Who made the Hottest 100 Aussie craft beers? | Gourmand and Gourmet

Who made the Hottest 100 Aussie craft beers?

While you were arguing over Beyoncé, Childish Gambino and Flume, another battle was ragging, a struggle of yeast, hops and hipsters: The Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2016. As the who’s who of our national beverage of choice, each year The Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers separates the frothy from the flat and the poor from the pint-worthy. So, raise a glass or three to your crowned winner: Stone and Wood’s Pacific Ale. Stone and Wood took out the top spot for the second year running, while Pirate’s Life Brewing’s IIPA slid up a spot to take out second place. Previous winner and the beer aficionado’s glass of choice, Feral Brewing Co.’s Hop Hog, slipped from second to take out third place. Newcomers, Batlers Brewing took on the foamy field to take out fourth place (and highest new entry) with their cult XPA. At least everyone who voted can agree on one thing: we love our hops. 68 of the 100 beers were pale ales or IPAs. For the full list, and breakdown, of the frothy winners and bitter losers, hop on over to Crafty Pint. Words by Jessica Gregory