Red Duck Queen Bee

Red Duck Brewery

Released July 15, 2011

Time for some honesty. Faced with a wobbly table at Crafty Towers, chances are we'd fold up a bit of card, shove it under one of the legs and be done with it. We're willing to wager such a solution simply wouldn't do for Scott at Red Duck. After all, any man who refuses to make one of his beers for a couple of years because he can't get hold of exactly the right type and shade of wild bush honey with which he made the previous batch doesn't seem like the "No one'll notice" type. Thankfully, for anyone who's been wondering where the Queen Bee Honey Porter has been, the right honey was located and the beer is back. One of four dark beers coming out from the brewery this month (although far from the darkest - it's a slightly cloudy dark amber / brown), it's another multi-malty release from the soon-to-be-in Ballarat brewery. The honey's there in the aroma, along with some plummy dark fruits and a touch of sweet alcohol, while once it's in your mouth you can expect to find everything from toffee, cocoa, chocolate, coffee and even some nuttiness coming through along with warmth from the relatively high alcohol content. As for the name, apparently it comes from Scott's great grandfather's champion yacht, which dominated the Norfolk and Oulton Broads racing in the early 1920's. So there you go.

Honey Porter
Red Duck Brewery

11a Michaels Drive

(03) 5332 0723
Open Hours

All week: midday to 5pm