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Join us to celebrate!

Thousands of craft beer enthusiasts around the country have chosen their favourite Kiwi craft beers of the year. Join in the celebrations on Saturday 3 February as we countdown the final results from 100 to 1!

Here’s how to get involved…


 Follow the countdown live right here from 12.30pm NZDT. Here's the full schedule.


At The Lumsden

If you're in Auckland, head along to our official GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers countdown event at The Lumsden Freehouse, Auckland's leading craft beer venue.  Here are the details.

The Lumsden Freehouse
448 / 444 Khyber Pass Road, Auckland

The Final Countdown
Saturday 3 February, 12.30pm - 5.00pm

Inspired by the 80's classic "The Final Countdown" The Lumsden will be hosting an 80's themed GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers countdown. With a kick-ass playlist, free spacie machines and some party favourite snacks from the decade that good taste forgot! Staff picks for 2017 beers will be on tap for a day of mullets, leather tassled jackets, acid wash denim cutoffs and good times.

At home

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

Even better, join in the #Hottest100Beers social buzz and follow along with our social screen here. Post an Instagram of you and your mates enjoying a great Kiwi craft beer with #Hottest100Beers and you could win two free tickets to GABS Auckland! 


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