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.

  • Shaka Lager
  • Billfish
  • Beachstone
  • Crayporter
  • Driftwood
  • Duskrider
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
Shaka Lager

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.

Beachstone

Beachstone is a serious NZ hopped Pilsner – tropical fruit and citrus aromas and upfront flavour.

Beachstone
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
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
Duskrider

Duskrider is a superbly balanced Red India Pale Ale – a young love marriage between a half dozen specialty malts and the NZ and American hops.

Duskrider
Hopsmacker DIPA

Hopsmacker is brewed with English and NZ malts and loaded with a plethora of NZ and American hops – Riwaka, Amarillo, Mosaic and Simcoe.

Hopsmacker DIPA
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
Seamaster

Champion barley wine, Seamaster is a combination of hearty malts and aromatic hops.

Seamaster
Tailfin

An all American hopped IPA, cruising on a juicy base of Gladfield malts from the Canterbury plains.

Tailfin
Witsunday

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

Witsunday

Shaka Lager

NZ Lager (4.5% ABV)

Hopsmacker DIPA

Double IPA (8.2% ABV)

Hopsmacker is brewed with English and NZ malts and loaded with a plethora of NZ and American hops – Riwaka, Amarillo, Mosaic and Simcoe.

Tasting Notes:
Pale in colour, clean enough to let the hops blaze through, full on tropical fruits, passionfruit, grapefruit, pine and lychee.

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.

Seamaster

Imperial Ale 10.6% ABV

This Imperial Ale with a combination of hearty malts and aromatic hops.

Gold Medal Winner:
2017 Australian International Beer Awards – Champion Barley Wine

Tasting Notes:

Big bold flavours, that have been rounded as a result of an extended conditioning period for twelve weeks.  Velvety and warming.

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.

Tailfin

American IPA (6.5% ABV)

An all American hopped IPA, cruising on a juicy base of Gladfield malts from the Canterbury plains.

Gold Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:
Big tropical fruit of passionfruit and pineapple on the nose.  Superb balance and complexity.

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

Session 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.

Beachstone

NZ PILSNER (4.8%)

Beachstone is a serious NZ hopped Pilsner – tropical fruit and citrus aromas and upfront flavour, followed by a herbal grassiness.

Silver Medal Winner:
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes
Beachstone is plied with punchy NZ hops: Pacific Jade,Pacifica, Riwaka, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, and a solid and juicy malt base – obvious when you smell and taste the beer. The bitterness is for grown ups, and might make regular “green bottled” lager drinkers cry a little, and cower in the corner

Duskrider

RED INDIA PALE ALE (6.0%)

Duskrider is a finely balanced Red India Pale Ale – a young love marriage between a half dozen specialty malts and the NZ and American hops.

Gold Medal Winner:
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards, & Best in Class Trophy
2014 NW Beer & Cider Awards, & Best in Class Trophy
Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards
2014 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes:
Duskrider has a ruby-red hue and throws a bouncy aroma of pine and orange peel. The smooth and creamy body has notes of caramel and even a touch or sherbet before a moderately bitter finish.

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…