Raise Your Glass: Australia's Beer Of The Year Has Been Crowned
Australians have cast their votes to crown the nation's favourite bevvy, with a NSW brew reigning supreme in a Queensland-dominated competition.
Beer lovers chose Stone & Wood's Pacific Ale as their favourite drop among more than 2500 beers nominated in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers for 2019.
The golden fruity ale has been a regular favourite, previously winning the competition in 2011, 2015 and 2016.
Last year winner, Balter's XPA moved to second place, while ACT-based Crankshaft India Pale Ale by Bentspoke rounded out the top three.
"In its very early days, there might have been only 50 craft breweries in all of Australia,"GABS Festival Event Director Craig Williams said.
"Today, voters could choose from beers made by nearly 300 breweries," he said.