436 of Australia’s best craft breweries had beers nominated and voted for in the 16th edition of the annual GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer poll as consumers were treated to a plethora of highly entertaining voting campaigns proving the creativity of brewers extends far beyond the mere act of brewing beer! After tens of thousands of votes had been counted, Mountain Culture Beer Co’s much loved Status Quo Pale Ale has gone back-to-back and been crowned Australia’s favourite craft beer for the second year running! Congratulations!
Official countdown parties were held around the country as craft beer fans came out en masse for a fun filled day of celebrating beer with mates! There were 95 official GABS Hottest 100 Countdown Host venues and many more backyard BBQ celebrations that had taps flowing, tunes playing, prizes won and most of all, good times had as beer was the conversational topic of the day.
Make sure you drop in to one of these awesome venues the next time you are in the area!Official Host Venues
Since it started in 2008, the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer people’s choice poll has revealed the consumer trends and breweries shaping the Australian craft beer landscape.
Each year, craft beer loving consumers are asked to select, in order of preference, their five favourite craft beers of the year. Sounds like it should be a simple process right? Well when you have hundreds of breweries from across Australia and thousands of incredible craft beers to choose, from it can be an agonising and challenging task.
Now considered one of the biggest polls of its type in the world, the campaign makes conversations about craft beer the topic of the day. With an average of 30% of the list rotating each year, it introduces new craft consumers to beers they may never have been exposed to before and is celebrated at sell out live countdown parties around the country!
Your challenge ? Expand your taste buds as you look out for a GABS Hottest 100 symbol and try all the beers on the list.
In a Hottest 100 first, this year's live podcast was broadcast directly from First Choice Liquor Market Ashfield, Hosted by renowned industry personality, Matt Kirkegaard. A trained journalist with almost two decades writing about beer and the brewing industry, Matt is one of the most experienced beer writers and commentators in the country. Find the full recording here along with interviews from leading industry personalities and people behind some of the country's favourite brews.Listen Here
It takes something very special to become a GABS Hottest 100 Champion. Have a look into this small select group of previous year's winners who have shaped the craft beer landscape in Australia.view
The GABS Hottest 100 has been defining the craft beer landscape in Australia since 2008! Hundreds of breweries participate each year and tens of thousands of beers have been nominated over the last 16 years! Consumers continue to vote in record numbers each year as they share their personal appreciation of their five favourite beers from the country's most loved breweries. You can take a trip down memory lane and see who has made the list each year! Thank you again for making craft beer one of your beverages of choice, you’re supporting one of the best industries in Australia.RESULTS