We're Fundamentally Changing How Whiskey is Made
Craft beer is booming. But what about craft whiskey? Most people don't realize that whiskey actually starts out as beer. For generations, the conventional wisdom was that the base beer doesn't affect the flavor the finished whiskey. But in 2013, we started making amazing craft beers, then distilling them into whiskey. We ended up with craft whiskeys that are drastically different in flavor depending on whether the beer is an IPA, a sour, or a stout.
We're building a new flagship brewery / distillery / taproom / restaurant. It's 18,000 square feet at 100 Hooper, in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, less than a mile from AT&T Park (home to the San Francisco Giants) and the Chase Center (the soon-to-be home for the Golden State Warriors). With so much space, we're putting in a massive tasting bar, retail area, restaurant, kitchen, and even a private lounge, in addition to our brewhouse. We share the building with Adobe's new headquarters for 5,000 employees – a built-in customer base for post-work happy hour.
We started with our Core Series of seven whiskeys – one for each of the original seven hills of San Francisco. Each bottle is designed by a different local street artist. Since then, we've added the Collaboration Series, made together with other distilleries or visiting brewers, and the Experimental Series, one-off batches exclusively available at our distillery. For beer, we focus on massively dry-hopped, zero-IBU single and double IPAs.
Our Progress So Far
Between 2013 and 2017, Seven Stills has grown at 100+ percent each year, finishing off 2017 with sales of $1.17 million. Our brand is growing strong, and we're for $3.5 million in 2018 sales without our new taproom. 100 Hooper will mark our biggest and most audacious expansion yet, and when it opens in October, we're projecting an extra $4.4 million in sales just from direct-to-consumer sales.
Tim and Clint Found Seven Stills
They put in $30,000 and got to work.
Opened Bayview Brewery and Distillery to Public
Started Canning Beers
People bought them as fast as we could produce them!
Opened Second Satellite Taproom and Resataurant in SF's Stanford Court.
Located right outside the new Warriors stadium.
Letter from the Founders
July 31, 2018
Thank you for considering investing in our company. When Clint and I founded Seven Stills we were 24-year-olds with the crazy dream of opening up a distillery. On top of that we were trying to open up the FIRST distillery to the public in one of the most expensive cities in the world. It took a lot of hard work and a lot of
When Clint and I founded Seven Stills in 2013 we were two 24-year-olds with an unbelievable amount of hustle and an unexplainable drive to start our own business and succeed.
Of course, there are many factors that should be considered when making a business decision but in my humble opinion, the most important aspect of any company is the founders. Clint and I have had tremendous success growing our company and team over the last five years. We are currently profitable, with a team of 39 employees and a naturally growing business, but there is hardly a day that you won't be able to stop by the brewery/distillery without seeing me and Clint.