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Top 100 Australian Craft Beers of 2009 announced

17th Feb 2010

To celebrate Australia Day and in the spirit of Triple J’s hottest 100, the team at The Taphouse beer bar asked beer lovers to vote for their hottest 100 Australian Craft beers of 2009.

The winner was the always popular Little Creatures Pale Ale, with Murrays’ Icon Double IPA second and Matilda Bay’s Fat Yak third. State vs State Victoria achieved the most beers in the top 100 with NSW second.

Full list from the Local Taphouse Blog is below:

1 Little Creatures Pale Ale (WA)

1 Little Creatures Pale Ale (WA)

2 Murrays Icon Double IPA (NSW)

3 Matilda Bay Fat Yak (VIC)

4 Mountain Goat Hightail Ale (VIC)

5 Hargreaves Hill ESB (VIC)

6 Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale (VIC)

7 Feral Hop Hog IPA (WA)

8 White Rabbit Dark Ale (VIC)

9 Knappstein Reserve Lager (SA)

10 Jamieson Beast IPA (VIC)

11 Little Creatures Bright Ale (WA)

12 Coopers Pale Ale (SA)

13 James Squire Golden Ale (NSW)

14 Stone & Wood Draught Ale (NSW)

15 Holgate Chocolate Temptress (VIC)

16 Murrays Nirvana Pale Ale (NSW)

17 Bridge Road Bling IPA (VIC)

18 Coopers Sparkling Ale (SA)

19 Feral White (WA)

20 James Squire Amber Ale (NSW)

21 Moo Brew Pale Ale (TAS)

22 Murrays Grand Cru (NSW)

23 Kooinda Pale Ale (VIC)

24 Hawthorn Pale Ale (VIC)

25 Coopers Vintage Ale (SA)

26 James Squire Mad Brewers 10 20 Commemorative Ale (NSW)

27 2 Brothers Growler (VIC)

28 Red Hill Imperial Stout (VIC)

29 Bridge Rd Chevalier Saison (VIC)

30 James Squire Hop Thief (NSW)

31 Brew boys Ace of Spades Stout (SA)

=32 Holgate ESB (VIC)

=32 Mountain Goat Steam Ale (VIC)

=34 Barons Black Wattle (NSW)

=34 Moo Brew Imperial Stout (TAS)

36 Red Hill Scotch Ale (VIC)

37 Temple Saison (VIC)

38 Mountain Goat Rapunzel (VIC)

39 Coopers Extra Stout (SA)

40 Wicked Elf Pale Ale (NSW)

41 Boatrocker Alpha Queen (VIC)

42 James Squire India Pale Ale (NSW)

43 3 Ravens 55 (VIC)

=44 Grand Ridge Moonshine (VIC)

=44 Mountain Goat IPA (VIC)

46 Moo Brew Dark Ale (TAS)

47 Coopers 62 Pilsner (SA)

48 Lobethal Pale Ale (SA)

=49 Bridge Road oak aged Imperial Porter (VIC)

=49 Grand Ridge Gippsland Gold (VIC)

=49 James Squires Sundown Lager (NSW)

=49 Murrays Anniversary Ale 4 (NSW)

53 Feral Boris Russian Imperial Stout (WA)

54 Brew Boys Maiden Ale (SA)

=55 William Bull Red Angus Pilsner (NSW)

=55 Red Hill Temptation (VIC)

57 Murray’s Pilsener (NSW)

58 Little Creatures Rogers (WA)

59 James Squire Porter (NSW)

60 Lord Nelson Three Sheets (NSW)

61 Feral Razorback Barleywine (WA)

=62 Murrays Wild Thing Imperial Stout (NSW)

=62 Nail Brewing Stout (WA)

64 Brewboys Seeing Double (SA)

65 James Squire Pilsner (NSW)

66 Holgate Brewery Hopinator (VIC)

=67 Bridge Rd Brewers Beechworth Australian Ale (VIC)

=67 Matilda Bay Dogbolter (VIC)

69 Sunshine Coast Munich Dunkel (QLD)

70 Colonial IPA (WA)

=71 Bridge Road brewers Chevalier Bier De Garde (VIC)

=71 Mountain Goat Surefoot Stout (VIC)

=71 Nail Ale (WA)

=74 Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale (VIC)

=74 Otway Estate Prickly Moses Red Ale (VIC)

76 Barons ESB (NSW)

77 Bright Brewery Staircase Porter (VIC)

=78 Gage Roads IPA (WA)

=78 Holgate Big Reg (VIC)

=78 Murrays Sassy Blonde (NSW)

=78 Stone and Wood Pale Lager (NSW)

=82 Barons Pale Ale (NSW)

=82 Bridge Rd Celtic Red (VIC)

=82 Flying Horse Dirty Angel Porter (VIC)

=85 Bridge Road The Harvest Pale Ale (VIC)

=85 Feral Fanta Pants Imperial Red Ale (WA)

=87 2 Brothers Voodoo (VIC)

=87 Matilda Bay Beez Neez (VIC)

=89 Burleigh Hefeweizen (QLD)

=89 Coopers Dark Ale (SA)

=89 Murrays Dark Knight (NSW)

=92 Holgate Double Trouble (VIC)

=92 Red Duck Bengal Tiger IPA (VIC)

=92 Wig and Pen Russian Imperial Stout (ACT)

=95 Colonial Kolsch (WA)

=95 Holgate Nut Brown Ale (VIC)

=95 Lord Nelson Old Admiral (NSW)

=95 Red Oak Organic Pale Ale (NSW)

=95 Wig and Pen Brewers IPA (ACT)

=100 Bridge Road Pale Ale (VIC)

=100 Red Oak Belgian Chocolate Stout (NSW)