By Tam Allenby

Lion has launched two new craft beers, one each under the Little Creatures and White Rabbit brand labels.

Little Creatures has released the VHA – Shade Chaser IPA, a refreshing summer IPA inspired by the famously hop-centric US West Coast IPA style.

Using US Citra hops, the 45 IBU, 6.5 per cent brew is the second Single Batch VHA release to come from the brewers at Little Creatures.

“This brew has some big and punchy citrus notes, which has led to an unyielding, yet not excessive, bitterness,” said Head Brewer at Little Creatures Fremantle Russ Gosling.

“An unyielding yet not excessive bitterness gives way to a deliciously dry finish, allowing those Citra hops to truly shine and quench summer thirst.”

White Rabbit Brewery has continued with its imaginative brewing philosophy and has released a Tart Weisse beer named Teddywidder.

“We love exploring the depth and breadth of sour beers, I don’t think any style can match them for complexity or refreshment,” said Jeremy Halse, Head Brewer at White Rabbit.

“For Teddywidder we take our White Ale in the early stages of production and put it through a natural acidification process. Teddywidder’s subtle flavours come with an unexpected zingy punch.”

While Teddywidder has been available on tap since the White Rabbit Brewery and Barrel Hall opened just over a year ago, it becomes the second permanent beer to be bottled in 750ml wine-style bottles, following the success of the barrel aged Sour Red.

Both the Little Creatures VHA – Shade Chaser IPA and the White Rabbit Teddywidder will be available online via MocU. The Shade Chaser IPA will also be available at Little Creatures’ breweries in Fremantle and Geelong – the latter location also the home of the White Rabbit Brewery, where the Teddywidder will be available.

The Shout Team

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