the drinks association wishes all its member companies and associate members a happy Australia Day.
We hope you enjoy a relaxed celebration with family, friends and a glass of your favourite Aussie beverage.
We're also looking forward to hearing the results of the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers for 2016 poll counted down on January 26.
Echoing Triple J's Hottest 100, the countdown started in 2008, and is now a fully-fledged, publicly voted celebration of Australian craft beer.
Run by the GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival, and supported by The Local Taphouse, Crafty Pint, Australian Brews News and Dan Murphy’s, the poll attracts thousands of beer fans from around the country who vote for their five favourite Australian craft beers of the year.
In addition to the Hottest 100, the Hottest New Aussie Beers and Hottest Indie Aussie Beers of 2016 will also be announced.
According to Brews News: "Every year on Australia Day, the results never fail to delight, shock and even outrage people, from the casual beer quaffer to the geekiest beer-spreadsheet keeper."
Voting closed on January 20 and the results will be displayed on a web feed on Australia Day from 12.30pm.
Oh, and here's a tip for thirsty readers in the Hunter Valley: Murray’s Brewery will be celebrating Australia Day with an “Australiana” long weekend from January 26 to 29, with a special lamington beer being brewed for the occasion!