The people of Traralgon are obviously in good hands when it comes to choice, with Good Land Brewing showing a fondness for brewing across styles, releasing very modern, very traditional, very big and very sessionable beers since they opened their doors in July 2021.
Their newest include Hauptbahnhof, an Oktoberfest-style Märzen inspired by Munich’s beer halls, with a name that is in turn inspired by the central train stations of Germany. With a golden orange colour, the lager provides a gentle hum of honey with some further biscuit notes from the malts, an earthy spice from the hops, and a balancing bitterness.
From traditional beer halls to futuristic raves, Pastel Neon Sour is a fruit-heavy beer that pours fluorescent pink and has been made with watermelon and dragonfruit. It's akin to a juice made with those fruits plus an extra dose of tartness, that comes together with a well-balanced match of melon and dragonfruit (which to me tends to come close to strawberries).
Last and freshest of them all at the time of writing is Something, Something, Citra, Citra, an IPA built around Centennial and a big punch of Citra and Citra Lupomax – basically highly concentrated lupulin pallets. Those hops carry citrus, nectarine, a touch of grass and pine and along with some caramel in the malt base there's the slightest edge of sweetness before the bitter finish kicks in.
NB: If you'd like to get your hands on some Something, Something, Citra, Citra, we have a giveaway planned for this Friday's newsletter, which you can subscribe to here
- Märzen, Fruited Sour & IPA
- 5.6%, 4% & 7.2%