Having brought our blind tastings back from a hiatus earlier this month, we're closing out 2018 with another looking at NEIPAs. To whittle the list down to a manageable number, we're asking you to help by voting for your favourites..
As with previous tastings, the beers must be available in package – can or bottle – rather than draught only as it means a wider cross-section of our readership can get their hands on them should they wish to.
Below you'll find a list of Australian brewed beers that fit within the NEIPA category and we'd like you to pick your top ten.
Of course, we may have missed some, so please email us ASAP if anything needs adding. As we're doing the tasting on December 7 and need time to source the beers, it's a tight voting period, one where voting closes on November 26, at which stage we'll take your top beers then make up the numbers as we have done in the past few tastings, namely...
- Inclusion of any beers that have picked up golds or trophies at the most recent Australian International Beer Awards and Craft Beer Awards;
- A balancing of numbers to reflect the number of beers from each state in the original long list;
- Three lucky dip picks from those that missed out.
If you spot a beer that's missing, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
NB We're excluding any double NEIPAs as well as those with lactose or vanilla added. We appreciate some are also seasonals so may not be available at the time of the tasting, but we'll do our best!