Golden Beach is a spectacular bit of coastline along Gippsland’s Ninety Mile Beach and it's not just a good spot for foreshore camping and soaking in the sun but for a bit of quiet contemplation too. A great deal of this comes down to the presence of the Trinculo wreck, a 19th century cargo ship that casts a rusted shadow over the sand. What did those stuck on the shore think of their new surrounds? How did they pass the time while waiting to be rescued? And, just as importantly, what kind of beer did they drink?
It likely wouldn’t have been one as golden coloured and clear as Good Land’s Golden Beach Pale Ale, named for that patch of ocean the team at the nearby brewery love so much. Neither would it have been one with aromas as enticing as the citrus, passionfruit and juicy tropical layers so common in modern hops. It may well have been bitter, but would the crew's beers have had a bitterness so rounded they'd keep reaching for another sip as their ship was hit by battering winds?
Golden Beach: Good for moments of quiet contemplation. Golden Beach Pale Ale: Just as good for those moments really.