A beer brewed in Canberra has been rated the third best craft beer in Australia.

The GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers comp was, naturally, revealed on Australia Day, and eight beers from Canberra breweries rated among the top 100.

BentSpoke’s Crankshaft IPA was awarded third best drop in the nation, while its Sprocket was ranked 24th and Barley Griffin 27th.

Fyshwick-based Capital Brewery’s Coast Ale came in at 25th, its Trail Pale Ale at 28th and Evil Eye red IPA at 68.

Pact’s Mount Tennent Australian Pale Ale was 50th.

The number one spot went to the ‘XPA’ American pale ale from Balter, a Gold Coast-based brewery part-owned by surfing stars Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Josh Kerr and Bede Durbridge.

In total, 71 per cent of the beers that made the list were produced by independent breweries.

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