By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jan 26, 2022 at 1:57 PM

Milwaukee-based Goodland Extracts is launching a line of sugar-free sparkling waters.

The canned waters – which have 20mg of CBD per can and organic flavors – will be available in five flavors: citrus, mango, raspberry, orange and strawberry. They contain neither THC nor alcohol.

They are being distributed by Badger Liquor and will be available locally at Sendik’s and the Outpost, among other retailers, beginning in February.


Goodland , based in Bay View, also makes CBD tinctures, gummies, bitters and topicals, according to co-founder Ryan Pattee.

“We are four 20-year-plus friends who entered the hemp industry in 2019,” says Pattee.

His partners are William Boettcher, Eric Johnson and John Crockett.

“We wanted to offer the highest quality hemp products on the market, so over the last three years our chemist has been working on formulating a clear nano emulison.

“We have made it from Wisconsin-grown hemp. It is extracted in Milwaukee and bottled in Madison.


Pattee declined to name the co-packer that cans the water, “as we do not want to mix brands with theirs,” he adds. “We formulated (the waters) internally.”

Pattee says that Goodland has a range of recipes on its website for N/A mocktails and cocktails using the waters.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.