GABS HOTTEST 100 CRAFT BEERS
Although it started back in 2008 as a bit of fun for staff and customers at The Local Taphouse, today the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer polls runs in Australia and New Zealand, and sees thousands of beer lovers across both countries vote for their five favourite beers of the year then enjoy the countdowns on Australia Day and Waitangi Day respectively.
The Hottest 100 Craft Beers has also become a proven sales driver and influencer for the industry. As an example, after taking the Australian poll by storm in 2016, Adelaide’s Pirate Life Brewery saw a staggering increase in sales, reportedly opening some 250 new accounts in the wake of the results.
In addition to the Hottest 100, lists are also announced for the Hottest New Beers and Hottest Indie Beers for both Australia and New Zealand. If you’re interested in the 2015 results, check out this excellent analysis from The Crafty Pint.
Voting is now open for both the Aussie Craft Beers and Kiwi Craft Beers polls.