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.

  • All Day Ale
  • Beachstone
  • Crayporter
  • Driftwood
  • Duskrider
  • Kingtide
All Day Ale

Mid strength Session Ale brewed with NZ Fuggles, Centennial and Chinook hops and Canterbury’s Gladfield malts.

All Day Ale
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

Perfectly balanced Session 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
Kingtide

Kingtide is loaded with a caravan full of five character hops from the NZ and USA coasts of the Pacific Ocean.

Kingtide
Tailfin

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

Tailfin
Witsunday

Witsunday is a thirst quenching, hopped up Witbier.

Witsunday
Ocean Breeze

Cider for adults – a traditional crisp apple cider produced from sunny Nelson, 100% tree ripened heritage apples are pressed and cold fermented for fresher flavour followed by tank conditioning for several months.

Ocean Breeze
Hopsmacker

Gone but not forgotten ….
Hopsmacker is the reinvention of an award winning original recipe, a new world style Pale Ale brewed with bucket loads of NZ Riwaka hops and US Cascade hops.

Hopsmacker

Ocean Breeze

Pressed Apple Cider (5.5% ABV)

Cider for adults – a traditional crisp apple cider produced from sunny Nelson, 100% tree ripened heritage apples are pressed and cold fermented for fresher flavour followed by tank conditioning for several months.

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

Tasting Notes
This is a off-dry-style, rounded and spritzy in the mouth with mild tannins, fruity notes and notable flavor development

Witsunday

Blonde IPA (5.6% ABV)

Witsunday is a thirst quenching, hopped up Witbier.

Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Wine 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.

All Day Ale

Extra Session Ale 3.5% ABV

Mid strength Session Ale brewed with NZ Fuggles, Centennial and Chinook hops and Canterbury’s Gladfield malts.

Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:
Grapefruit, pine and spicy notes with a fresh malt base.

Driftwood

Session Pale Ale 5% ABV

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

Gold Medal Winner:
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:
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.

Hopsmacker

Aotearoa/American Style Pale Ale (5.8% ABV)

Hopsmacker is the reinvention of an award winning original recipe, a new world style Pale Ale brewed with bucket loads of NZ Riwaka hops and US Cascade hops. Original Hopsmacker was Champion Pale Ale, BrewNZ annual awards 2003, 2004.

Tasting notes:
Fresh and aromatic, bursting with passionfruit and citrus.

A Dominion newspaper beer writer once described Hopsmacker “With a head like a cloud, a body like liquid sunshine, with a citrus twist and a finish that cleans you out like a Waimarama breaker”

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…

New Session Pale Ale – DRIFTWOOD

February 2, 2015

Our newest beer just released; Driftwood Session Pale Ale at 5% ABV, is an easy drinking and tasty pale ale. Brewed with predominantly Riwaka hops from Nelson, and supported by a couple or American hop stars; Amarillo and Citra, plus a handful of specialty malts from Gladfield Malt on Canterbury plains, NZ. Available in 500ml…