So the Hottest 100 Beers list has been put together by ‘The Local Taphouse’ You can have a read of it here .
It steals the Triple J hottest 1000 concept and applies it to beer. Punters are asked to give their top five beers, votes are tallied and away you go.
It’s not a bad list, certainly it’s sort of a mix of best beers and most popular beers. Distribution seems to have a huge effect on the results. Little Creatures (which has won twice, and came second this year) is a good beer, but by no means the best beer in Australia.
Here at Tipples we are all over the list, We have reviewed 13 of the beers in the list (with about another 5 or 6 tasted but not yet written up/published. And how do our thoughts gel with that of the general public, well not too bad actually, apart from Stone & Wood and Beast IPA I’d say they are right on the money.
Oh and yeah I did vote and my choices came in 6th, 7th, 10th, 49th and 56thHere are the entries which are also Tipple worthy:
2 Little Creatures Pale Ale Schooner
7 White Rabbit Dark Ale Jug
10 Hawthorn Pale Ale Jug
17 Knappstein Reserve Lager Jug
=21 Moo Brew Pale Ale Jug
37 Jamieson’s The Beast IPA Pot
42 Lord Nelson Brewery Three Sheets Pint
47 Matilda Bay Big Helga Pint
=62 Red Hill Christmas Ale Pint
=73 Matilda Bay Redback Original Schooner
=87 James Squires Sundown Lager Schooner