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Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers for 2016

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The Hottest 100 Aussie Beers 2016The Local Taphouse / GAB's Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers 2016 was once again held on Australia Day in 2016.

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 82 of the top 100 beers in bottles or on keg at some stage - not bad for one bottleshop!

Congratulations to Stone & Wood's Pacific Ale - taking out top spot for the second year in a row. Full list below.

1. Pacific Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Stone and Wood Brewing Co
2. IIPA - Double IPA - Pirate Life Brewing 
3. Hop Hog - American Pale Ale - Feral Brewing Company 
4. XPA - American Pale Ale - Balter - NEW 
5. IPA - American IPA - Pirate Life Brewing 
6. Little Dove - American Pale Ale - Gage Roads Brewing Co - NEW 
7. Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Pirate Life Brewing 
8. Crankshaft - American IPA - BentSpoke Brewery
9. Former Tenant - American IPA - Modus Operandi Brewing Co 
10. Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Co
11. IPA - American IPA - Fixation Brewing Co.
12. War Hog - American IPA - Feral Brewing Company 
13. Beechworth Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Bridge Road Brewers
14. 150 Lashes - Australian Pale Ale - James Squire 
15. Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Little Creatures 
16. Newtowner - Australian Pale Ale - Young Henrys Brewing Company 
17. Indian Summer Ale - Australian Pale Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Co 
18. Kolsch - Kölsch - 4 Pines Brewing Co 
19. Barley Griffin - Australian Pale Ale - BentSpoke Brewery 
20. Throwback IPA - IPA (Specialty) - Pirate Life Brewing
21. Sonic Prayer - American IPA - Modus Operandi Brewing Co
22. Taco - Specialty Beer - Two Birds Brewing
23. India Red Ale - American IPA - Prancing Pony Brewery 
24. Golden Stout Time - Sweet Stout - Big Shed Brewing
25. Korben D. - Double IPA - Akasha Brewing Co
26. Single Fin - British Golden Ale - Gage Roads Brewing Co 
27. Three Sheets - Australian Pale Ale - Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel 
28. Cloud Catcher - Australian Pale Ale - Stone and Wood Brewing Co 
29. Karma Citra - IPA (Specialty) - Feral Brewing Company 
30. Atomic - American Pale Ale - Gage Roads Brewing Co
31. Coffee Ramjet 2016 - Wood-Aged Beer - Boatrocker Brewing Co - NEW 
32. Tusk – Nov 2016 - IPA (Specialty) - Feral Brewing Company - NEW
33. Nail Red - American Amber Ale - Nail Brewing
34. Ramjet 2016 - Wood-Aged Beer - Boatrocker Brewing Co - NEW 
35. Dark - Dark Mild - White Rabbit Brewery
36. Summer Ale - Blonde Ale - Mountain Goat Beer
37. Wild Yak - Australian Pale Ale - Yak Ales - NEW
38. Steam Ale - California Common - Mountain Goat Beer 
39. Kosciuszko Pale Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Kosciuszko Brewing Company
40. Grizz - American Amber Ale - 2 Brothers Brewery
41. Small Ale - IPA (Specialty) - Colonial Brewing Company 
42. Dog Days - American Wheat - Little Creatures 
43. Footscray Ale - American Pale Ale - West City Brewing
44. Spearhead - Australian Pale Ale - Cricketers Arms
45. Vanilla Milk Stout - Sweet Stout - Thirsty Crow 
46. Modus Pale - American Pale Ale - Modus Operandi Brewing Co 
47. Furphy Refreshing Ale - Kölsch - Little Creatures
48. American Amber Ale - American Amber Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Co 
49. Nail VPA - American Pale Ale - Nail Brewing
50. Californicator - American IPA - Big Shed Brewing 
51. Freshie Salt & Pepper - Gose - Nomad Brewing Co 
52. Mt Tennent Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Pact Beer Co 
53. Fat Yak - American Pale Ale - Yak Ales 
54. Kung Foo - Pale Lager - 2 Brothers Brewery
55. KRUSH! - American Pale Ale - KAIJU! Beer - NEW
56. Windjammer - American IPA - Green Beacon Brewing Co 
57. Reginald - American IPA - Blackman’s Brewery 
58. Pale Ale - American Pale Ale - Hawkers Beer
59. Session Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Mismatch Brewing Company                                                                                 60. Calypso - Pale Ale (American-style) - Odyssey Craft Brewing Co. 
61. 8BiT - American IPA - Stockade Brew Co - NEW 
62. Hop Thief 8 - American Pale Ale - James Squire - NEW
63. The Chop - American IPA - Hop Nation Brewing Co - NEW
64. Sunset Ale - American Amber Ale - Two Birds Brewing 65. IPA - American IPA - Little Creatures
66. Rogers' Beer - American Amber Ale - Little Creatures 
67. Watermelon Warhead - Berliner Weisse - Feral Brewing Company
68. Hop Culture - American IPA - Mornington Peninsula Brewery - NEW 
69. Miss Pinky - Soured Fruit Beer - Boatrocker Brewing Co 
70. Bright Ale - Blonde Ale - Little Creatures 
71. Sly Fox - American Pale Ale - Feral Brewing Company 
72. Hop Thief 7 - American Pale Ale - James Squire 
73. Praline - Belgian Specialty Ale - La Sirène Brewing 
74. Copy Cat - American IPA - Mash Brewing 
75. Elsie The Milk Stout - Sweet Stout - Batch Brewing Co 
76. Fancy Pants - American Amber Ale - Mountain Goat Beer 
77. The Fox - Vienna-style Lager - Rabbit & Spaghetti Brewing Co.
78. Growler - American Brown Ale - 2 Brothers Brewery
79. IPA - American IPA - Hawkers Beer
80. Peanut Brittle Gose - Gose - Bacchus Brewing Co
81. Rare Breed: Pulped Fiction Blood Orange IPA - Double IPA - Mountain Goat Beer - NEW 
82. Yenda Pale Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Australian Beer Co
83. Garden Ale - Australian Pale Ale - Stone and Wood Brewing Co 
84. Hazelnut Brown - Brown Ale (UK-style) - Bad Shepherd
85. Bling Bling - Double IPA - Bridge Road Brewers 
86. Beach Ale - Blonde Ale - Odyssey Craft Brewing Co. - NEW
87. Mornington Pale - American Pale Ale - Mornington Peninsula Brewery 
88. Fred - IPA (American-style) - Murray’s Craft Brewing Co 
89. Imperial IPA - IPA (Specialty) - 4 Pines Brewing Co - NEW 
90. F-Yeah - American Pale Ale - Big Shed Brewing 
91. Session IPA - American IPA - Modus Operandi Brewing Co - NEW
92. Bling - American IPA - Bridge Road Brewers 
93. Project #22: Bert (The Royal Albert Collab) - Australian Pale Ale - Colonial Brewing Company - NEW
94. Sourpuss - Berliner Weisse - Wayward Brewing Company
95. B.F.H. (Barrel Fermented Hog) - American IPA - Feral Brewing Company
96. 28 - American Pale Ale - Burleigh Brewing Company
97. Thanks Captain Obvious - American IPA - BrewCult 
98. ALT Brown - American Brown Ale - Balter - NEW 
99. The Chancer - Blonde Ale - James Squire 
100. Hopsmith - American IPA - Akasha Brewing Co



NEW - First brewed in 2016

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