Little Creatures, the Australian craft brewer, is to open its micro-brewery, café and taproom in London’s King’s Cross later this month.

The flagship site will be part of the Coal Drops Yard development and it marks the third brewery for the producer (along with two in Australia). It also has taprooms in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Taipei.

The micro-brewery will be led by head brewer Laura Smith, who has worked for Lion, the food and drink company that owns Little Creatures, for 21 years.

Toby Knowles, Lion’s regional director for UK and Europe, said: “London has been home to a renaissance in world-class craft breweries in recent years and it is exciting to bring Little Creatures to such a vibrant market.

“Our aim for this venue is to embed the Little Creatures brand in the community, provide greater awareness and ultimately market the brand to an audience who already have a real interest in craft.

“Following the success of recent site launches in Asia, we can’t wait to introduce the brand to UK consumers and create a spiritual home for Little Creatures in London.”