Projects: Do I need to create remote branches manually?

I'm playing around with the Projects feature and I quite like it.

What confuses me a bit is the use of remote repositories. How do I push the local branch to the remote? Do I have to create the remote branch manually, typing out the name a second time?

Actually, Git once handled this quite similar some 15 years ago, didn't it? I vaguely remember a time when you had to set up remote tracking branches yourself and Git didn't even check that they had the same name as the local branch.