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Voting Has Opened for GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2023

It’s that time of year again! Voting is open for the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beer people’s choice poll. In 2022, a massive 60,000 voters registered and 2140 beers across 311 breweries attracted votes. 

The annual poll which is now open is in its 16th year and considered one of the biggest polls of its type in the world! GABS is asking Aussie craft beer lovers to select their five favourite craft beers of 2023 in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers People Choice Poll!

Last year's podium winners in order were Mountain Culture’s Status Quo (NSW), Balter Brewing’s Balter XPA (Qld) and BentSpoke Brewing Co’s Crankshaft (ACT) with fourth and fifth place going to Stone & Wood Brewing Co’s Pacific Ale and Your Mates Brewing Co’s, Larry.

With so many incredible beers sold in 2023, selecting just five favourites across the year can be a daunting task for a craft beer lover. Whether it’s a big hoppy double IPA, a tasty Hazy, refreshing Lager, deep Porter, fruity Sour or a small one-off batch that tantalised your tastebuds this year, this is your chance to show appreciation to the hard-working brewers behind our great Australian craft beer industry and also qualify for the draw to win a share of prizes valued at $10,000!

Voting Has Opened for GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2023

In celebration, countdown parties will take place around the country on January 27, 2024 including at the First Choice Liquor store in Ashfield in Sydney’s inner west, where results will be broadcast live via the Hottest 100 podcast hosted by renowned industry personality, Matt Kirkegaard. Consumers are invited to get in on the action and visit the Ashfield store during the day, spend time in the pop-up beer garden and sample some winning craft beers.

GABS is proud to once again partner with First Choice Liquor Market as the platinum sponsor of the GABS Hottest 100 Countdown along with supporting partners Vintage Cellars, Liquorland, Dan Murphy’s, Brews News and East Coast Canning + Printing.

Head of First Choice Liquor Market Michael Bornholdt said: "We’re excited to get behind the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer countdown as the platinum sponsor for a second year.

"With more than 140 different craft beers in every one of our 97 stores around the country, we’re passionate about supporting the category and ensuring all Aussies can enjoy some of the brews competing in this year’s competition. We’re looking forward to seeing this year’s finalists and encourage everyone to vote for their favourite craft beer.”

Voting opens at 12pm AEDT today, Friday 1 December at and closes 14 th January.

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