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With over 1600 beers to choose from, and more votes received than ever before, the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers has truly become Australia’s biggest ‘people’s choice’ craft beer poll.

Taking the title of GABS Hottest Aussie Craft Beer of 2016 is Stone & Wood Brewing Co’s ‘Pacific Ale’, making it back-to-back honours for the Byron Bay brewery, and their third win overall.

Moving from third into second place this year is Pirate Life Brewing’s 8.8% ABV ‘Double IPA’, the Adelaide brewery knocking Western Australia’s Feral Brewing into third with their perennial favourite ‘Hop Hog’ American Pale Ale.

A massive 21 new beers made the 2016 list, including ‘Little Dove’ from WA’s Gage Roads, ‘Sonic Prayer’ and ‘Modus Pale’ from Modus Operandi on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, two versions of the highly regarded ‘Ramjet’ wood-aged beer from Melbourne’s Boatrocker Brewing Co, and an outstanding 55th placing for ‘KAIJU KRUSH!’ from the popular Victorian brewery, after only releasing the beer in December 2016.

And as a great sign for the Aussie craft beer industry, a whopping 80% of the Hottest 100 Beers are from independent breweries.

Check out the full Hottest 100 results:

 

  1. Pacific Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Stone and Wood Brewing Co
  2. IIPA - Double IPA - Pirate Life Brewing
  3. Hop Hog - American Pale Ale - Feral Brewing Company
  4. XPA - American Pale Ale - Balter - NEW
  5. IPA - American IPA - Pirate Life Brewing
  6. Little Dove - American Pale Ale - Gage Roads Brewing Co - NEW
  7. Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Pirate Life Brewing
  8. Crankshaft - American IPA - BentSpoke Brewery
  9. Former Tenant - American IPA - Modus Operandi Brewing Co
  10. Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Co
  11. IPA - American IPA - Fixation Brewing Co.
  12. War Hog - American IPA - Feral Brewing Company
  13. Beechworth Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Bridge Road Brewers
  14. 150 Lashes - Australian Pale Ale - James Squire
  15. Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Little Creatures
  16. Newtowner - Australian Pale Ale - Young Henrys Brewing Company
  17. Indian Summer Ale - Australian Pale Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Co
  18. Kolsch - Kölsch - 4 Pines Brewing Co
  19. Barley Griffin - Australian Pale Ale - BentSpoke Brewery
  20. Throwback IPA - IPA (Specialty) - Pirate Life Brewing
  21. Sonic Prayer - American IPA - Modus Operandi Brewing Co
  22. Taco - Specialty Beer - Two Birds Brewing
  23. India Red Ale - American IPA - Prancing Pony Brewery
  24. Golden Stout Time - Sweet Stout - Big Shed Brewing
  25. Korben D. - Double IPA - Akasha Brewing Co
  26. Single Fin - British Golden Ale - Gage Roads Brewing Co
  27. Three Sheets - Australian Pale Ale - Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
  28. Cloud Catcher - Australian Pale Ale - Stone and Wood Brewing Co
  29. Karma Citra - IPA (Specialty) - Feral Brewing Company
  30. Atomic - American Pale Ale - Gage Roads Brewing Co
  31. Coffee Ramjet 2016 - Wood-Aged Beer - Boatrocker Brewing Co - NEW
  32. Tusk – Nov 2016 - IPA (Specialty) - Feral Brewing Company - NEW
  33. Nail Red - American Amber Ale - Nail Brewing
  34. Ramjet 2016 - Wood-Aged Beer - Boatrocker Brewing Co - NEW
  35. Dark - Dark Mild - White Rabbit Brewery
  36. Summer Ale - Blonde Ale - Mountain Goat Beer
  37. Wild Yak - Australian Pale Ale - Yak Ales - NEW
  38. Steam Ale - California Common - Mountain Goat Beer
  39. Kosciuszko Pale Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Kosciuszko Brewing Company
  40. Grizz - American Amber Ale - 2 Brothers Brewery
  41. Small Ale - IPA (Specialty) - Colonial Brewing Company
  42. Dog Days - American Wheat - Little Creatures
  43. Footscray Ale - American Pale Ale - West City Brewing
  44. Spearhead - Australian Pale Ale - Cricketers Arms
  45. Vanilla Milk Stout - Sweet Stout - Thirsty Crow
  46. Modus Pale - American Pale Ale - Modus Operandi Brewing Co
  47. Furphy Refreshing Ale - Kölsch - Little Creatures
  48. American Amber Ale - American Amber Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Co
  49. Nail VPA - American Pale Ale - Nail Brewing
  50. Californicator - American IPA - Big Shed Brewing
  51. Freshie Salt & Pepper - Gose - Nomad Brewing Co
  52. Mt Tennent Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Pact Beer Co
  53. Fat Yak - American Pale Ale - Yak Ales
  54. Kung Foo - Pale Lager - 2 Brothers Brewery
  55. KRUSH! - American Pale Ale - KAIJU! Beer - NEW
  56. Windjammer - American IPA - Green Beacon Brewing Co
  57. Reginald - American IPA - Blackman’s Brewery
  58. Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Hawkers Beer
  59. Session Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Mismatch Brewing Company
  60. Calypso - Pale Ale (American-style) - Odyssey Craft Brewing Co.
  61. 8BiT - American IPA - Stockade Brew Co - NEW
  62. Hop Thief 8 - American Pale Ale - James Squire - NEW
  63. The Chop - American IPA - Hop Nation Brewing Co - NEW
  64. Sunset Ale - American Amber Ale - Two Birds Brewing
  65. IPA - American IPA - Little Creatures
  66. Rogers' Beer - American Amber Ale - Little Creatures
  67. Watermelon Warhead - Berliner Weisse - Feral Brewing Company
  68. Hop Culture - American IPA - Mornington Peninsula Brewery - NEW
  69. Miss Pinky - Soured Fruit Beer - Boatrocker Brewing Co
  70. Bright Ale - Blonde Ale - Little Creatures
  71. Sly Fox - American Pale Ale - Feral Brewing Company
  72. Hop Thief 7 - American Pale Ale - James Squire
  73. Praline - Belgian Specialty Ale - La Sirène Brewing
  74. Copy Cat - American IPA - Mash Brewing
  75. Elsie The Milk Stout - Sweet Stout - Batch Brewing Co
  76. Fancy Pants - American Amber Ale - Mountain Goat Beer
  77. The Fox - Vienna-style Lager - Rabbit & Spaghetti Brewing Co.
  78. Growler - American Brown Ale - 2 Brothers Brewery
  79. IPA - American IPA - Hawkers Beer
  80. Peanut Brittle Gose - Gose - Bacchus Brewing Co
  81. Rare Breed: Pulped Fiction Blood Orange IPA - Double IPA - Mountain Goat Beer - NEW
  82. Yenda Pale Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Australian Beer Co
  83. Garden Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Stone and Wood Brewing Co
  84. Hazelnut Brown - Brown Ale (UK-style) - Bad Shepherd
  85. Bling Bling - Double IPA - Bridge Road Brewers
  86. Beach Ale - Blonde Ale - Odyssey Craft Brewing Co. - NEW
  87. Mornington Pale - American Pale Ale - Mornington Peninsula Brewery
  88. Fred - IPA (American-style) - Murray’s Craft Brewing Co
  89. Imperial IPA - IPA (Specialty) - 4 Pines Brewing Co - NEW
  90. F-Yeah - American Pale Ale - Big Shed Brewing
  91. Session IPA - American IPA - Modus Operandi Brewing Co - NEW
  92. Bling - American IPA - Bridge Road Brewers
  93. Project #22: Bert (The Royal Albert Collab) - Australian Pale Ale - Colonial Brewing Company - NEW
  94. Sourpuss - Berliner Weisse - Wayward Brewing Company
  95. B.F.H. (Barrel Fermented Hog) - American IPA - Feral Brewing Company
  96. 28 - American Pale Ale - Burleigh Brewing Company
  97. Thanks Captain Obvious - American IPA - BrewCult
  98. ALT Brown - American Brown Ale - Balter - NEW
  99. The Chancer - Blonde Ale - James Squire
  100. Hopsmith - American IPA - Akasha Brewing Co
     

Plenty to enjoy through 2017! Cheers!!

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