Red Duck 1851 Golden Ale

Red Duck Brewery

For all the oddities and experiments that make their way from Red Duck's Ballarat brewery - braggots, sours, spiced beers and so on - they do release a fair few "normal" beers too. In fact, of all the Red Duck beers we laid our lips on in 2013, one of the best was Topaz, a simple, single hop pale ale that was just exactly as such a beer should be. Along the same lines was Wooly Nelson, a single hop ale that used NZ's Nelson Sauvin.

It's the latter of these that took up residence in 1851 with the brewery's permanent range (as part of a realigning of the permanent range and streamlining of limited releases). It's a golden ale lifted by the hop's distinct aroma and named, presumably, after the year in which gold was first discovered in Ballarat.

Golden Ale
Red Duck Brewery

11a Michaels Drive

(03) 5332 0723
Open Hours

All week: midday to 5pm