During my month-long business trip to Perth, my colleague and I went to Fremantle and watched the sunset at the Little Creatures Brewery. That was when I discovered my favorite beer: White Rabbit Pale Ale. I was giddy to learn that Little Creatures Beer has come to Manila! Right now they’ve got the following variants available: Little Creatures Bright Ale, Little Creatures Pale Ale and Dog Days.
The name Little Creatures is a tribute to yeast, which is the catalyst to turning something boring into something interesting. The brewery began when 4 American friends brought it to Australia in year 2000. Little Creatures is now available in supermarkets nationwide and select bars in Metro Manila.
I was invited to the launch of this Australian brand at Pedro Tap House in Poblacion. Chel (@chelinumerable) and I ordered a ton a food to go with our Little Creatures beer! The first thing we got was the gooey Fried Cheese Balls (PHP 185). They were so good! The breaded, deep-fried 4-cheese blend is drizzled with truffle honey and topped with shredded parmesan.
My next fave was the Beer Sausages (PHP 690), especially the cheese sausage. I made sure to get the last bite! The bratwurst isn’t bad either. The dish comes with fries, dijon mustard and sauerkraut and apple braised in endless summer wheat ale.
Pedro Tap House also attempted a Korean-American fusion with the Korean Mini Corn Dogs (PHP 180). I suspected that the sauce was gochujang mayo, but I didn’t realize they’ve used Korean sausage for the mini dogs as well. Brilliant!
Another interesting bar chow, the Bar Junk (PHP 300) is popcorn mixed with candied bacon, almonds, cashews, chili, and orange zest.
I also tried the All-Beef Burger, which was dripping with juiciness, but lacked flavor for me. I would have put more salt on it if I could.
The Pedro Hangover Bowl (PHP 380) is Indonesian-style fried rice that comes with fried spam and fried chicken, topped with onsen egg and chili peppers. It’s a great comfort food for hangovers indeed!
Check out these other bars is Poblacion:
– Joe’s Brew
– Cu Chi
– Kite Kebab Bar
Location: 5910 Matilde Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Contact Number: (+63 933) 851-2861
Tuesday to Thursday: 5 PM to 2 AM
Friday and Saturday: 5 PM to 1 AM
Sunday and Monday: Closed