Looking to beat the heat this week? You might want to fill your esky with some of these little beauties.

The Rubens may have taken out Triple J’s Hottest 100, but there’s another, drinkable Hottest 100 that might be of more interest to you — the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of the Year.

After humble beginnings in 2008, the poll is now voted on by thousands of craft beer lovers. It started at The Local Taphouse, a craft beer pub with venues in Melbourne and Sydney, to tie in with their Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) event, and is now supported by beer publications Crafty Pint and Australian Brews News.

While Queensland craft breweries are represented in the countdown, we feel like you can see a bit of a southern bias coming through in the rankings.

Stone & Wood Pacific Ale took out the top spot this year, knocking Feral’s Hop Hog off the throne for the first time since 2011.

GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of the Year

  1. ‘Pacific Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)
  2. ‘Hop Hog’ American-style IPA (Feral, WA)
  3. ‘IIPA’ Double American-style IPA (Pirate Life, SA) NEW
  4. ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Pirate Life, SA) NEW
  5. ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Little Creatures, WA)
  6. ‘150 Lashes’ Australian-style Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW)
  7. ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW)
  8. ‘Kolsch’ (4 Pines, NSW)
  9. ‘Former Tenant’ American-style IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)
  10. ‘Karma Citra’ Black IPA (Feral, WA) GABS (2011)
  11. ‘Throwback’ Specialty IPA (Pirate Life, SA) NEW
  12. ‘Hop Thief 7’ American-style Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW) NEW
  13. ‘Taco Beer’ Specialty Beer (Two Birds, VIC) GABS (2013)
  14. ‘Milk and Two Sugars’ Sweet Stout (BrewCult, VIC) NEW / GABS (2015)
  15. ‘Beechworth Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Bridge Road, VIC)
  16. ‘Golden Stout Time’ Sweet Stout (Big Shed, SA) NEW / GABS (2015)
  17. ‘War Hog’ American-style IPA (Feral, WA) NEW
  18. ‘Pale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Coopers, SA)
  19. ‘Summer Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)
  20. ‘Steam Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)
  21. ‘Dark Ale’ Dark Mild (White Rabbit, VIC)
  22. ‘Ramjet 2014/15 (Whisky Aged)’ Russian Imperial Stout (Boatrocker, VIC) NEW
  23. ‘Three Sheets’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Lord Nelson Hotel, NSW)
  24. ‘Red’ American-style Amber Ale (Nail, WA)
  25. ‘India Red Ale’ American-style IPA (Prancing Pony, SA)
  26. ‘777’ Double American-style IPA (Riverside, NSW)
  27. Noisy Minor ‘Admiral Ackbar’ American-style Amber Ale (Fortitude, QLD)
  28. ‘The Chancer’ Blonde/Golden Ale (James Squire, NSW)
  29. ‘Cloud Catcher’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)
  30. ‘Newtowner’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Young Henry’s, NSW)
  31. Noisy Minor ‘ANZUS’ American-style IPA (Fortitude, QLD)
  32. ‘Fat Yak’ American-style Pale Ale (Matilda Bay, VIC)
  33. ‘Bright Ale’ Blonde/Golden Ale (Little Creatures, WA)
  34. ‘Small Ale’ Specialty IPA (Colonial, WA)
  35. ‘Indian Summer Pale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW) NEW
  36. ‘Hangman’ American-style Pale Ale (Rocks, NSW)
  37. ‘Copy Cat’ American-style IPA (Mash, WA)
  38. ‘XPA (Extra Pale Ale)’ American-style Pale Ale (Wolf of the Willows, VIC)
  39. ‘Vale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Vale, SA)
  40. ‘Dog Days’ American Wheat (Little Creatures, WA) NEW
  41. ‘Imperial West Coast Red Rye IPA’ Specialty IPA (4 Pines, NSW) NEW
  42. ‘Praline’ Belgian Specialty Ale (La Sirène, VIC) GABS (2014)
  43. ‘Return of the Dread’ Foreign Extra Stout (Little Creatures, WA) NEW
  44. ‘Roger Ramjet 2015 (Bourbon Aged)’ Russian Imperial Stout (Boatrocker, VIC) NEW
  45. ‘IPA’ American-style IPA (Hawkers, VIC) NEW
  46. ‘Tusk 2015’ American-style IPA (Feral, WA) NEW
  47. ‘IPA’ American-style IPA (Little Creatures, WA)
  48. ‘Australian Pale Ale’ (4 Pines, NSW) NEW
  49. ‘Fred’ American-style IPA (Murray’s, NSW)
  50. ‘Growler’ American-style Brown Ale (2 Brothers, VIC)
  51. ‘Fancy Pants’ American-style Amber Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)
  52. ‘Windjammer’ American-style IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)
  53. ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Hawkers, VIC) NEW
  54. ‘Watermelon Warhead’ Berliner Weisse (Feral, WA) GABS (2012)
  55. ‘Californicator’ American-style IPA (Big Shed, SA) NEW
  56. ‘Pale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Kosciuszko, NSW)
  57. ‘Citrus IPA’ Specialty IPA (4 Pines, NSW) NEW
  58. ‘Golden Ale’ Blonde/Golden Ale (Two Birds, VIC)
  59. ‘Temptress’ Porter (Holgate, VIC)
  60. ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Hawthorn, VIC)
  61. ‘Calypso’ American-style Pale Ale (Odyssey, VIC)
  62. ‘Two to The Valley’ American-style IPA (Newstead, QLD)
  63. ‘F-Yeah’ American-style Pale Ale (Big Shed, SA)
  64. ‘Kung Foo’ Pale Lager (2 Brothers, VIC)
  65. ‘Garden Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)
  66. ‘Pale Ale’ Belgian Pale Ale (White Rabbit, VIC)
  67. ‘Sunset Ale’ American-style Amber Ale (Two Birds, VIC)
  68. ‘Dark Red IPA’ Specialty IPA (Six String, NSW)
  69. ‘Atomic Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)
  70. ‘Angry Man Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Murray’s, NSW)
  71. ‘Winston’ American-style Pale Ale (Shenanigans, NSW)
  72. ‘Hopsmith’ American-style IPA (Akasha, NSW) NEW
  73. ‘Clout Stout 2015’ Russian Imperial Stout (Nail, WA) NEW
  74. ‘Grizz’ American-style Amber Ale (2 Brothers, VIC)
  75. ‘#010 West Coast IPA’ American-style IPA (Exit, VIC) NEW
  76. ‘Draught’ Kölsch (Colonial, WA)
  77. ‘IPA’ American-style IPA (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
  78. ‘ESB’ Extra Special Bitter (4 Pines, NSW)
  79. ‘Yenda Pale Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Australian Beer Co, NSW)
  80. ‘Rogers’ American-style Amber Ale (Little Creatures, WA)
  81. ‘Splice of Heaven’ Specialty IPA (Moon Dog, VIC) NEW
  82. ‘West Coast IPA’ American-style IPA (Batch, NSW)
  83. ‘Vanilla Milk Stout’ Sweet Stout (Thirsty Crow, NSW)
  84. ‘Barrel Breed Barley Wine’ UK-style Barleywine (Mountain Goat, VIC) NEW
  85. ‘Bling’ American-style IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)
  86. ‘The Fox’ Vienna-style Lager (Rabbit & Spaghetti, SA) NEW
  87. ‘Session Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Mismatch, SA)
  88. ‘Crankshaft’ American-style IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)
  89. ‘Pale Ale’ American-style Pale Ale (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
  90. ‘28’ American-style Pale Ale (Burleigh, QLD)
  91. ‘3 Quarter Time’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Newstead, QLD)
  92. ‘White Ale’ Witbier (White Rabbit, VIC)
  93. ‘Sly Fox’ American-style Pale Ale (Feral, WA)
  94. ‘ESB’ Extra Special Bitter (Hargreaves Hill, VIC)
  95. ‘55’ American-style Pale Ale (3 Ravens, VIC)
  96. ‘Metamorphosis’ American-style IPA (KAIJU!, VIC)
  97. ‘Sparkling Ale’ Australian-style Pale Ale (Coopers, SA)
  98. ‘Zoo Feeder’ American-style IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)
  99. ‘Hopped Out Red’ American-style Amber Ale (KAIJU!, VIC)
  100. ‘Hazelnut Brown’ UK-style Brown Ale (Bad Shepherd, VIC) NEW

NEW = First released in 2015
GABS = A ‘fesitval beer’ made especially for a previous GABS festival

You can see complete results from every year since 2008 here.

Do you think Stone & Wood deserved the top spot? Have your say in the comments below!