Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2011 Hottest 100 - Back by popular demand!

“The annual Local Taphouse Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll is growing to be the largest and most influential people’s choice poll in the land” - Australian Brews News (Jan 2010)

The Local Taphouses in Sydney and Melbourne have run a Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Brews' poll for the past three years with the results always causing much debate.

Polling is now open to lovers of craft beer across the country to vote for their favourite beers of 2011.

We're not necessarily looking for the #1 SELLING craft beer nationwide. Rather, what are the FAVOURITE craft beers people have tasted this year? For the purposes of this fun poll, the beer must have been brewed in 2011 in Australia by anyone other than 'macro-brewers' main operations. The beer must have been commercially for sale (even if it's just at the cellar door) in kegs or bottles. Voting for the 'Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Brews' poll closes at 11:30pm on 25th Jan and we ask that people only vote once. The final 100 beers (listed from #100 to #1) will be announced on our website (and Crafty Pint and ABN) on Australia Day.

Thnaks to Andrew Mitchell (Ale Star #D26) who developed this year's poll which is hosted by Pretty Clever Consulting.


  1. Shouldn't this have to be beers first brewed in 2011, following the JJJ model?

  2. Hey Morgan, we've put our spin on it!

  3. What happens if beers aren't on the list?

    A lot of the beers that went on sale at Murrays dark beer night aren't options; The Kurtz, Seasons in the Abyss, Rum Barrel Porter. A least one of those was in my top 5.

  4. Hey Regan,

    At the bottom of the voting form, it says "Click Here" if your beer is not on the list.

  5. Missing the Matilda Bay Long Shot stout. Coffee and beer - a perfect combination!!

  6. I live on the Central Coast, Toohey's New is regarded as a craft beer here. HELP!!!

  7. Just waiting for Wig & Pen's "Flemm" to be added. My #1 :)