With over 1,600 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.
On 26 January 2016, thousands of fans all over the country toasted quality craft beer as part of their Australia Day celebrations. From brew pubs in Darwin to the beaches of Sydney, people shared their #Hottest100Beers countdowns on social media (check out the highlights here), and watched as the results rolled in.
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. And 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.
Check out the full Hottest 100 results below. And if you’re that way inclined (we know we are), here’s the Official Poster to pin up on your wall.
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.