Introducing: Zeven Lemon Beerworks (at the Good Food and Wine Show 2014)
Meet the brewer and owner of Zeven Lemon, Leimin Duong. She is a dear friend of mine, someone who I've known for years and is a proud foodie and proud beer drinker. I've always known her to be driven, smart, funny, passionate and kind.
About a year ago, Leimin announced she had decided to start her own Australian beer company, wanting to change the perceptions of the beer drinking world. After plenty of research and interning, Zeven Lemon released their first fruit flavoured beer: Strawberry Blonde.
Brewed at a perfect balance of not-too-sweet and not-too-bitter, Zevon Lemon intends to bring the best of both beer and cider worlds together. Strawberry Blonde is light and crisp, brewed from malted barely, wheat, hops, yeast and 100 % strawberry juice with no artificial flavourings or essences added.
This beer is delicious. I love my beers and I love my ciders and this is a really good balance of flavours. I was so proud of Leimin when I saw her beers being sold at the Good Food and Wine Show this year. Everyone was bustling around her stall, drinking and purchasing Strawberry Blonde bottles. I watched Leimin talk to customers about her beer and her potential ideas - she is so passionate about her product. And so she should be.
Zeven Lemon hopes to release a new flavour by early 2015, expanding their range on fruit favoured beers. Strawberry Blonde is available to be purchased online soon (sign up here for updates) and are stocked in selected bars over Sydney. Keep up the great work, Leimin!