Danang’s only homegrown craft beer brewery, 7 Bridges Brewing Co., has grown from a 30-litre home garage pipe-dream into a fully-fledged brewing facility with city centre tap room and growing distribution across Vietnam in under two years.
7 Bridges is named after the bridges spanning the Han River that flows through the centre of Danang.
As well as producing great beer, the foundations of the company have been built on a solid social and environmental platform.
Their clever Farm to Foam, Foam to Farm concept utilises their own farm where waste products from the brewing process can be used to feed pigs and cattle, and as compost.
At their tap room by the river, there’s plenty of beer to keep drinkers happy with their regular mainstay beers like their Golden Ale (one of their first) and other rotating seasonal beers using ingredients from Vietnam and overseas.
In the past, their Sakura Wit offering used flowers and leaves from a Japanese sakura tree, while their Sunset Weizen has fruity orange peel and coriander seed notes coming through.
At the 2018 Asia Beer Championships, 7 Bridges earned a couple of gongs with their Imperial IPA winning gold and their Dragon Pale Ale earning silver – strong industry recognition that they are doing things right.
7 Bridges also has a cracking food menu, live music on weekends and special occasions, and boy, location, location, location!
From their rooftop, it’s one of the few places in town with up-close and uninterrupted views of Dragon Bridge that won’t cost you a bomb, making it the perfect perch from which to watch the fireworks or the dragon breathe his fire on Friday and Saturday evenings.
7 Bridges Brewing Co. is at 493 Tran Hung Dao Street, Danang
For more about 7 Bridges Brewing Co., go to www.7bridges.vn