IT’S what Homer Simpsons calls his “Achilles heel” — and now Duff Beer is a hop, skip and a jump from your own esky.
That’s right, Simpsons fans, Duff Beer is heading Down Under.
In a global first, an official version of the legendary lager will appear on Australian shelves from May 28. The makers say it has a “clean, crisp and refreshing taste”.
And to launch, Sydney will transform into Springfield with a pop-up version of Moe’s Tavern opening at the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel for the first official tasting from May 23-30.
“With Duff Beer exclusively on tap, Moe’s Tavern will also be serving up a host of Springfield’s finest food including; Krusty Burgers, Duffalo Wings and Lard Lad doughnuts,” a Duff spokesman told news.com.au.
Previously, only counterfeits have appeared for sale, but the official version was born after liquor retailer BWS teamed with Memphis brewery City Brewing Company to bring the iconic beer to life.
“A superbly crafted lager, Duff Beer is a high quality, traditional beer with a perfect balance of flavour and refreshment featuring a deep golden colour with caramel aromatics and a hint of fruit,” reads the release.
Let’s hope it’s no Fudd.