Multi-million dollar development Catalina Bay is set to open in a former RNZ Air Force hanger at Hobsonville Point next year. The waterfront location is already being touted as "the new weekend destination for Aucklanders" with several dining options planned to sit directly over the water and the first New Zealand opening from popular Fremantle craft brewery Little Creatures.
While the ribbon isn't scheduled to be cut on the development until late 2018, locals will get a taste of the brewery at the next night market on Thursday 21 December. The Christmas edition of the Catalina Bay farmer's market will include a Little Creatures pop-up bar peddling all of the brewery's crafty favourites. The festive night on the wharf will also featuring market stalls to assist with last minute Christmas shopping, a selection of food trucks, live music and a bouncy castle.
Founded in 2000, Little Creatures has grown to become one of Australasia's best-loved craft breweries. The company is regularly commended for bringing the fruity beer movement down under.