Tell us how the idea of Seven Stills came together. It began when Tim & Clint started home-brewing and distilling for fun at Clints parents’ house in Novato. They did it for about a year until it dawned on them that it could be more than just a hobby. Who owns Seven Stills and what are your stories. Seven Stills is owned by Tim Obert and Clint Potter, two guys that met in college at UC Santa Cruz. How did you come up with the name? Seven Stills’ name was inspired by the seven major hills of San Francisco. Our plan is to come out with a whiskey representing each hill. So far we’ve got Five Pounds for Telegraph Hill, Chocasmoke for Twin Peaks, and Czar for Russian Hill. How do you decide what beers/whiskeys to create? We come up with an initial concept and then let our production team go wild and get innovative. Whiskeys are a little more planned out because they go through a much more tedious process. We always try and stay creative and come up with interesting flavor palates that people may not see very often.
How many kegs do you go through a week? A month? I honestly couldn’t tell you but I know it’s a lot! What style of beer do you sell the most of? We definitely sell the most of our two core beers Slo Flo Czech Pilsner and Five Pounds Hazy IPA What is your personal favorite beer? Honestly, too many to name! How often do your beers rotate? We do one-off releases a few times every month so our taps are rotating pretty often. Why would someone come to the city to visit Seven Stills? We specialize in craft beer & innovative whiskey made from craft beer. We pride ourselves on product innovation, experimentation, and having a good time while doing it! What are the top 3 things to do in the Mission Bay area? 1. Catch a show at the Chase Center 2. Mini golf at Spark Social 3. A chill walk along the water on Channel St.