Drinkers rate their top beers of 2013

Each year The Local Taphouse polls beer drinkers to decide the hottest 100 Australian craft beers of the year. They announced the rankings for 2013 on Australia Day this year

While Australia’s two biggest brewers, Fosters and Lion (both foreign owned), enjoy a strong presence in the craft segment, independent brewers dominated this year’s top 100. However, the big brewers also won favour with voters.

Feral Brewing Company Hop Hog seized the top spot this year, repeating last year’s performance. Stone and Wood Brewing Co Pacific Ale came second and Lion-owned Little Creatures Pale Ale secured third spot.

Little Creatures took out fifth place, too with its India Pale Ale. But independent brewers held eight of the ten top spots. See the hottest 100.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2014
First published 12 March 2014 in the Canberra Times