THE BIGGEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL POLL IN AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BEER

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.

2021 RESULTS

In another year of records being broken with more voters than ever before and a record number of breweries breaking onto the Hottest 100 list, Canberra’s Bentspoke Brewing Co’s Crankshaft IPA took the top step of the podium for the second year running! Check out all the results across multiple categories including Hottest 100 NEW Brews and Hottest 100 INDIE Beers for 2021.

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2021 BREWERIES

Discover the 280 breweries from across Australia who had over 2,200 delicious beers nominated in this years GABS Hottest 100™. Every beer on the list is someone's favourite and was brewed with great care, passion and love. Take time to familiarise yourself with all these great breweries and pack images and try their beers next time you're looking to expand your craft horizons.

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COUNTDOWN PARTIES

The results are streamed in a live countdown to pubs all around the country. It's a celebration like no other with official party hosts going all out to make the day extra special. Games, giveaways, live tunes, good food and of course, great craft beer! Check out some of these great party snapshots and no matter what time of the year it is, make sure to pop into one of the amazing venues the next time you are in their area.

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THE CHAMPIONS

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.

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ALE TRAIL

Planning a trip? Use our handy Hottest 100 Ale Trail and taste some of Australia's most popular beer when you're there. Discover the world of craft beer one local brewery at a time.

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