Little Creatures – which was acquired by Lion in 2012 – has been increasing its overseas presences with venues in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Auckland; as well as partnering with venues in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei.
Little Creatures Mission Bay is located at 1000a 3rd Street, San Francisco, and officially opens today. It features 36 taps with beers brewed exclusively on-site, as well as a core range of beers imported from Australia.
Adjacent to Oracle Park (home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team) and near the soon to be opened Chase Center (home of the Golden State Warriors basketball team), the venue is in the middle of San Francisco’s emerging entertainment precinct.
Fresh beer from "tank to tap” served at the venue with bright beer tanks connected directly to the beer founts, putting guests 'within arm’s reach' of the brewing process.
“San Francisco has an array of great craft brewers and passionate beer consumers so it’s the perfect launch pad for introducing Little Creatures to the US,” said Luke Higgins, Lion’s Commercial Operations Director.
“The craft beer market in the US is showing signs of a very positive future. In 2018, craft beer sales were up 4% by volume and retail sales were up 7% to $27.6bn so it’s a good market to be in.”