While most people would know about Triple J’s Hottest 100 song countdown, did you know that on the same day in January each year there is also a Hottest 100 Beer Countdown? This year the countdown will take place on Saturday 23 January and it’s planned to be one of the most hotly contested years in history.
Over the past few months, beer fans have been encouraged to jump online to vote for their 5 favourite beers of the year. These votes are tallied and then announced from 100, down to the number one beer of the year as voted by the public.
Choosing your top 5 beers from an impressive list of 17 breweries here on the Sunshine Coast can be a difficult task, but you can be assured that this Saturday that our local breweries will no doubt feature in the top 100 once again.
With last year’s bolter Larry from Your Mates finishing an impressive 5th, Sally IPA at 40th, and Donnie Dark Ale sneaking in at 99th place, the team are positive about another great result. Also expect high placing results from Heads of Noosa with their Japanese Lager, 10 Toes Brewery and their popular pale ale Pipeline (they also scored 3 in the top 100 last year) and maybe even a dark horse like the Summer Ale from Moffat Beach Brewing Co finding its way to the top 100
The best way to enjoy the festivities this Saturday is to get down to your local brewery! Check their respective Facebook pages for Countdown events and join them in celebrating good beer
You can also follow the countdown live here
Remember to support local breweries, drink local beer!