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Updated: Jul 5, 2021

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. have had a massive debut result in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers, Australia’s largest public beer poll, over the weekend with their Japanese Lager coming in at number 45 up against more than 2500 beers from all over the country. The result is an incredible achievement for the brewery still in its first year of operation with a limited distribution footprint. It also makes the Japanese Lager the highest ranked in its class, pale lager.

The additional polls released such as the ‘New Craft Beers 2019’ saw all 5 of Heads of Noosa brews place with the Japanese Lager coming in at number 6. Owners Lance and Craig Masterton are blown away by the results and are humbled by the loyal fanbase they’ve built in such a short time frame. “We couldn’t be happier with our results in our first appearance in the poll.” States Craig. “We knew the Japanese Lager was a crowd pleaser, but this is next level!”

The poll is dominated by ales making the result that much more impressive for the lager focused brewery. This year’s poll saw twice as many lagers place compared to 2018 suggesting the style is having somewhat of a resurgence in the craft scene. Heads of Noosa are one of, if not the only independent craft brewery in Australia to brew lagers exclusively.

Lance who is also the Head Brewer takes a look back at the year they’ve had and how well the beers have been received. “2019 was huge for us, with 12 competition medals from 13 entries, being voted the best craft beer on the Sunshine Coast in a Mix FM public poll and now the results in the Hottest 100.” Lance explains. “It’s awesome to see so many people really enjoying the beers and we can’t thank our fans enough for showing their support when it matters most!”

Heads of Noosa looks forward to celebrating their first birthday in mid-February, now with extra cause for celebration.

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