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.

  • Hopsmacked Double IPA
  • Supajuice Hazy IPA
  • Billfish
  • Beyond the Clouds
  • Raspberry Sour Berliner Weiss
  • Witsunday
Hopsmacked Double IPA

We’re addicted to brewing with hops. We’d smoke them if you got the same buzz as drinking them. We love hops. We love beer with hops.
So, we brewed a beer which would probably bring you back from the dead, or just dead boring.
Double dry hopped and loaded with stunning NZ hops; Rakau, Nelson Sauvin and Riwaka with some support from a couple of US beauties; Citra and Mosaic, and lying on a cushion of juicy malts; Maris Otter Ale and Gladfield Lager malts.

Hopsmacked Double IPA
Supajuice Hazy IPA

Originating from East Coast USA, the New England or Hazy IPA style de-emphasizes hop bitterness and showcases hop flavour and aroma reminiscent of tropical fruit juice.

We’ve brewed our first hazy IPA with a juicy combination of Maris Otter & wheat malts, oats, and a truck load of tropical fruit driven hops from NZ, Australia and USA.

Billfish

2018 Trans-Tasman Champion Pale Ale.
Inspired by the pioneering angler, Zane Grey a 1920’s adventurer and writer of ‘Tales of the angler’s Eldorado New Zealand’, we’ve brewed an adventurous APA and crammed as many A’s as we couldinto it. Featuring hops from America, Australia, and Aotearoa; and includes Riwaka, Kohatu, Galaxy, Mosaic and Citra.

Billfish
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
Raspberry Sour Berliner Weiss

Originating from East Coast USA, the New England or Hazy IPA style de-emphasizes hop bitterness and showcases hop flavour and aroma reminiscent of tropical fruit juice.

We’ve brewed our first hazy IPA with a juicy combination of Maris Otter & wheat malts, oats, and a truck load of tropical fruit driven hops from NZ, Australia and USA.

Witsunday

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

Witsunday
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
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
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
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
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
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

Raspberry Sour Berliner Weiss

Raspberry Sour Berliner Weiss (4.8%)

Hopsmacked Double IPA

Double IPA (8.2% ABV)

Supajuice Hazy IPA

East Coast USA style Hazy IPA 6.2% ABV

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.

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%)

2018 Trans-Tasman Champion pale ale.
Inspired by the pioneering angler, Zane Grey a 1920’s adventurer and writer of ‘Tales of the angler’s Eldorado New Zealand’, we’ve brewed an adventurous APA and crammed as many A’s as we couldinto it. Featuring hops from America, Australia, and Aotearoa; and includes Riwaka, Kohatu, Galaxy, Mosaic and Citra.

Champion Pale Ale/Trophy Medal Winner:
Champion Pale Ale 2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
Champion Pale Ale 2018 Australian International Beer Awards

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

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…