HOTTEST 100 AUSSIE CRAFT BEERS OF 2018

On the Australia Day long weekend the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2018 were revealed.

Now in its eleventh year, the biggest and most influential ‘People’s Choice’ craft beer poll Down Under once again attracted a record number of votes – 31,000 people casted 155,000 votes.

There was no movement in the Top 4 places but it was exciting to see some newcomers to the list including one of our favourites – The Welder’s Dog Brewery in Armidale.

Check out the results below…

1. BALTER XPA (PALE ALE) QLD
2. STONE & WOOD PACIFIC ALE (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) NSW
3. BENTSPOKE CRANKSHAFT (AMERICAN IPA) ACT
4. YOUNG HENRYS NEWTOWNER (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) NSW
5. BRIDGE ROAD BEECHWORTH PALE ALE (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) VIC
6. BALTER IIPA (IMPERIAL IPA)QLD
7. BALTER IPA (IMPERIAL IPA)QLD
8. KAIJU! KRUSH! (PALE ALE) VIC
9. HOP NATION JEDI JUICE (NEW ENGLAND IPA) VIC
10. GAGE ROADS SINGLE FIN (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) WA
11. BENTSPOKE BARLEY GRIFFIN (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) ACT
12. BENTSPOKE CLUSTER 8 (IMPERIAL IPA) ACT
13. YOUR MATES LARRY (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) QLD
14. BLACK HOPS PALE ALE (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) QLD
15. CAPITAL COAST ALE (CALIFORNIA COMMON) ACT
16. BENTSPOKE SPROCKET (AMERICAN IPA) ACT
17. COOPERS ORIGINAL PALE ALE (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) SA
18. BIG SHED BOOZY FRUIT (NEW ENGLAND IPA) SA
19. BALTER CAPTAIN SENSIBLE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) QLD
20. GREEN BEACON WINDJAMMER (AMERICAN IPA) QLD
21. CAPITAL ROCK HOPPER (AMERICAN IPA) ACT
22. COOPERS SESSION ALE (PALE ALE) SA
23. BENTSPOKE RED NUT (RED IPA) ACT
24. BALTER STRONG PALE ALE (AMERICAN PALE ALE ) QLD
25. FURPHY FURPHY REFRESHING ALE (KOLSCH) VIC
26. PHILTER XPA (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) NSW
27. CAPITAL TRAIL PALE ALE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) ACT
28. STONE & WOOD CLOUD CATCHER (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) NSW
29. JETTY ROAD PALE ALE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) VIC
30. PIRATE LIFE MOSAIC (AMERICAN IPA) SA
31. YOUNG HENRYS NATURAL LAGER (KELLERBIER) NSW
32. MODUS OPERANDI SONIC PRAYER (AMERICAN IPA) NSW
33. MODUS OPERANDI FORMER TENANT (RED IPA) NSW
34. HEMINGWAY’S PITCHFORK BETTY’S (AMERICAN PALE ALE)QLD
35. THE WELDER’S DOG FARMHOUS GINGER BEER (GINGER/SPICED BEER) NSW
36. DAINTON BLOOD ORANGE NERIPA (NEW ENGLAND IPA) VIC
37. 10 TOES PIPELINE (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) QLD
38. GRIFTER PALE (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) NSW
39. THE WELDER’S DOG AUSTRALIAN WHEAT ALE (AMERICAN WHEAT) NSW
40. 4 PINES PALE ALE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) NSW
41. ONE MILE 4:21 (KOLSCH) NT
42. THE WELDER’S DOG INDIA PALE ALE (AUSTRALIAN IPA) NSW
43. BLACK HOPS HORNET (AMERICAN IPA) QLD
44. JAMES SQUIRE ONE FIFTY LASHES (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) NSW
45. THIRSTY CROW VANILLA MILK STOUT (SWEET STOUT) NSW
46. COOPERS SPARKLING ALE (AUSTRALIAN SPARKLING ALE) SA
47. BRIDGE ROAD BEECHY SUMMER ALE (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) VIC
48. BURLEIGH TWISTED PALM (AUSTRALIAN PALE ALE) QLD
49. CAPITAL EVIL EYE (RED IPA) ACT
50. HOP NATION THE DOWN (NEW ENGLAND IPA) VIC
51. ONE MILE RDO (PALE ALE) NT
52. AKASHA HOPSMITH (AMERICAN IPA) NSW
53. FERAL HOP HOG (AMERICAN PALE ALE) WA
54. FORTITUDE PACER (AMERICAN PALE ALE) QLD
55. MOON DOG OLD MATE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) VIC
56. GREEN BEACON WAYFARER (PALE ALE) QLD
57. GAGE ROAD S LITTLE DOVE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) WA
58. PIRATE LIFE PALE ALE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) SA
59. AKASHA KORBEN D. (IMPERIAL IPA) NSW
60. COLONIAL PALE ALE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) WA/VIC
61. CAPITAL SUMMIT SESSION XPA (PALE ALE) ACT
62. LITTLE CREATURES PALE ALE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) WA/VIC
63. COCONSPIRATORS THE MATRIARCH (NEW ENGLAND IPA) VIC
64. WAYWARD RASPBERRY BERLINER WEISSE (SOURPUSS) (BERLINER WEISSE) NSW
65. BALTER PILSNER (CLASSIC PILSNER) QLD
66. GAGE ROADS ATOMIC (AMERICAN PALE ALE) WA
67. 10 TOES LONGBOARD (AUSTRALIAN PILSNER) QLD
68. MOON DOG BEER CAN (HOPPY LAGER) VIC
69. PIRATE LIFE IPA (AMERICAN IPA) SA
70. 10 TOES HOPPY DAYS (AMERICAN IPA) QLD
71. BURLEIGH BIGHEAD (PALE LAGER) QLD
72. NAIL VPA (PALE ALE) WA
73. ONE MILE NO LIMITS (AMERICAN IPA) NT
74. GREEN BEACON 3 BOLT (AMERICAN PALE ALE) QLD
75. YAK ALES WILD YAK (PALE ALE) VIC
76. JETTY ROAD INDIA PALE ALE (AMERICAN IPA) VIC
77. BROUHAHA STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SOUR (KETTLE SOUR) QLD
78. GRIFTER SERPENT’S KISS (FRUIT BEER) NSW
79. PIRATE LIFE IIPA (IMPERIAL IPA) SA
80. BLACKMAN’S JUICY BANGER (HOPPY LAGER) VIC
81. 4 PINES INDIAN SUMMER ALE (AMERICAN PALE ALE) NSW
82. ONE MILE OTTO’S (IRISH AMBER/RED) NT
83. MORNINGTON PENINSULA SQUID RISING (NEW ENGLAND IPA) VIC
84. MODUS OPERANDI DREAM WEAVER (NEW ENGLAND IPA) NSW
85. MORNINGTON PENINSULA SQUID SUPREMACY (NEW ENGLAND IPA) VIC
86. 3 RAVENS JUICY (NEW ENGLAND IPA) VIC
87. BRIDGE ROAD BLING (AMERICAN IPA) VIC
88. BLACK HOPS SUPER HORNET (IMPERIAL IPA) QLD
89. YOUNG HENRYS SUMMER HOP ALE (AUSTRALIAN IPA) NSW
90. BIG SHED GOLDEN STOUT TIME (SWEET STOUT) SA
91. FIXATION FIXATION IPA (AMERICAN IPA) VIC
92. BATCH PASH THE MAGIC DRAGON (KETTLE SOUR) NSW
93. YOUR MATES DONNIE (PORTER) QLD
94. YOUNG HENRYS MOTORCYCLE OIL (PORTER) NSW
95. YOUNG HENRYS AFENDS HEMP IPA (SPECIALTY BEER) NSW
96. COLONIAL SOUTH WEST SOUR (HOPPY SOUR) WA/VIC
97. CAPITAL HANG LOOSE JUICE (NEW ENGLAND IPA) ACT
98. SAUCE TRUBBLE & SQUEAK (NEW ENGLAND IPA) NSW
99. SAUCE BUBBLE & SQUEAK (NEW ENGLAND IPA) NSW
100. FERAL BIGGIE JUICE (NEW ENGLAND IPA) WA