Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Australia’s Hottest 100

Beers, of course.

Walk into any pub in any town of any state in this wide brown land and you’ll have no trouble striking up a conversation about beer. Dig a little deeper and you’ll soon have created a passionate debate about which beer is ‘best’.

As stated in these pages so many times before, beer is so subjective a topic. You’ve seen time and time again that I have stood by the motto that ‘there is no such thing as a bad beer, just one you wouldn’t order again’ and I’m happy to stick by that. But that’s not to say you can’t have fun arguing which brew is ‘better’ than another.

The Local Taphouse is again running its on-line poll to find and rank the top 100 craft beers available in Australia in 2010. This has been hugely successful over the past two years and has grown in popularity each year. This poll is not about the most commercially successful beers but the favourites of the punters – the beer nerds and brew geeks as well as the passionate, the craft beer lovers and those who have just recently discovered craft beer and all its charms. In short, anyone and everyone with an opinion.

"Big Ranga!" "Fat Yak!"

Voters just need to access the poll page through The Local Taphouse website/blog and nominate their personal top 5. From these a Top 100 will be ranked and listed on Australia Day 2011. There are no hard and fast rules except that beers must be chosen from product available this year from any brewer other than the two Big Houses (Fosters and Lion Nathan) in either draught or bottled form. The hard part for most will be choosing only five beers.

You can vote anytime from now until January 16th 2011 and all voters will go into the draw to win a case of the top 5 beers selected.

I’ve already voted. And I’ve already had a re-think on my top 5. That’s just how subjective beer really is, I guess.

To vote, click here

Prof Pilsner

1 comment:

Katja said...

I think VB will win. After last year's results, I wouldn't be surprised... oops, I didn't just say that.