A new beer from Greece is set to come to town, with the ‘Seven Seals’ impressing Sydneysiders at its official launch last week ahead of a scheduled national release next year.

The beer featured in last week’s Finer Drop Festival, an inaugural premium food, wine, craft beer and fashion festival held on 18-19 November, and its brand importer, Ruby Archis, stated that the feedback from guests was overwhelmingly positive.

“Craft beer lovers of all backgrounds raved about the different beers – Lager, Weiss, Stout, DH Pale Ale and DDH NE IPA – with many people telling us that Seven Seals had the best beers at the festival,” Archis told Neos Kosmos.

“As the brand importer, Mediterranean Gourmet could not be happier with the response. We knew that Seven Seals was taking beer festivals in Greece by storm and were confident from the outset that this brand could hold its own against Australian craft beers.”

Seven Seals creator Dimitri Stathoris (from Ierrisos, Chalkidiki) began brewing the beer just two years ago, winning awards for it in the UK.

“He was only 25 years old when he took out two first prizes at his UK Brewer’s School competition for ‘Best Beer Production’ and ‘Best Marketing Concept’, outshining his UK and German classmates, before launching the brand in 2021,” Archis said.

The beer’s name is inspired by the apocalyptic visions of Jesus’ disciple John, who revealed a prophecy with the breaking of each of the seven seals in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.

As such, Stathoris created seven beers embodying one of for each of the ‘Seven Seals’ of the Apocalypse.

The brand importer remarked that “it is also quite fitting that Seven Seals hails from the foot of Christian Orthodoxy’s holiest site, Mt Athos”.

Archis revealed that the team’s scouts first discovered the brand at a national fair in Athens earlier this year, flying over to try it, and they were immediately hooked.

A similar reaction seemingly occurred in Sydney and Archis confirmed that the beer will be available from next year.

“During the launch we had people literally begging us to supply them with cases of their favourite seal or combinations of all (the brand won’t officially be online/on shelves until February 2024),” she said.

“We’ve had a lot of interest from the hospitality industry too and are looking at having the beer available across the country as quickly as possible.”