Tell us how the idea of Seven Stills came together. At Seven Stills, we make beer and we make whiskey from craft beer. Tim and Clint met in college. Tim was a homebrewer and Clint was a distiller. They wondered what would happen if they distilled Tim's homebrews. After some trial and error, they made a whiskey from a Chocolate Oatmeal stout and Chocasmoke was born. It's become our flagship whiskey and has won several awards since.
Who ownsSeven Stillsand what are your stories. Tim Obert and Clint Potter
How did you come up with the name? Initially Tim and Clint wanted to release a whiskey every year to pay homage to the 7 original hills of San Francisco. So far we have 3 - Chocasmoke for Twin Peaks, Fluxuate for Rincon Hill, and the Czar for Russian Hill.
How do you decide what beers to create? We will choose ingredients we like and go from there. We really like hoppy beers and we like to use super aromatic hops. We also take inspiration from many different things, so for the most recent release, we drew inspiration from a gimlet for the cucumber mint kettle sour called Drink Umbrella.
How many kegs do you go through a week? A month? It's hard to say exactly, since we have 3 locations.
What style of beer do you sell the most of? Hazy ipa
What is your personal favorite beer? My personal favorite style of beer is an IPA and our 8 Pound hazy IPA is my current favorite from us. Although, we just released a cucumber mint kettle sour that is amazing and refreshing!
How often do your beers rotate? We release about 2-3 new beers a month, brew our core every 2 weeks, but we're going to change that up and maintain more of a core line up and only release 1 new beer a month.
Why would someone come to the city to visit Seven Stills? We're the only brewery and distillery in the city. You can drink beer and have a whiskey tasting flight in the same place. We offer tours of the brewery and distillery. We usually have something fun going on most nights of the week. We're also kid and dog friendly!
What are the top 3 things to do in the Bay View area? Food: Auntie April's chicken-n-waffles. Libations: Our neighbors at Laughing Monk, SF Mead Company, and Gratta Wines. Sites: Candlestick Park