in Brisbane, after a 3 1/2 hr drive, there are two ways to cool down: One is to switch on a fan, the other is to partake in liquid refreshment. I chose to do both.


Growers Bright Ale by Endeavour Vintage Ales
Growers Bright Ale by Endeavour Vintage Beer


After 2 dark ales I thought it was time to lighten up a bit. Growers Bright Ale by Endeavour Vintage Beer is “an all Australian bright ale made in tribute to the barley and hop growers who provide us their freshest ingredients every harvest”. How very nice of them, if only all producers and manufacturers were so thoughtful the world would be a better place.

What pretentious twaddle I thought. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, or in this case drinking and this bright ale certainly lived up to its billing. It is beautifully balanced, light and refreshing and really hits the spot. There’s a lovely hoppy flavour that enlivens the tastebuds. Young and fresh, it certainly brightened my day.

Ideal for hot days, cold days and mild days. Evening drinking recommended too. Two thumbs up.