Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hottest 100 Aussie Brews of 2008 - Results!

According the hundreds of people who voted from around Australia, the Hottest 100 Aussie Brews of 2008 were... (drumroll)...

1 Little Creatures Pale Ale
2 Murray's Icon 2IPA
3 Mountain Goat Hightail Ale
4 Knappstein Reserve Lager
5 Little Creatures Bright Ale
6 James Squire Golden Ale
7 Coopers Sparkling Ale
8 Coopers Pale Ale
9 Holgate Mt Macedon Pale Ale
10 James Squire Amber Ale
11 Jamieson 'The Beast' IPA
12 Murray's Nirvana Pale Ale
13 Holgate ESB
14 Hargreaves Hill ESB
15 Murray's Grand Cru
16 Nail Stout
17 Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale
18 Holgate Hopinator Double IPA, Red Hill Imperial Stout
20 Moo Brew Pale Ale
21 James Squire Pilsner
22 Bridge Road Chevalier Saison
23 Coopers Best Extra Stout
24 James Squire IPA
25 Nail Ale
26 Murray's Anniversary Ale
27 Feral White
28 Hargreaves Hill Pale, Holgate Pilsner
30 Holgate Chocolate Porter, Murray's Pilsner
32 Barons Black Wattle Ale
33 Matilda Bay RedBack Wheat Beer
34 Murray's Sassy Blonde
35 Murrays Best Extra Porter
36 Bluetongue Premium Lager, Mountain Goat Pale Ale, Temple Saison
39 Burleigh Brewing's Duke Pale Ale, Coopers Vintage Ale
41 Holgate Big Reg
42 Mountain Goat IPA
43 Matilda Bay Bohemian Pilzner, Murray's 'Wild Thing' Imperial Stout, Red Hill Scotch Ale, Red Hill Weizenbock, Redoak Baltic Porter
48 Bright Brewery Staircase Porter
49 2 Brothers Growler, Red Hill Bohemian Pilsner
51 Bridge Road Brewers Bling IPA
52 Bright Brewery Fainters Double
53 Colonial IPA, Pepperjack Ale
55 Gage Roads IPA
56 Red Hill Hop Harvest
57 Little Creatures Rogers
58 Matilda Bay Rooftop Red, Temple Pale Ale
60 3 Ravens Black, Bright Brewery Razor Witbier
62 Burleigh Brewing's Duke Hefeweizen, James Squire Porter, Mountain Goat Fancy Pants, Mountain Goat Surefoot Stout
66 James Boags Premium
67 3 Ravens Dark, Holgate White Ale
69 Grand Ridge Gippsland Gold, Moo Brew Dark
71 3 Ravens Blonde
72 Feral Hop Hog IPA, Mildura Brewery Storm Ale, Steam Exchange IPA
75 Jamieson Son of a Beast DIPA, Northern Rivers Stout
77 3 Ravens 55 American Pale Ale, Grand Ridge Moonshine, Holgate Double Trouble
80 Bridge Road Brewers Pale Ale, Southwark Stout
82 Bridge Road Chevalier Biere de Garde, Bright Brewery Blowhard Pale, Little Creatures Pilsner, Redoak Rauchbier Märzen
86 Barons ESB, Bright Brewery Hellfire, New Norcia Abbey Ale, Redoak ESB, Snowy Mountains Crackenback Pale Ale
91 Coopers Dark Ale Crown Lager, Feral Razorback, Hahn Premium, Temple Special Bitter
96 Red Duck Pale Ale
97 Hunter Smoked APA, Red Angus Pilsener
99 Red Hill Christmas Ale, Tooheys Old


  1. Is it possible to show the amount of votes per brew so we can see which beers are more prefered over others.

  2. That's a pretty sad state of affairs if the Little Creatures Pale is number one!

  3. Like Triple J's Hottest 100, we decided not to get into how many exact votes what beer got. The ranking gives a simpler idea of which beers are preferred..

    And LC's Pale Ale is a terrific drop and a not-surprising #1 given it is distributed so widely across Australia.

  4. Any summary or photos of the day's events?

  5. If #99 was a tie, that makes the complete 100. The beers listed at #100 should be = 101st

  6. Ha, you're right!! Thanks for pointing that out.

    That means Carlton Draught wouldn't make the Hottest 100. Yay!

  7. Nothing by Carlton would be anywhere near the top 100 methinks...

    Even the Stella they make here is rubbish!

  8. son of a beast at 75 !!! what a joke !

  9. sad state of affairs chris? i guess the multiple international and national gold medal wins its had at many different beer awards/competitions must have been rigged huh...

  10. I guess all this healthy debate means 1 thing...

    EVERYONE should get up and vote for their fav of 2009 to make sure they're happy with the results....the more votes the better!