Bach Brewing - Craft Beer brewed in New Zealand

At the heart of Bach Brewing is our passion for craft beer and our love for the Kiwi Bach…escape, freedom, simplicity and time together with family and friends.

Bach Brewing is a family owned gypsy brewing company located between the shores of Auckland’s harbours. Our passion is brewing fresh aromatic beer that compliments our coastal way of living.

  • Billfish
  • Driftwood
  • Kingtide
  • Beyond the Clouds
  • Velvet Marley
  • Witsunday
Billfish

2018 Champion pale ale on both sides of the Tasman. With as many A’s as we can cram into it, featuring hops from America, Australia, Aotearoa and malts from Anglia (England).

Billfish
Driftwood

Champion pale ale and gold medal winner, Driftwood is a perfectly balanced Pacific Pale Ale featuring Nelson Riwaka hops and Canterbury’s Gladfield malts.

Driftwood
Kingtide

Winner of 5 Gold medals in 5 years, Kingtide is loaded with a caravan full of five character hops from the NZ and USA coasts of the Pacific Ocean

Kingtide
Beyond the Clouds

New West Coast USA style IPA – bright, not hazy! Inspired by iconic IPA’s from the West Coast of the USA, think Big Daddy, Sculpin and Ruination.

Beyond the Clouds
Velvet Marley

Inspired by a Cherry Ripe chocolate bar, but we dispensed with the coconut and made it more Jelly Tip with dark chocolate. A Marley is a contented laid-back surfer after a long, really good surf.

Velvet Marley
Witsunday

A Champion wheat beer, Witsunday is a thirst quenching, hopped up Witbier.

Witsunday
Crayporter

Crayporter is brewed with eight malts and forty whole crayfish plunged into the kettle boil, for a subtle fusion of sea and land.

Crayporter
Golden Sauvin

Inspired by our iconic NZ grown, Nelson Sauvin hops grown in Motueka and with characters reminiscent of our Sauvignon Blanc grape.

Golden Sauvin
All Day XPA 330ml can

Inspired by the new Extra pale style, extra pale in colour and less malty to showcase the fruit and citrus aromas of the hops. Picking up the best of a pilsner and pale ale.

All Day XPA 330ml can
Billfish 330ml can

Inspired by the pioneering angler, Zane Grey a 1920’s adventurer and writer of “Tales of the Angler’s Eldorado New Zealand”. Cramming as many A’s as we could into this, featuring hops from America, Australia, Aoteroa and malt from Anglia (England).

Billfish 330ml can
Shaka Lager 330ml can

Shaka Lager embodies the spirit of the shaka – a gesture of kia ora, mateship and good karma. Kick back and enjoy Bach Brewing’s crisp and refreshing sparkling golden lager.

Shaka Lager 330ml can
Driftwood 330ml can

Inspired by the stunning hops available from our local Nelson region and up north in Washington State, USA. We’ve combined hops from both ends of the Pacific rim.

Driftwood 330ml can
Kingtide 330ml can

Inspired by especially high tides which occur when a full moon is also closest to the earth. They’re big and so is Kingtide. Our Kingtide is brewed using the magnificent Gladfield malts from Dunsandel, Cantebury. Loaded with a caravan full of hops from both ends of the Pacific rim; Yakima in Washington State, USA and Nelson, NZ.

Kingtide 330ml can
Tailfin 330ml can

Inspired by the juicy and aroma bursting East Coast IPA’s. Cruising on a juicy base of Galdfield malts and using an All-American Dream Team of hops.

Tailfin 330ml can

Golden Sauvin

Modern Beer (4.8% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Brewed using a Kolsch ale yeast for a clean and crisp beer and which cradles subtle hop characters of lime, stonefruit, tropical and gooseberry.  We’ve also added Manuka honey to the kettle for hints of honey on the nose.

Crisp clean and refreshing like a Pilsner and with some interesting and subtle aroma and flavour of an ale.  A modern beer.

Kingtide 330ml can

Kingtide IPA (7.0% ABV)

Gold Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
2015 Australian International Beer Awards
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards
2014 NW Beer & Cider Awards
Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards
2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup
2014 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes:

True to its pacific genre, Kingtide weaves a balance between the tropical fruit of the NZ hops and the citrus-pine of the US hops.  At 7 percent, its sweet, mellow, with a broad pillowly mouthfeel.  It delivers a multi-layered experience of floral, fruity and charmingly rugged bitterness.

 

Tailfin 330ml can

Tailfin IPA (6.5% ABV)

Gold Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:

Everyone loves a big American IPA with big hop-forward aroma – tropical characters leap from the glass think of pineapple and passionfruit, with just a hint of fresh grass. The palate beautifully balanced with tropical stone fruit and an awesome persistent bitterness creating great length.

Billfish 330ml can

Billfish APA (5.8% ABV)

Trophy Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
Gold Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
2017 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:

Although slightly lower in alcohol than an IPA, this beer has good weight and great flavour, with juicy stonefruit and tropical notes and extremely refreshing.

 

Driftwood 330ml can

Pacific Pale Ale (5.0% ABV)

Gold Medal Winner:
2017 NW Beer & Cider Awards – Champion Pale Ale
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards

Silver Medal Winner:
2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Tasting Notes:

On the nose blend of tropical fruits including passionfruit, mango and lychee with a touch of citrus and pine. Mouthfeel medium bodied with honey and biscuit. Very balanced and clean finish.

 

All Day XPA 330ml can

Extra Pale Ale (4.5% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Brewed with extra pale barley malts and highly aromatic hops from New Zealand & USA (Riwaka, Wai-iti, Nelson Sauvin and Moasaic).  Medium to light body letting the zesty, juicy hops shine.  An ideal thirst quencher without being over powering.

Beyond the Clouds

West Coast US style IPA (6.4% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Brewed with juicy Maris Otter malts and loaded with the bag name hops; Centennial, US Cascade and Amarillo, with a touch of relatively new Idaho 7.

Bursting with floral, citrus, fruit and pine aromas that flow through on the palate.

Velvet Marley

Chocolate Cherry Stout (6.4% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Packed with rich chocolate malt flavours, toasty organic cacao and tart yet sweet berry fruit flavour.  Brewed with Hawkes Bay cherries, raspberries and boysenberries to compliment the rich chocolate flavours in the brew.  Perfect for winter, drink at room temperature and warm your soul.  Dessert in a bottle.

Shaka Lager 330ml can

NZ Lager (4.5% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Sparkling golden in colour, aroma’s of citrus and peach, and a hint of honey this lager is crisp , dry, sessionable and very refreshing

Billfish

APA (5.8%)

A beer with as many A’s as we can cram into it, featuring hops from America, Australia, Aotearoa and malts from Anglia (England).

Trophy Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards

Gold Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
2017 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:
Although slightly lower in alcohol than an IPA, this beer still has good weight and great flavour, with juicy stonefruit and tropical notes and very refreshing.

Witsunday

Blonde IPA (5.6% ABV)

Witsunday is a thirst quenching, hopped up Witbier.

Gold Medal Winner:
2017 NW Beer & Cider Awards – Champion Wheat Beer

Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards

Tasting Notes:
A cloudy fusion of wheat and Pilsner malts, citrus hop aroma and esters of Belgian yeast, with a hint of lemon grass.

Crayporter

Porter Style Dark Ale (5.6% ABV)

Crayporter is brewed with eight malts and forty whole crayfish plunged into the kettle boil, for a subtle fusion of sea and land.

Silver Medal Winner:
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes:
Dark with rich head.  Hint of brine and toasty malt, just a hint of crayfish flesh with clean hop bitterness.

Driftwood

Pacific Pale Ale (5% ABV)

Perfectly balanced Session Pale Ale featuring Nelson Riwaka hops and Canterbury’s Gladfield malts.

Gold Medal Winner:
2017 NW Beer & Cider Awards – Champion Pale Ale
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards

Silver Medal Winner:
2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Tasting Notes:
Fresh stone fruit, grapefruit and honeyed malt characters, this pale ale is an easy drinking pleasure.

Kingtide

AOTEAROA/AMERICAN STYLE INDIA PALE ALE (7.0% ABV)

Gold Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
2015 Australian International Beer Awards
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards
2014 NW Beer & Cider Awards
Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards
2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup
2014 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes:
True to its Pacific genre, Kingtide weaves a balance between the tropical fruit of the NZ hops and the citrus-pine of the US hops. At 7 per cent, its sweet, mellow, with a broad pillowy mouthfeel. It delivers a multi-layered experience of floral, fruity and charmingly rugged bitterness.

Champion New Zealand Exhibitor Winner – Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards 2018

September 17, 2018

Bach Brewing picked up the inaugural Champion New Zealand Exhibitor trophy at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer awards 2018. Bach recorded an outstanding medal haul with 6 of our beers receiving recognition for excellence. TROPHY Billfish APA (Pale Ale) GOLD Billfish APA (Pale Ale) Kingtide Pacific IPA (Strong Pale Ale) SILVER Shaka Lager…

Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2015 – a long way from the Bach

March 4, 2015

Just last weekend in Dublin 469 beers from 24 countries were judged; Bach Brewing picked up 3 medals; Driftwood Session Pale Ale  – Silver medal Kingtide Pacific IPA – Silver medal Duskrider Red IPA – Bronze medal Don’t mean to skite but like a proud Dad,  in less than 12 months this brings the medal…