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Drink Up, Here Are The Victorian Beers That Made The GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers List

By Ben Tyers
28th Jan 2020

You might have spent a fair chunk of the weekend listening to Triple J's hottest 100 while drinking plenty of the cold stuff. Well, while all that was happening, GABS was putting together their Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers list, and Victorian breweries were well represented.

The infamous national beer contest, saw over 35,500 people voting for more than 2500 beers from 300 breweries with 23 Victorian beers hitting the list, and three inside the top ten.

Here are the local beers that made the cut, and their shift from last year's list:

  • #6 Bridge Road | Beechworth Pale Ale (down 1 spot)
  • #9 Kaiju! | Krush! Tropical Pale Ale (down 1 spot)
  • #10 Hop Nation | Jedi Juice (down 1 spot)
  • #29 Colonial Brewing Co | Pale Ale (up 31 spots)
  • #35 Moon Dog | Old Mate (up 20 spots)
  • #37 Furphy | Refreshing Ale (down 12 spots)
  • #38 Colonial Brewing Co | South West Sour (up 58 spots)
  • #39 Stomping Ground | Gipps St Pale Ale (debut)
  • #42 Brick Lane | One Love (debut)
  • #44 Dainton | Blood Orange Neripa (down 8 spots)
  • #54 Little Creatures | Pale Ale (up 8 spots)
  • #58 Jetty Road | Pale Ale (down 29 spots)
  • #59 Mountain Goat | Goat (debut)
  • #60 Moon Dog | Splice Of Heaven Pine-Lime (debut)
  • #64 Colonial Brewing Co | IPA (debut)
  • #68 Brick Lane | Base Lage (debut)
  • #70 Fixation | Fixation IPA (up 21 spots)
  • #74 Bridge Road | Beechy XPA (down 27 spots)
  • #80 Brick Lane | Red Hoppy Ale (debut)
  • #87 Hop Nation | Dreamfeed (debut)
  • #90 Moon Dog | Beer Can (down 22 spots)
  • #96 Mountain Goat | Summer Ale
  • #97 Bridge Road | Bling IPA (down 10 spots)

Top spot on the list went to Stone & Wood's Pacific Ale, edging out Mick Fanning's Balter XPA which topped the list last year.

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Image credit: Kaiju Beer

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