First boutique Greek Craft Beer SEVEN SEALS reaching Australian Shores

Seven Seals Brewery The White Horseman CONQUEROR

The first boutique Greek Craft Beer "SEVEN SEALS" is reaching Australian Shores and will be showcased at Sydney’s inaugural The Finer Drop Festival, The Winx Stand, Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, 18-19 November 2023.

Capturing the contradictory despair and hope of the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse from the biblical Book of Revelation, the new, boutique, Greek craft beer, SEVEN SEALS, features a different brew for each seal.

The five seals currently in production, which will be launching at The Finer Drop, include:

  • THE FIRST SEAL, The White Horseman ‘Conqueror’ - a crisp, subtle-malt, zero sugar LAGER
  • THE SECOND SEAL, The Fiery Horseman ‘Fury’ - a cloudy, fruity WEISS with aromas of banana, clove and a spicy aftertaste
  • THE THIRD SEAL, The Black Horseman ‘Famine’ - a full-bodied STOUT with aromas of chocolate, coffee, notes of vanilla, cocoa, and a sweet alcohol aftertaste
  • THE FOURTH SEAL, The Pale Horseman ‘Death’ - a soft, malty, DH PALE ALE with aromas of sweet mandarin, pineapple and mango, and,
  • THE FIFTH SEAL, The Chest of Souls a cloudy double dry hopped DDH NE IPA with aromas of peach, pineapple, passion fruit and a bitter aftertaste.
  • Seven Seals Brewery The Black Horseman FAMINE

The captivating brand is enthralling craft beer lovers and non-beer drinkers alike, the former eager to see what the promise of each seal holds and the later intrigued by a concept that saw the brand’s creator, Dimitri Stathoris from Ierissos, Chalkidiki, outshine his UK and German classmates to take out two first prizes at his UK Brewer’s School competition for ‘Best Beer Production’ and ‘Best Marketing Concept’.

SEVEN SEALS importer, Ruby Archis, Director, Mediterranean Gourmet, says when the team’s scouts first discovered the brand at a national fair in Athens in early 2023, they flew right over to taste for themselves, and were hooked from the very first drop! “When you think of craft beer, particularly coming from Australia, you imagine it would be inconceivable that a land that’s known for olive oil and wine production since time immemorial, would be able to produce a craft beer that can rival the great craft beers of the world.

“But SEVEN SEALS, which hails from the foot of Christian Orthodoxy’s holiest site, Mt Athos, and from a land that has undergone its own countless Apocalypses with centuries-long battles between the empires of the East and West, even serving as a temporary home to Frankish Crusaders in the Middle Ages, is truly an other-worldly creation,” Ruby says.

And it certainly seems an ethereal force is lending a hand. Dimitri started brewing the heavenly concoctions in buckets and pots for friends and neighbours just a handful of years ago. In 2021, SEVEN SEALS was born in a state-of-the-art microbrewery and now, two years later, Dimitri and his team are upscaling to meet European demand and preparing the Four Horseman for arrival into Australia!

 

 

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