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.

  • Supajuice Hazy IPA
  • Duskrider Red IPA
  • Hop Snorkler
  • Planet Nectaron NZ Hazy IPA
  • Juice Axe Hazy IPA
  • Velvet Marley
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.

Duskrider Red IPA

Here’s our champion award winning Red IPA in a new look 440ml can. Brewed on a cushion of select pale & coloured malts and layered with NZ & American hops. Unflitered for extra flavour.

Duskrider Red IPA
Hop Snorkler

Over at Bach, we’ve been on the hops again, pondering the perils or sheer joy of falling in a tank of beer. “Chur brew, get the emergency scuba gear” (Self Contained Underbeer Breathing Apparatus)

Brewed in the New England Hazy style, Hop Snorkler is loaded up with a eye watering combination of NZ and US hops on our super juicy malt base.

Hop Snorkler
Planet Nectaron NZ Hazy IPA

We’ve been on the hops again…..pondering how Nelson region could almost be another planet, with aromatic humulus lupulus thriving like weeds or triffids – some of the best hops in the world or perhaps universe! Brewed for the 2021 NZIPA challenge at Smith’s craft beer house in Queenstown, a Hazy NZIPA out of this world!

Juice Axe Hazy IPA

Over at Bach we’ve been on the hops again..dreaming about a land of giant hop vines, swinging the juice axe to harvest us some juicy hope cones for our next Bach brew

Velvet Marley

Over at Bach, we’ve been on the hops again, pondering how to brew a lip licking dark beer that’s somewhere between the classic kiwi jelly-tip and a cherry ripe.

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
Kingtide Pacific IPA

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 Pacific IPA
Juicy AF Hazy Pale Ale

The Haze Craze is upon us and here to stay. Started with Hazy IPA’s, we’re now moving into the easier drinking Hazy Pale Ales. On the nose blend of tropical fruits including passionfruit, tangerine, papaya, lychee, mango and grapefruit. Easier drinking at 5.2% and with a supremely balanced bitterness. It’s juicy as f**k!

Juicy AF Hazy Pale Ale
Billfish 330ml can

Chocker full of ANZUS hops from NZ, Australia and USA riding on a juicy malt base. It’s hardly surprising Billfish won Champion pale ale on both sides of the Tasman in one year.

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

Billfish 330ml can
Driftwood Pacific Pale Ale

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 Pacific Pale Ale
Watermelon Wheathead

It’s beer! NOT a malt seltzer RTD!

Inspired by the popular watermelon wheat beers of West Coast USA, and built on our award winning Witsunday recipe, it’s a beer perfect for Summer.

Watermelon Wheathead
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

Planet Nectaron NZ Hazy IPA

NZ Hazy IPA 6.3% ABV

Tasting Notes:

A tropical juice bullet of all NZ malts and hops.

Available in 440ml cans

Watermelon Wheathead

Watermelon Wheat (4.8% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

A fusion of wheat and Pilsner malts, crushed watermelon and lime, fermented with a Belgian Wit yeast.  Pouring a golden yellow with a kiss of tropical aromas of melon and lime.  Crisp and refreshing with a complementary hop aroma care of Motueka and Huell Melon hops.

Available in 330ml 6 packs.

Hop Snorkler

Hazy IPA 6.4% ABV

Tasting Notes:

Brewed in the New England Hazy style, Hop Snorkler is loaded up with a eye watering combination of NZ and US hops on our super juicy malt base.

Available in 440ml cans.

Juicy AF Hazy Pale Ale

Hazy Pale Ale 5.2% ABV

Gold Medal Winner:
2020 NW Beer & Cider Awards – Top 30

Tasting Notes:

On the nose blend of tropical fruits including passionfruit, tangerine, papaya, lychee, mango and grapefruit. Easier drinking at 5.2% and with a supremely balanced bitterness.

It’s juicy as f**k!

Available in 330ml 6 packs.

 

Juice Axe Hazy IPA

Hazy IPA (6.9% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Brewed on our super juicy malt base and loaded with NZ’s iconic Riwaka hops, and perfectly blended with some big names from the USA: Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe and Zythos.

Available in 440ml cans

Supajuice Hazy IPA

East Coast USA style Hazy IPA 6.2% ABV

Tasting Notes:

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.

Available in 440ml cans

Kingtide Pacific IPA

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.

Available in 440ml cans

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.

Available in 330ml 6 packs.

 

Driftwood Pacific Pale Ale

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.

Available in 330ml 6 packs.

    

 

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.

Available in 440ml cans.

Velvet Marley

Chocolate Cherry Stout (6.6% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Loaded with dark and delicious coloured malts, and layered with natural cherries, raspberries, boysenberries and a wheelbarrow of organic cacao, we reckon it’s dessert in a glass.

Available in 440ml cans.

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

Available in 330ml 6 packs

Duskrider Red IPA

Red IPA (6.0% ABV)

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 of sherbet before a moderately bitter finish

Available in 440ml cans.

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…