Beer was a big theme this past long weekend, and while we were all downing coldie after coldie, our friends at local breweries Your Mates, 10 Toes and Brouhaha, were busy celebrating their winning spots in the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers of the Year.
The infamous national beer contest, saw over 31,000 people placing more than 155,000 votes—and three Sunshine Coast breweries made the cut with a whopping six beers among them.
Warana brew house, Your Mates, came closest to winning the top spot, placing 13th for their thirst-quenching pale ale, Larry. They also scraped another beers into the mix with dark ale, Donnie, taking out the 93rd spot.
Out of Alexandra Headland, one of our favourite Sunshine Coast breweries, 10 Toes, produced three top 100 beers, with pale ale Pipeline sitting in 37th place, Longboard, an IPA, sitting in 67th and Happy Days sitting in 70th.
Rounding out the list, it was Maleny's Brouhaha and their Strawberry Rhubarb Sour—made using Maleny Dairies natural yoghurt as a souring culture—who nabbed the 77th spot.
If you’re getting thirsty just reading about all this beer, clear the schedule and make some time to drop in to each brewery and taste-test these awarded drops.
Brewery Opening Hours
Your Mates is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11am-9pm and Friday, Saturday from 11am-11pm.
10 Toes is open Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm-7pm, Friday 1pm-9pm, Saturday 12pm-8pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm.
Brouhaha is open Wednesday through to Sunday from 11am until late.
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