Becoming a Champion at anything in life takes something special. It normally all starts with a deep passion and love for your chosen goal and then is driven by hours of sweat, dedication, creativity, bloody hard work and a desire to be the best you can. Being crowned The Champion in the GABS Hottest 100 is no different. It takes an incredible team effort to produce a special beer that earns the kudos and bragging rights of being recognised by thousands of consumers as their favourite beer of the year in the GABS Hottest 100. It is a very select list of champion beers that have not only earned their way into the Hall of Fame, they have all also stood the test of time and remain leading core range beers of their respective breweries today.
The beer that received the most votes and placing on top of the podium for the first time is Mountain Culture’s Status Quo Pale Ale!
Bentspoke Brewing Co's Crankshaft remained a popular choice among Aussie craft beer lovers taking out the top step of the podium for a second year running.
After making the podium in recent years, Canberra’s favourite became Australia’s new favourite. Medium bodied with a nice punch of hops and a solid malt finish, Crankshaft IPA took out top spot for 2020.
Stone & Wood Brewing Co has backed it up, taking first place again for its Pacific Ale for the fourth time and in doing so has become the most awarded craft beer in GABS Hottest 100 history.
The increasing popularity of Balter’s XPA leads them to their second year of reclaiming the title of Most Popular Beer.
The first brewery to have two beers placed in the top 10 and be crowned champion for the first time is Balter’s XPA. Tropical and floral characters with a refreshing and fruity bitterness.
Stone & Wood take out first place for a third time as this easy drinking and refreshing beer cements itself as a fan favourite across the country
Stone & Wood make an extraordinary comeback with their beloved Pacific Ale, breaking Feral’s three year streak as champion
For the first time ever, we have hat trick of wins in the GABS Hottest 100 as Hop Hog leads an uninterrupted streak of being crowned champion
Hop Hog reclaims it’s title of Australia's most popular beer for the second year in a row.
Feral Brewing’s Hop Hog marches to first place after four years of making it on the podium and the top 100. A heavy dose of American Hops producing a citrus and pine needle aroma followed by an intense bitterness and dry finish.
After taking third place on the podium in 2010, Stone & Wood’s popularity continued to rise when it was awarded first place in 2011. Flavours consisting of passionfruit, citrus and tropical fruit with just a hint of bitterness.
Vale Ale made it’s debut in the GABS Hottest 100 by knocking Little Creatures Pale out of first place for two years running. A refreshing combination of Amarillo and Cascade hops, malt and yeast characters. The hop flavours and aromas give a wonderful fresh crisp finish with lingering flavours of citrus, passionfruit and peaches
Defending it’s title, Little Creatures Pale Ale is the reigning champion for the second year in a row.
Little Creatures Pale Ale was the first beer to be crowned champion in the inaugural GABS Hottest 100. It contains a careful balance of Chinook and Cascade hop flowers creating a citrus and grapefruit aroma and flavour with a selection of specialty malts and a local pale malt.