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2017 Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers Results

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GAB's 2017 Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers has been held once again - this time taking place on the third Saturday of January in line with Triple J Hottest 100 Music countdown.

Each year the poll attracts thousands of craft beer loving voters who put in their selections for their favourite Australian craft beers of the year. Looking over the list we have featured 89 of the top 100 beers in bottles, cans or on keg at some stage - not bad for one bottleshop!

Congratulations to Balter XPA for taking out top spot full list below. There were some big results in the mix. Read on to see the 2017 Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers and also other results including the 2017 Hottest 100 NEW Aussie Craft Beers, the 2017 Hottest 100 Next Aussie Craft Beers (101-200) and the 2017 Hottest 100 Indie Craft Beers.

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Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers

2017 GABS Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers

Those highlighted below include some of the beers we have previously or currently stock.

1.  Balter XPA - American Pale Ale (Balter, QLD)*

2.  Stone & Wood Pacific Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)*

3.  Benstpoke Crankshaft - American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)*

4.  Young Henrys Newtowner - Australian Pale Ale (Young Henrys, NSW)*

5.  Gage Roads Single Fin - International Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)*

6.  Pirate Life Mosaic - American IPA (Pirate Life, SA) NEW

7.  Balter IPA - American IPA (Balter, QLD)* NEW

8.  Hop Nation Jedi Juice - New England IPA (Hop Nation, VIC)* NEW GABS

9.  Bridge Road Beechworth - Pale Ale American Pale Ale (Bridge Road, VIC)*

10.  KAIJU! KRUSH! - American Pale Ale (KAIJU!, VIC)*

11.  Gage Roads Little Dove - International Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)*

12.  Modus Operandi Former Tenant - Red IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)*

13.  Pirate Life IIPA - Double IPA (Pirate Life, SA)

14.  Feral Hop Hog - American Pale Ale (Feral, WA)

15.  Pirate Life IPA - American IPA (Pirate Life, SA)

16.  4 Pines Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW)

17.  3 Ravens Juicy - New England IPA (3 Ravens, VIC)* NEW

18.  Modus Operandi Future Factory - Double IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)* NEW

19.  Mountain Goat Back To The Brewer - New England IPA (Mountain Goat, VIC) NEW

20.  Black Hops Pale Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Black Hops, QLD)* NEW

21.  Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer - American IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)*

22.  James Squire One Fifty Lashes - Australian Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW)

23.  Pirate Life Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Pirate Life, SA)

24.  BentSpoke Sprocket - American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)* NEW

25. Capital Coast Ale - California Common (Capital, ACT)*

26.  Little Creatures Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)

27.  BentSpoke Barley Griffin - Australian Pale Ale (BentSpoke, ACT)*

28. Capital Trail Pale - Ale American Pale Ale (Capital, ACT)*

29. Yak Ales Wild Yak - Australian Pale Ale (Yak Ales, VIC)

30.  Fixation IPA - American IPA (Fixation, NSW)*

31.  Nail VPA - American Pale Ale (Nail, WA)*

32.  Feral War Hog - American IPA (Feral, WA)

33.  Philter XPA - International Pale Ale (Philter, NSW)* NEW

34.  Thirsty Crow Vanilla Milk Stout - Sweet Stout (Thirsty Crow, NSW)*

35. Gage Roads Atomic - American Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)*

36.  Green Beacon Windjammer - American IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)*

37.  4 Pines Kolsch - Kölsch (4 Pines, NSW)

38. Furphy Refreshing Ale - Kölsch (Furphy, VIC)

39.  Prancing Pony India Red Ale - Specialty IPA (Prancing Pony, SA)*

40.  CoConspirators The Matriarch - New England IPA (CoConspirators, VIC)* NEW

41.  4 Pines Indian Summer Ale - Australian Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW)

42.  Pirate Life Throwback - American IPA (Pirate Life, SA)

43.  Balter Pilsner - German Pilsner (Balter, QLD)* NEW

44.  Akasha Korben D. - Double IPA (Akasha, NSW)*

45.  Big Shed Golden Stout Time - Sweet Stout (Big Shed, SA)* GABS

46.  Stone & Wood Cloud Catcher - Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)*

47.  Burleigh Twisted Palm - American Pale Ale (Burleigh, QLD)*

48.  Bridge Road Bling American IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)*

49.  Lord Nelson Three Sheets - Australian Pale Ale (Lord Nelson, NSW)*

50.  Pact Mount Tennent - American Pale Ale (Pact, ACT)*

51.  Stockade The Mountie - Specialty Beer (Stockade, NSW)* NEW GABS

52.  Fixation Squish - Specialty IPA (Fixation, NSW)* NEW

53.  Green Beacon Wayfarer - American Wheat (Green Beacon, QLD)*

54.  Akasha Hopsmith - American IPA (Akasha, NSW)*

55. Black Hops Hornet - American IPA (Black Hops, QLD)* NEW

56.  Green Beacon 3 Bolt American - Pale Ale (Green Beacon, QLD)*

57.  Young Henrys Summer Hop Ale - American IPA (Young Henrys, NSW)*

58.  Colonial Small Ale - American Pale Ale (Colonial, WA/VIC)*

59.  Colonial Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Colonial, WA/VIC)*

60.  Mountain Goat Steam Ale - California Common (Mountain Goat, VIC)

61.  Young Henrys Natural Lager - Pale Kellerbier (Young Henrys, NSW)*

62. White Rabbit Dark Ale - Porter (White Rabbit, VIC)

63. Cricketers Arms Spearhead - Australian Pale Ale (Cricketers Arms, VIC)

64. Yak Ales Fat Yak - Australian Pale Ale (Yak Ales, VIC)

65.  Colonial IPA - Specialty IPA (Colonial, WA/VIC)*

66.  Modus Operandi Pale - American Pale Ale (Modus Operandi, NSW)*

67.  Little Creatures Dog Days - Australian Pale Ale (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)

68. Capital Evil Eye - Red IPA (Capital, ACT)*

69. Kosciuszko Pale Ale Australian - Pale Ale (Kosciuszko, NSW)

70.  Two Birds Taco - Specialty Beer (Two Birds, VIC)* GABS

71.  Moon Dog Old Mate - American Pale Ale (Moon Dog, VIC)*

72.  Mountain Goat Summer Ale - Blonde Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)

73.  Stone & Wood Garden Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)*

74. Bad Shepherd Hazelnut Brown Ale - English Brown Ale (Bad Shepherd, VIC)*

75. Feral Tusk - Double IPA (Feral, WA)

76. White Lies Hazy Craze - New England IPA (White Lies, QLD)* NEW

77.  Modus Operandi Session IPA - Specialty IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)*

78.  KAIJU! Aftermath - Double IPA (KAIJU!, VIC)*

79. Pirate Life TPP Strong Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Pirate Life [SA] / Ballast Point [USA]) NEW

80. Pirate Life Vanilla Malt Thickshake - Winter Seasonal Beer (Pirate Life, SA) NEW GABS

81.  Hop Nation The Punch - Gose (Hop Nation, VIC)*

82.  Blackmans Juicy Banger - Dry Hopped Lager (Blackmans, VIC)* NEW

83. Feral Biggie Juice - New England IPA (Feral, WA) NEW

84. Green Beacon 7 Bells - Gose (Green Beacon, QLD)* NEW

85.  Dainton Blood Orange - New England Rye IPA New England IPA (Dainton, VIC)* NEW

86.  James Squire The Swindler - Australian Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW) NEW

87. Burleigh 28 - American Pale Ale (Burleigh, QLD)*

88.  Beerfarm India Pale Lager - Pale Lager (Beerfarm, WA)*

89. Burleigh Bighead - Pale Lager (Burleigh, QLD)*

90.  Balter Black Metal Disco - Sweet Stout (Balter, QLD)* NEW

91.  Two Birds Passion Victim - Australian Pale Ale (Two Birds, VIC)* NEW

92.  Bridge Road Robust Porter - Porter (Bridge Road, VIC)*

93.  Mismatch Session Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Mismatch, SA)*

94.  Mornington Peninsula Pale - American Pale Ale (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)*

95.  Stockade 8bit - American IPA (Stockade, NSW)*

96.  Balter Alt Brown - American Brown Ale (Balter, QLD)*

97. Coopers Sparkling Ale Australian - Sparkling Ale (Coopers, SA)*

98.  Little Creatures Bright Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)

99.  Bridge Road Little Bling - Speciality IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)*

100.  Little Creatures - Rogers - American Amber Ale(Little Creatures, WA/VIC) 

2017 GABS Hottest 100 Next Australian Craft Beers

101. Akasha Lupulin Fog New England IPA (Akasha, NSW)

102.  4 Pines American Amber Ale - American Amber Ale (4 Pines, NSW)

103.  Fortitude Pacer 2.8 American Pale Ale (Fortitude, QLD)

104.  Newstead Two to the Valley - American IPA (Newstead, QLD)

105. Two Birds Pale International Pale Ale (Two Birds, VIC)

106.  4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA - Double IPA (4 Pines, NSW)

107. Your Mates Larry - Australian Pale Ale (Your Mates, QLD)

108.  Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager - Pale Kellerbier (Stone & Wood, NSW)

109. Cavalier Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Cavalier, VIC)

110.  Mountain Goat Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)

111.  Wayward Sourpuss Berliner Weisse (Wayward, NSW)

112. Willie the Boatman Nectar of the Hops - New England IPA (Willie the Boatman, NSW)

113. Cricketers Arms Session Ale Australian Pale Ale (Cricketers Arms, VIC)

114.  Batch Elsie The Milk Stout - Sweet Stout (Batch, NSW)

115.  Big Shed Californicator - American IPA (Big Shed, SA)

116.  Newstead 3 Quarter Time - Australian Pale Ale (Newstead, QLD)

117.  Modus Operandi Cascadian Howl Black IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)

118. Welder's Dog Farmhouse Ginger Beer - Saison/ Farmhouse Ale (Welder's Dog, NSW)

119. Nail Red - Red IPA (Nail, WA)

120.  Moon Dog Beer Can - Dry Hopped Lager (Moon Dog, VIC)

121.  Wildflower Amber - Australian Wild Ale (Wildflower, NSW)

122.  Cavalier Brown Ale - American Brown Ale (Cavalier, VIC)

123. Gage Roads Breakwater - Australian Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)

124.  Mornington Peninsula Hop Culture - American IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)

125. James Squire Hop Thief 8 - American Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW)

126.  La Sirene Belgian Pale Ale Urban Pale (La Sirene, VIC)

127.  Mornington Peninsula Jiffy Squid - New England IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)

128. Australian Beer Company Yenda Pale Ale - Australian Pale ale (Australian Beer Company, NSW)

129. Bridge Road B2 Mach 7.0 - Russian Imperial Stout (Bridge Road, VIC)

130. 2 Brothers Growler - American Brown Ale (2 Brothers, VIC)

131.  4 Pines In Season IPA Batch #4 - Specialty IPA (4 Pines, NSW)

132. Cricketers Arms Scorcher British - Golden Ale (Cricketers Arms, VIC)

133. Boatrocker Miss Pinky - Berliner Weisse (Boatrocker, VIC)

134. Nail Super VPA - Double IPA (Nail, WA)

135. Newstead Out & A Bout - American Pale Ale (Newstead, QLD)

136.  Stone & Wood Jasper Ale - American Amber Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)

137.  Akasha Freshwater - American Pale Ale (Akasha, NSW)

138.  Hop Nation The Chop - American IPA (Hop Nation, VIC)

139. Mash Lil NEIPA - New England OPA (Mash, WA)

140. 2 Brothers Beerhall - American IPA (2 Brothers, VIC)

141. 2 Brothers Draught Dry Hopped Lager (2 Brothers, VIC)

142.  Wolf of the Willows XPA American Pale Ale ( Wolf of the Willows, VIC)

143. 2 Brothers Kung Foo - Dry Hopped Lager (2 Brothers, VIC)

144.  Wildflower Gold - Australian Wild Ale (Wildflower, NSW)

145.  Grifter Pale - Australian Pale Ale (Grifter, NSW)

146.  Philter Red - American Amber Ale (Philter, NSW)

147.  CoConspirators The Butcher - Red IPA (CoConspirators, VIC)

148.  Feral Sly Fox - American Pale ale (Feral, WA)

149.  Hawkers Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Hawkers, VIC)

150.  James Squire The Chancer - British Golden Ale (James Squire, NSW)

151. 2 Brothers Grizz - American Amber Ale (2 Brothers, VIC)

152.  Fortitude Noisy Minor Admiral Ackbar - Red IPA (Fortitude, QLD)

153.  Little Creatures IPA - Specialty (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)

154.  Colonial Draught Kolsch (Colonial, WA/VIC)

155. Hop Nation The Heart - Australian Pale Ale

156. Hawthorn Pale Ale international Pale Ale (Hawthorn, VIC)

157. Matso's Ginger Beer Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (Matso's, WA)

158.  BentSpoke Mort's Gold Pale Lager (BentSpoke, ACT)

159. Grifter Serpents Kiss - Fruit Beer (Grifter, NSW)

160.  Green Beacon Scrimshaw Specialty IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)

161.  Batch American Pale Ale (Batch, NSW)

162. Sailors Grave Peach Melba Pavlova Cream Sour Specialty Beer (Sailors Grave, VIC)

163. Yak Ales Lazy Yak Australian Pale Ale (Yak Ales, VIC)

164.  Big Shed F-Yeah - American Pale Ale (Big Shed, SA)

165. Coopers Session Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Coopers, SA)

166.  Stone & Wood Stone Beer 2017 - Winter Seasonal Beer (Stone & Wood, NSW)

167.  Fixation The Fix Double IPA (Fixation, NSW)

168.  Murray's Angry Man - American Pale Ale (Murray's, NSW)

169.  Bad Shepherd American Pale Ale (Bad Shepherd, VIC)

170. Feral Finn Diesel - American IPA (Feral, WA)

171. Mr Banks Wheeze The Juice - New England IPA (Mr Banks, VIC)

172. Otherside Harvest - American Amber Ale (Otherside, WA)

173.  Two Birds Golden 0- British Golden Ale (Two Birds, VIC)

174. Australian Beer Company Yenda Crisp Lager - Munich Helles (Australian Beer Company, NSW)

175. 4 Pines Great Northern Beaches Lager American Lager (4 Pines, NSW)

176. Little Creatures Elsie California Common (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)

177.  Mountain Goat Attack of the Killer Hops - Double IPA (Mountain Goat, VIC)

178.  Swell Golden Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Swell, SA)

179.  Green Beacon Half Mast - Specialty IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)

180.  Mountain Goat Attack of the Killer Hops - Double IPA (Mountain Goat, VIC)

181.  Hawkers IPA - American IPA (Hawkers, VIC)

182.  Hawkers West Coast IPA - American IPA (Hawkers, VIC)

183.  4 Pines Hefeweizen - Hefeweizen (4 Pines, NSW)

184. 4 Pines Keller Door Cherry Coconut Brown Ale - American Brown Ale (4 Pines, NSW)

185. Hawkers West Coast IPA - American IPA (Hawkers, VIC)

186.  Nomad Freshie Salt and Pepper Gose (Nomad, NSW)

187.  Two Birds Sunset Irish Red Ale (Two Birds, VIC)

188.  Feral Karma Citra - Black IPA (Feral, WA)

189.  Wayward Camperdown 1 - American Pale Ale (Wayward, NSW)

190. Green Beacon Uppercut Round 5 - Double IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)

191. Green Beacon Sleeping Giant - English IPA (Gage Roads, WA)

192.  Mountain Goat Fancy Pants - American Amber Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)

193. Australian Brewery/Bucket Boys If You Like Pina Colada New England IPA (Australian Brewery/Bucket Boys, NSW)

194.  Little Creatures Fire Falcon Irish Red Ale (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)

195.  Mornington Peninsula IPA - American IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)

196.  Australian Brewery Australian Pale Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Australian Brewery, NSW)

197. Cricketers Arms Keepers Lager - American Lager (Cricketers Arms, VIC)

198.  Young Henrys Real Ale Best Bitter (Young Henrys, NSW)

199.  Yulli's Brews Norman Australian Pale Ale (Yull's Brews, NSW)

200.  4 Pines In Season IPA Batch #5 - Specialty IPA (4 Pines, NSW)

* — Brewed by an independent brewery.
NEW — First brewed in 2017.
GABS — Brewed especially for GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest.

2017 GABS Hottest 100 NEW Australian Craft Beers

1.  Pirate Life Mosaic - American IPA (Pirate Life, SA)

2.  Balter IPA - American IPA (Balter, QLD)

3.  Hop Nation Jedi Juice - New England IPA (Hop Nation, VIC)

4.  3 Ravens Juicy - New England IPA (3 Ravens, VIC)

5.  Modus Operandi Future Factory - Double IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)

6.  Mountain Goat Back To The Brewer - New England IPA (Mountain Goat, VIC) 

7.  Black Hops Pale Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Black Hops, QLD)

8.  BentSpoke Sprocket - American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)

9.  Philter XPA - International Pale Ale (Philter, NSW)

10.  CoConspirators The Matriarch - New England IPA (CoConspirators, VIC)

11.  Balter Pilsner - German Pilsner (Balter, QLD)

12.  Stockade The Mountie - Specialty Beer (Stockade, NSW)

13.  Fixation Squish - Specialty IPA (Fixation, NSW)

14. Black Hops Hornet - Specialty IPA (Black Hops, QLD)

15. White Lies Hazy Craze - New England IPA (White Lies, QLD)

16. Pirate Life TPP Strong Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Pirate Life [SA] / Ballast Point [USA])

17. Pirate Life Vanilla Malt Thickshake - Winter Seasonal Beer (Pirate Life, SA)

18.  Blackmans Juicy Banger - Dry Hopped Lager (Blackmans, VIC)

19. Feral Biggie Juice - New England IPA (Feral, WA)

20. Green Beacon 7 Bells - Gose (Green Beacon, QLD)

21.  Dainton Blood Orange - New England Rye IPA New England IPA (Dainton, VIC)

22.  James Squire The Swindler - Australian Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW)

23.  Balter Black Metal Disco - Sweet Stout (Balter, QLD)

24.  Two Birds Passion Victim - Australian Pale Ale (Two Birds, VIC) 

25. Akasha Lupulin Fog - New England IPA (Akasha,NSW)

26.  Two Birds Pale - International Pale Ale (Two Birds, VIC)

27.  4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA Double IPA (4 Pines, NSW)

28. Willie the Boatman Nectar of the Hops - New England IPA (Willie the Boatman, NSW)

29. Cricketers Arms Session Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Cricketers Arms, VIC)

30.  Modus Operandi Cascadian Howl - Black IPA ( Modus Operandi, NSW)

31. Welder's Dog Farmhouse Ginger Beer - Saison/Farmhouse Ale (Welder's Dog, NSW)

32.  Wildflower Amber Australian Wild Ale (Wildflower, NSW)

33.  Mornington Peninsula Jiffy Squid - New England IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)

34.  Bridge Road B2 Mach 7.0 - Russian Imperial Stout (Bridge Road, VIC)

35.  4 Pines In Season IPA Batch #4 - Specialty IPA (4 Pines, NSW)

36.  Nail, Super VPA - Double IPA (Nail, WA)

37. Mash Lil NEIPA - New England IPA (Mash, WA)

38. Beerhall American IPA (2 Brothers, VIC)

39. 2 Brothers Draught - Dry Hopped Lager (2 Brothers, VIC)

40.  Wildflower Gold Australian Wild Ale (Wildflower, NSW)

41.  Philter Red American Amber Ale (Philter, NSW)

42.  CoConspirators The Butcher - Red IPA  (CoConspirators, VIC)

43. Hop Nation The Heart - Australian Pale Ale (Hop Nation, VIC)

44.  BentSpoke Mort's Gold - Pale Lager (BentSpoke, ACT)

45. Sailors Grave Peach Melba Pavlova Cream - Sour (Sailors Grave, VIC)

46. Coopers Session Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Coopers, SA)

47. Feral Finn Diesel - American IPA (Feral, WA)

48. Mr Banks Wheeze The Juice - New England IPA (Mr Banks, VIC)

49. Otherside Harvest - American Amber Ale ( Otherside, WA)

50. 4 Pines Great Northern Beaches Lager - American LAger (4 Pines NSW)

51. Little Creatures Elsie California Common (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)

52.  Mountain Goat Attack of the Killer Hops - Double IPA (Mountain Goat, VIC)

53.  Hawkers West Coast IPA - American IPA (Hawkers, VIC)

54. 4 Pines Keller Door Cherry Coconut Brown Ale - American Brown Ale (4 Pines, NSW)

55.  Hawkers XPA - Australian Pale Ale (Hawkers, VIC)

56. Green Beacon Uppercut Round 5 - Double IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)

57. Australian Brewery/Bucket Boys If You Like Pina Colada - New Egland IPA (Australian Brewery/Bucket Boys, NSW)

58. Colonial Inquest - Russian Imperial Stout (Colonial, WA/VIC)

59.  Stockade Hop Splicer - Australian Pale Ale (Stockade, NSW)

60. Six String Double String - Double IPA (Fixation, NSW)

61.  Fixation Obsession - Specialty IPA (Fixation, NSW)

62.  3 Ravens Acid Kettle Sour (3 Ravens, VIC)

63.  Boatrocker Time Lord - Gueuze (Boatrocker, VIC)

64. Shifty Lizard Pale American Pale Ale (Shifty Lizard, SA)

65. Wolf of the Willows Acidulus II Kettle Sour (Wolf of the Willows, VIC)

66. Odyssey Apocalypso Double IPA (Odyssey, VIC)

67.  Two Birds Double Sunset - Irish Red Ale ( Two Birds, VIC)

68. Mismatch Evil Archie's Red IPA (Mismatch, SA)

69. Beer Farm India Pale Ale - American IPA (Beerfarm, WA)

70.  Boatrocker Ramjet 2017 Wood-Aged Beer ( Boatrocker, VIC)

71. 4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA - International Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW)

72. Rocky Ridge Sour Buffalo - Mized Fermentation Sour Beer (Rocky Ridge, WA)

73. Wildflower St Florence - Australian Wild Ale (Wildflower, NSW)

74. Mornington Peninsula Brain Squeeze - Dry Hopped Sour (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)

75.  Sauce Bubble & Squeak - New England IPA (Sauce, NSW)

76.  Bacchus JAF - New England IPA ( Bacchus, QLD)

77. Colonial Pioneer American IPA (Colonial, WA/VIC)

78. Modus Operandi Gadzooks! - New England IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)

79. Mr Banks IIPA - Double IPA (Mr Banks, VIC)

80.  3 Ravens Extra Juicy - New England IPA (3 Ravens, VIC)

81. Hawkers IIPA - Double IPA (Hawkers, VIC)

82.  Moon Dog Jumping The Shark 2017 Specialty IPA (Moon Dog, VIC)

83. Sick Puppy Retriever - British Golden Ale (Sick Puppy, QLD)

84.  Wayward Passion of the Puss - Berliner Weisse (Wayward, NSW)

85. Modus Operandi Tropical Contact - New England IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)

86. Dainton Cherrywood Smoked Rye - Baltic Porter (Dainton, VIC)

87. La Sirene Foret Sauvage Australian Wild Ale (La Sirene, VIC)

88. Cheeky Monkey Double IPA - Double IPA (Cheeky Monkey, WA)

89. Boston Afterflose - Gose (Boston, WA)

90.  Young Henrys Dunies Lager - International Pale Lager (Young Henrys, NSW)

91. Black Hops Lay Day - Pale Lager (Black Hops, QLD)

92. Cheeky Monkey Frosty Fruit Sour - Berliner Weisse (Cheeky Monkey/Chi Cho/Mane Liquor, WA)

93.  Feral F-15 - Specialty Beer (Feral, WA)

94. 4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL - International Pale Lager (4 Pines, NSW)

95.  Pirate Life NZ Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Pirate Life [SA]/Hopco [TAS])

96. Akasha New England IPA - New England IPA (Akasha, NSW)

97. Ballistic Australian Psycho - English IPA (Ballistic, QLD)

98.  Mornington MIMAS - Red IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)

99.  Stone & Wood The Gatherer 2017 - American Wheat (Stone & Wood, NSW)

100. Cheeky Monkey Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Cheeky Monkey, WA)

2017 GABS Hottest 100 INDIE Craft Beers

1.  Balter XPA - American Pale Ale (Balter, QLD)

2.  Stone & Wood Pacific Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)

3.  Benstpoke Crankshaft - American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)

4.  Young Henrys Newtowner - Australian Pale Ale (Young Henrys, NSW)

5.  Gage Roads Single Fin - International Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)

6.  Balter IPA - American IPA (Balter, QLD)

7.  Hop Nation Jedi Juice - New England IPA (Hop Nation, VIC)

8.  Bridge Road Beechworth - Pale Ale American Pale Ale (Bridge Road, VIC)*

9.  KAIJU! KRUSH! American Pale Ale (KAIJU!, VIC)*

10.  Gage Roads Little Dove - International Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)*

11.  Modus Operandi Former Tenant - Red IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)

12.  3 Ravens Juicy - New England IPA (3 Ravens, VIC)* NEW

13.  Modus Operandi Future Factory - Double IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)

14.  Black Hops Pale Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Black Hops, QLD)* NEW

15.  Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer - American IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)

16.  BentSpoke Sprocket - American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)* 

17. Capital Coast Ale - California Common (Capital, ACT)

18.  BentSpoke Barley Griffin - Australian Pale Ale (BentSpoke, ACT)*

19. Capital Trail Pale - Ale American Pale Ale (Capital, ACT)*

20.  Fixation IPA - American IPA (Fixation, NSW)*

21.  Nail VPA - American Pale Ale (Nail, WA)

22.  Philter XPA - International Pale Ale (Philter, NSW)* NEW

23.  Thirsty Crow Vanilla Milk Stout - Sweet Stout (Thirsty Crow, NSW)*

24. Gage Roads Atomic - American Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)*

25.  Green Beacon Windjammer - American IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)*

26.  Prancing Pony India Red Ale - Specialty IPA (Prancing Pony, SA)*

27.  CoConspirators The Matriarch - New England IPA (CoConspirators, VIC)

28.  Balter Pilsner - German Pilsner (Balter, QLD)* NEW

29.  Akasha Korben D. - Double IPA (Akasha, NSW)*

30.  Big Shed Golden Stout Time - Sweet Stout (Big Shed, SA)* GABS

31.  Stone & Wood Cloud Catcher - Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)*

32.  Burleigh Twisted Palm - American Pale Ale (Burleigh, QLD)*

33.  Bridge Road Bling American IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)*

34.  Lord Nelson Three Sheets - Australian Pale Ale (Lord Nelson, NSW)*

35.  Pact Mount Tennent - American Pale Ale (Pact, ACT)*

36.  Stockade The Mountie - Specialty Beer (Stockade, NSW)* NEW GABS

37.  Fixation Squish - Specialty IPA (Fixation, NSW)* NEW

38.  Green Beacon Wayfarer - American Wheat (Green Beacon, QLD)*

39.  Akasha Hopsmith - American IPA (Akasha, NSW)*

40. Black Hops Hornet - American IPA (Black Hops, QLD)* NEW

41.  Green Beacon 3 Bolt American - Pale Ale (Green Beacon, QLD)*

42.  Young Henrys Summer Hop Ale - American IPA (Young Henrys, NSW)*

43.  Colonial Small Ale - American Pale Ale (Colonial, WA/VIC)*

44.  Colonial Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Colonial, WA/VIC)*

45.  Young Henrys Natural Lager - Pale Kellerbier (Young Henrys, NSW)*

46.  Colonial IPA - Specialty IPA (Colonial, WA/VIC)*

47.  Modus Operandi Pale - American Pale Ale (Modus Operandi, NSW)*

48. Capital Evil Eye - Red IPA (Capital, ACT)*

49.  Two Birds Taco - Specialty Beer (Two Birds, VIC)* GABS

50.  Moon Dog Old Mate - American Pale Ale (Moon Dog, VIC)

51.  Stone & Wood Garden Ale- Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)*

52. Bad Shepherd Hazelnut Brown Ale - English Brown Ale (Bad Shepherd, VIC)

53. White Lies Hazy Craze - New England IPA (White Lies, QLD)* NEW

54.  Modus Operandi Session IPA - Specialty IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)*

55.  KAIJU! Aftermath - Double IPA (KAIJU!, VIC)

56.  Hop Nation The Punch - Gose (Hop Nation, VIC)*

57.  Blackmans Juicy Banger - Dry Hopped Lager (Blackmans, VIC)

58. Green Beacon 7 Bells - Gose (Green Beacon, QLD)* NEW

59.  Dainton Blood Orange - New England Rye IPA New England IPA (Dainton, VIC)

60. Burleigh 28 - American Pale Ale (Burleigh, QLD)

61.  Beerfarm India Pale Lager - Pale Lager (Beerfarm, WA)*

62. Burleigh Bighead - Pale Lager (Burleigh, QLD)*

63.  Balter Black Metal Disco - Sweet Stout (Balter, QLD)* NEW

64.  Two Birds Passion Victim - Australian Pale Ale (Two Birds, VIC)* NEW

65.  Bridge Road Robust Porter - Porter (Bridge Road, VIC)*

66.  Mismatch Session Ale - Australian Pale Ale (Mismatch, SA)*

67.  Mornington Peninsula Pale - American Pale Ale (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)*

68.  Stockade 8bit - American IPA (Stockade, NSW)*

69.  Balter Alt Brown American Brown Ale (Balter, QLD)*

70. Coopers Sparkling Ale Australian Sparkling Ale (Coopers, SA)

71.  Bridge Road Little Bling Specialty IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)

72. Akasha Lupulin Fog - New England IPA (Akasha,NSW)

73.  Fortitude Pacer 2.8 - American Pale Ale (Fortitude, QLD)

74.  Newstead Two To The Valley - American IPA (Newstead, QLD)

75. Two Birds Pale International Pale Ale (Two Birds, VIC)

76. Your Mates Larry Australian Pale Ale (Your Mates, QLD)

77.  Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager Pale Kellerbier (Stone & Wood, NSW)

78.  Cavalier Pale Ale - American Pale Ale (Cavalier, VIC)

79.  Wayward Sourpuss Berliner Weisse (Wayward, NSW) 

80. Willie The Boatman Nectar of the Hops - New England IPA (Willie The Boatman, NSW)

81.  Batch Elsie The Milk Stout Sweet Stout - Sweet Stout (Batch, NSW)

82.  Big Shed Californicator - American IPA (Newstead, QLD)

83.  Newstead 3 Quarter Time - Australian Pale Ale (Newstead, QLD)

84.  Modus Operandi Cascadian Howl Black IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)

85. Welder's Dog Farmhouse Ginger Beer - Saison/Farmhouse Ale (Welder's Dog, NSW) 

86. Nail Red - Red IPA (Nail, WA)

87.  Moon Dog Beer Can - Dry Hopped Lager (Moon Dog, VIC)

88.  Wildflower Amber - Australian Wild Ale (Wildflower, NSW)

89.  Cavalier Brown Ale - American Brown Ale (Cavalier, VIC)

90. Gage Roads Breakwater Australian Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)

91. Mornington Peninsula Hop Culture - American IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)

92.  La Sirene Urban Pale - Belgian Pale Ale (La Sirene, VIC)

93.  Mornington Peninsula Jiffy Squad - New England IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)

94. Bridge Road B2 Mach 7.0 Russian Imperial Stout (Bridge Road, VIC)

95. 2 Brothers Growler - American Brown Ale (2 Brothers, VIC)

96.  Boatrocker Miss Pinky - Berliner Weisse (Boatrocker, VIC)

97.  Nail Super VPA Double IPA (Nail, WA)

98.  Newstead Out & A Bout - American Pale Ale (Newstead, QLD)

99.  Stone & Wood Jasper Ale - American Amber Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)

100.  Akasha Freshwater - American Pale Ale (Akasha, NSW)

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