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.

Billfish APA (Pale Ale)

Billfish APA (Pale Ale)
Kingtide Pacific IPA (Strong Pale Ale)

Shaka Lager (Specialty beers)
Velvet Marley Chocolate Cherry Stout (Flavoured)

Driftwood Pacific Pale Ale (Pale Ale)

The annual NZ Beer Awards is a competition organised by the Brewers’ Guild to celebrate excellence in the brewing industry, which includes beer, innovation, achievement and beer writing.

Over 900 entries were judged anonymously over three days by a closed panel of 30 national and internationally qualified judges and trainee judges.

The judging process is blind and sees a panel of judges assess each beer individually against the style guide for each category for aroma, colour, bitterness, flavour and presentation as well as for overall balance.

The full list of winners can be found here.

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 haul for two of our beers as follows;

Kingtide – Silver 2014 NZ Brewers Guild Awards, Gold 2014 New World Beer & Cider Awards, Silver Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Duskrider – Silver 2014 NZ Brewers Guild Awards, Gold 2014 New World Beer & Cider, Trophy Best in Class 2014 New World Beer & Cider Awards, Bronze 2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup

 Dublin Beer Cup winnersMedals

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 bottles and on-tap at selected craft beer venues.