Good Land Brewing Ratskeller, House IPA & Popsicle

Style
Oak Aged Pilsner, IPA & Rapsberry & Vanilla Pale
ABV
5.5%, 5.8% & 4.6%

It’s been a little while since we’ve caught up on the latest from Traralgon’s Good Land Brewing but by the looks of things, they’re certainly keeping their limited releases as varied as ever. Ratskeller is an oak aged pilsner that was brewed in collaboration with the crew at Carwyn Cellars and uses organic pilsner malt from Voyager Craft Malt and traditional German hops. The initial plan was to age it in white wine barrels for two months but owner Jimmy Krekelberg felt that each time he tried it, it got better and better so doubled down and went for four months instead. They then blended in a small amount of fresh beer and lightly dry hopped it to keep things fresh and the result is a refreshing beer that continues to surprise and delight in its layers of complexity. There’s a touch of toasted oak, a whisper of white wine and grape, sweeter bready malt or honey flavours and a bitter finish. In other words, it’s precisely the kind of delight to drink you should expect the likes of Good Land and Carwyn to conjure.

House IPA, meanwhile is a somewhat old school IPA that presumably gets the name from the fact it’s pretty hard to think of a moment in life that it wouldn't be good to drink it. There’s a sweet touch of biscuit malt that’s soon balanced out by the beer’s bitterness, while the hops provide a classic American mix of pine, orange zest and grapefruit.

Finally, Popsicle is a raspberry and vanilla pale ale that pours with a hazy pink hue. Given that colour and the fruit are often more closely tied to kettle sours in the modern beer world, it’s hard not to expect a bit of tartness on the palate. But try it and you won't find any, instead, Popsicle is all about sweet raspberry and creamy vanilla notes in the soft and lush, rich pale ale.

Will Ziebell

Published August 11, 2022

Name
Good Land Brewing Co
Address

12 Standing Drive
Traralgon East
VIC 3844

Open Hours

Fri & Sat: midday to 9pm

Fresh Harvest Frenchies 2024
Lallemand May 2024 B

More from Good Land Brewing Co

Good Land Desert Haze & Spaceships
DDH Hazy IPA & Milk Stout
6.0% & 5.2%
Good Land Twisted Cactus & Gold Star
Gose & South Texas Lager
4.9% & 5.4%
Good Land What's The Damage? & Gezellig (2024)
Wet Hop Black American Barley Wine & Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
11.6% & 12.9%
Good Land Brewing Under & Over & Subtitles
Oat Cream IPA & Cold IPA
6.3% & 7.0%
Good Land Brewing Kerfuffle
Pastry Sour
6.2%
Good Land Game On! & I Could Fit Down The Chimney
Juicy Summer Pale Ale & DIPA
4.3% & 7.6%
Good Land Brewing Pastel Neon Sour & Blauweisse
Fruited Sour & Hefeweisse
4.2% & 5.4%
Good Land Brewing Dark Magic (with Sailors Grave) Royal Sandwich
Dark Lager & Imperial Stout
5.0% & 10.7%
Good Land Brewing Choice Bro & Paradisio
NZ Hazy Pale & West Coast IPA
4.9% & 6.5%
Good Land Brewing Bananarama Pina Colada & Mischief
Smoothie Sour & Hazy IPA
5.5% & 6.2%
Good Land Brewing Delirious, Something Something Vic Secret & Tiki Juice
DDH Clean Pale Ale, Single Hop DIPA & Hazy IPA
5.6%, 7.7% & 6.0%
Good Land Brewing Schamozzle
Pastry Sour
6.0%
Good Land Brewing x 2 Crows Brewing 10,000 Miles
Wild Ale
6.8%
Good Land Brewing Merry Berry Sour
Merry Berry Sour
4.4%
Good Land Brewing Hauptbahnhof & German Nobility
Märzen & Dunkel
5.6% & 4.2%
Good Land Brewing Gezellig & Jazeker (Barrel-Aged Version)
Barrel-Aged Stouts
11.4% & 11.7%
Good Land & Sailors Grave Good To The Grave
Dark Rye Farmhouse Ale
6.0%
Good Land Brewing Pastel Neon Sour (With Apricot & Peaches), Le Fluide & Disco Trash Bomb
Sour, Saison & Oat Cream DIPA
4.2%, 6.3% & 8.2%
Good Land Brewing Day Tripper & Annie's Ale
DDH IPA & Kolsch
6.6% & 4.6%
Good Land Brewing Pastel Neon Sour (with Hibiscus, Passionfruit & Guava) & Christmas Night
Fruited Sour & Belgian Dark Ale
3.9% & 7.1%