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Australia’s Best Craft Beers Named

Jan 26, 2016 | Family Health, Nutrition & Diet, The Best of Your Life

You might find this a strange topic to write about on The Bum Gun blog, but a crucial part of happy and healthy living must include socializing with good friends. Hey, I’m a normal guy you know.

I’m not just a guy who takes all your orders, packs your Bum Guns in boxes, and ship them off to your house and nothing else. Ok I do usually work 7 days a week, and have kept this high intensity work schedule up since October 2003 when my best mate and drinking buddy started a family. But once in a while I like to enjoy ‘a good drop’ as they say down under.

And before anyone starts sending me emails complaining about advertising or glorifying drinking, get a life!

There has been a lot of research done on the effects of giving up drinking for a month. I think most people have heard of a dry January. Well, I found an interesting site the other day which talked about the bad effects of giving up your favourite drop for a month.

Sure, your liver might benefit from the month off drinking, but I’ve also read that your liver is a fantastic piece of kit, and able to repair itself pretty well after only 24 hours off the grog.

The report went on to conclude that when people take a break from the booze, they socialize less, and often experience breakdowns in friendships. And that aint good.

Is Stopping Drinking Alcohol a Healthy Option

so-sick-from-not-drinkingBut if you’re looking for a healthy option from not drinking, be careful what your motives are and your next plan of action might be. Will you start eating a ton more sweet things to fill the gap left by a nice cool bottle of craft beer every evening?

Remember a lot of people who give up smoking feel they have to replace the fags (ciggies to my American friends) with something, and more often than not, put on weight. And a lot of it! Yikes!! We don’t want that do we?

Same deal with alcohol.

I reckon the benefits of giving up alcohol are so difficult to judge. Your regular intake, your age, body type, what you eat, if your mum (mom) gave you breast milk, family history all come into question. Each person responds differently. Ok, giving up alcohol altogether might bring some benefits, to some people, but don’t think it will automatically bring you a better life.

Anyhow, the point of this whole article was to bring you a list of Australian craft beers, so you can plan your next trip down under wisely.

When is the next Ashes series in Australia, by the way? I might have to try make it for those matches. Wouldn’t that be an absolute blast?!

Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers

So here are the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers just polled by Stone & Woodan awesome beer I’d like to add.

Craft beer fans have just voted Stone & Wood Pacific Ale their favourite brew of 2015 after an online poll last week. This forces three-time defending champion, Feral Brewing’s Hop Hog, to drop down a few pegs.

Byron Bay-based Stone & Wood led the poll to name ‘the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015’, hosted by the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS).


The 2015 GABS Hottest 100

1. Stone and Wood Brewing Co – Pacific Ale Pale Ale (Australian-style)

2. Feral Brewing Company – Hop Hog IPA (American-style)

3. Pirate Life Brewing – IIPA Double IPA (American-style) – NEW

4. Pirate Life Brewing – Pale Ale (American-style) – NEW

5. Little Creatures – Pale Ale (American-style)

6. James Squire – 150 Lashes Pale Ale (Australian-style)

7. 4 Pines Brewing Company – Pale Ale (American-style)

8. 4 Pines Brewing Company – Kolsch Kölsch

9. Modus Operandi Brewing Co – Former Tenant IPA (American-style)

10. Feral Brewing Company – Karma Citra Black IPA

11. Pirate Life Brewing – Throwback IPA (Specialty) – NEW

12. James Squire – Hop Thief 7 Pale Ale (American-style)

13. Two Birds Brewing – Taco Beer Specialty Beer

14. BrewCult – Milk and Two Sugars Sweet Stout – NEW

15. Bridge Road Brewers – Beechworth Pale Ale (American-style)

16. Big Shed Brewing – Golden Stout Time Sweet Stout – NEW

17. Feral Brewing Company – War Hog IPA (American-style)

18. Coopers – Pale Ale (Australian-style)

19. Mountain Goat Brewery – Summer Ale Pale Ale (Australian-style)

20. Mountain Goat Brewery – Steam Ale Pale Ale (Australian-style)

21. White Rabbit Brewery – Dark Ale Dark Mild

22. Boatrocker Brewing Co – Ramjet 2014/15 (Whisky Aged) Russian Imperial Stout – NEW

23. Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel – Three Sheets Pale Ale (Australian-style)

24. Nail Brewing – Red Amber Ale (American-style)

25. Prancing Pony Brewery – India Red Ale IPA (American-style)

26. Riverside Brewing Company – 777 Double IPA (American-style)

27. Fortitude Brewing Company – Noisy Minor Admiral Ackbar Amber Ale (American-style)

28. James Squire – The Chancer Blonde/Golden Ale

29. Stone and Wood Brewing Co – Cloud Catcher Pale Ale (Australian-style)

30. Young Henrys Brewing Company – Newtowner Pale Ale (Australian-style)

31. Fortitude Brewing Company – Noisy Minor ANZUS IPA (American-style)

32. Matilda Bay Brewing Company – Fat Yak Pale Ale (American-style)

33. Little Creatures – Bright Ale Blonde/Golden Ale

34. Colonial Brewing Company – Small Ale IPA (Specialty)

35. 4 Pines Brewing Company – Indian Summer Pale Ale (Australian-style) – NEW

36. Rocks Brewing Co – Hangman Pale Ale (American-style)

37. Mash Brewing – Copy Cat IPA (American-style)

38. Wolf of the Willows – XPA – Extra Pale Ale (American-style)

39. Vale Brewing – Vale Ale Pale Ale (Australian-style)

40. Little Creatures – Dog Days American Wheat – NEW

41. 4 Pines Brewing Company – Imperial West Coast Red Rye IPA (Specialty) – NEW

42. La Sirène Brewing – Praline Belgian Specialty Ale

43. Little Creatures – Return of the Dread Foreign Extra Stout – NEW

44. Boatrocker Brewing Co – Roger Ramjet 2015 (Bourbon Aged) Russian Imperial Stout – NEW

45. Hawkers Beer – Hawkers IPA (American-style) – NEW

46. Feral Brewing Company – Tusk IPA (American-style)

47. Little Creatures – IPA (American-style)

48. 4 Pines Brewing Company The Bastard Children of the British Empire Pale Ale (Australian-style) – NEW

49. Murray’s Craft Brewing Co – Fred IPA (American-style)

50. 2 Brothers Brewery – Growler Brown Ale (American-style)

51. Mountain Goat Brewery – Fancy Pants Amber Ale (American-style)

52. Green Beacon Brewing Co – Windjammer IPA (American-style)

53. Hawkers Beer – Hawkers Pale Ale (American-style) – NEW

54. Feral Brewing Company – Watermelon Warhead Berliner Weisse

55. Big Shed Brewing – Californicator IPA (American-style) – NEW

56. Kosciuszko Brewing Company – Pale Ale (Australian-style)

57. 4 Pines Brewing Company – Citrus IPA (Specialty) – NEW

58. Two Birds Brewing – Golden Ale Blonde/Golden Ale

59. Holgate Brewhouse – Temptress Porter

60. Hawthorn Brewing – Pale Ale (American-style)

61. Odyssey Tavern & Brewery – Calypso Pale Ale (American-style)

62. Newstead Brewing Co – Two to The Valley IPA (American-style) – NEW

63. Big Shed Brewing – F-Yeah Pale Ale (American-style)

64. 2 Brothers Brewery – Kung Foo Pale Lager

65. Stone and Wood Brewing Co – Garden Ale Pale Ale (Australian-style)

66. White Rabbit Brewery – Pale Ale (Belgian)

67. Two Birds Brewing – Sunset Ale Amber Ale (American-style)

68. Six String Brewing Company – Dark Red IPA (Specialty)

69. Gage Roads Brewing Co – Atomic Pale Ale (American-style)

70. Murray’s Craft Brewing Co – Angry Man Pale Ale (American-style)

71. Shenanigans Brewing – Winston Pale Ale (American-style)

72. Akasha Brewing Company – Hopsmith IPA (American-style) – NEW

73. Nail Brewing – Clout Stout 2015 Russian Imperial Stout

74. 2 Brothers Brewery – Grizz Amber Ale (American-style)

75. Exit Brewing – #010 West Coast IPA (American-style) – NEW

76. Colonial Brewing Company – Draught Kölsch

77. Mornington Peninsula Brewery – IPA (American-style)

78. 4 Pines Brewing Company – Extra Special Bitter ESB (Extra Special Bitter)

79. Australian Beer Co – Yenda Pale Ale (Australian-style)

80. Little Creatures – Rogers Amber Ale (American-style)

81. Moon Dog Craft Brewery – Splice of Heaven IPA (Specialty) – NEW

82. Batch Brewing Co – West Coast IPA (American-style)

83. Thirsty Crow – Vanilla Milk Stout Sweet Stout

84. Mountain Goat Brewery – Barrel Breed Barley Wine (UK-style) – NEW

85. Bridge Road Brewers – Bling IPA (American-style)

86. Rabbit & Spaghetti Brewing Co. – The Fox Vienna-style Lager – NEW

87. Mismatch Brewing Company – Session Ale Pale Ale (Australian-style)

88. Bentspoke Brewery – Crankshaft IPA (American-style)

89. Mornington Peninsula Brewery – Pale Ale (American-style)

90. Burleigh Brewing Company – 28 Pale Ale (American-style)

91. Newstead Brewing Co – 3 Quarter Time Pale Ale (Australian-style) – NEW

92. White Rabbit Brewery – White Ale Witbier

93. Feral Brewing Company – Sly Fox Pale Ale (American-style)

94. Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company – ESB (Extra Special Bitter)

95. 3 Ravens – 55 Pale Ale (American-style)

96. KAIJU! Beer – Metamorphosis IPA (American-style)

97. Coopers – Coopers Sparkling Ale Pale Ale (Australian-style)

98. Modus Operandi Brewing Co – Zoo Feeder IPA (American-style)

99. KAIJU! Beer – Hopped Out Red Amber Ale (American-style)

100. Bad Shepherd – Hazelnut Brown Brown Ale (UK-style) – NEW

Now, call your mates and go out, grab your favourite Ozzie Craft beer and celebrate life and friendship. But One Thing You Must Be Careful Of!!

If you follow a few beers with a super spicy curry, make sure you have THE BUM GUN installed at home, or you risk tearing up your undercarriage with that nasty toilet paper crap!!

“Toilet paper crap” – damn I’m good! Did you like that one??

Until next time then folks, happy spraying!! And spread the Bum Gun word to all your mates, and I promise my Mum will love ya!!


Greg Noland click funnelsAlways dedicated to your success,

Greg Noland



PS: Why don’t you take a look at the list and leave a comment in the box below with your favourite drop from the list? I’d really appreciate it.



Greg Noland

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