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GABS Announces New Zealand’s Hottest Craft Beers

Discover the winners of the first-ever GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers 2016 poll

Following last year’s hugely successful inaugural GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest New Zealand, beer fans have been busy voting for their favourite craft brews for the first ever GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers 2016 poll, and the winners have just been announced.

Selecting from more than 550 registered beers, Kiwis have been busy choosing their top craft brews, notching up more votes than the Aussie poll got in its first four years (not that we’re counting), and now the results are out.

The top five go to:

1st - Panhead Custom Ales 'Supercharger' APA

2nd - Epic Brewing 'Hop Zombie' Double IPA

3rd - Garage Project 'Pernicious Weed' Imperial IPA

4th - Garage Project ‘Death From Above’ (experimental beer made especially for GABS festival 2016)

5th - 8 Wired ‘Hopwired’ New Zealand IPA

Image above by Jono Galuszka & Richard Rountree

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