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Join us to celebrate!

Right now, many thousands of craft beer enthusiasts around the country are choosing their favourite Aussie craft beers of the year. Once the votes are in, be sure to join in the celebrations on Saturday 27 January as we countdown the final results from 100 to 1!

Here’s how to get involved.


 Follow the countdown live right here at gabsfestival.com from 12.30pm AEST. Here's the full schedule.


Live Podcast

Join the team from Australian Brews News for their fantastic live podcast from 3pm - 5.30pm AEST. 

You can listen in a number of ways.

Listen and join in the banter via the live chat room here.

Download the iPhone or Android Mixlr app and be notified when the broadcast starts, listen live, and join the chat room.

Livestream via the Australian Brews News website here.

At a bar

We’ve teamed up with some of the best brewpubs, craft beer bars and other venues around the country who will be celebrating the countdown in style. Check the link below to find a Countdown Event near you!

At home

Why not pick up a selection of beers from the 2016 Hottest 100 list (check it out here) from Dan Murphy’s and host your own countdown party?

Social Screen

Join in the #Hottest100Beers social buzz and follow along with our social screen here. Post an Instagram of you and your mates enjoying an Aussie craft beer and you could win two tickets to GABS Melbourne or Sydney!

Official Sweep

Imagine a Melbourne Cup Sweep, but with 100 horses and well, the horses are beers… and well, you get it right? Our vastly popular Hottest 100 Sweep is back and will be available to download, print and play from next Wednesday 24 January right here. Set your prizes, gather your mates, and have fun with it!


If you've voted, you're now in the draw to win tickets for you and ten mates to GABS Melbourne or Sydney, plus a LIFETIME Crafty Cabal membership. Share the poll with your friends and increase your chances!


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