Baylands Brewery pulls a pint of their best bitter
4B Best Bitter – a new beer from brewing startup Baylands Brewery was launched at Golding’s Free Dive bar on Thursday night.
The brewery was started earlier this year by Nikki and Aidan Styles, with business partners Steve and Kim Young.
“It’s going to go quickly which is actually what we want, as with a hand pull the beer is best when before it oxides,” said Aidan Styles.
4B – which stands for Baylands Brewery Best Bitter – is Baylands’ first beer to be served on hand pull and is at Goldings while the 40 litres last.
“I don’t like the style [bitter] usually but this is a really good beer,” Goldings duty manager Steve Driessen says.
“One of my favourite parts is watching a hand pulled beer settle and change colours,” said Tommy McLeod, 38, beer enthusiast, originally from Bay of Plenty.
Baylands brews have only just arrived on the scene but are gaining popularity with beer lovers.
For this year’s Beervana, they made Red Ryder, a red rye IPA of which Mr McLeod is a big fan of.
Baylands Brewery also exhibited Enforcer, a black IPA, at Beervana – the two colours reflecting their logo.
Their Hop Lore collaboration picked up both the People’s Choice award and overall third place at the Malthouse West Coast IPA Competition last month.
Just a week later, Berry Brownie Raspberry Imperial Porter placed second in People’s Choice at the Society of Beer Advocates’ (SOBA) Winter Ale Festival.
For Golding’s launch party, they created Big Red Riding Hood, a red rye IPA in collaboration with Funk Estate.
The first Baylands Brewery beer was an American IPA also launched at Golding’s Free Dive Bar.
Baylands Brewery beers can be found on tap at Hashigo Zake, Bin 44, LBQ, The Hop Garden, Bebemos and Malthouse.