The Operating Team of Dirty Water had a wonderful time with our investors on the rooftop of Anchor Steam Brewery. It was such a pleasure to meet each one of these amazing, smart, humble and fun individuals.
We first gathered in the tasting room on the second floor. We were poured our choice of Anchor Steam beers and then led upstairs by the very generous and knowledgeable Jen Chen to the top floor. Pass the construction and stacks of barley, we found ourselves in a private room with a full bar and our wonderful and meticulous mixologist, Zachary Taylor, with access to a deck where your eyes are automatically drawn to the beautiful skyline of downtown San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.
Introductions of our Operating Team were made by Kristian and an update of the many tasks we are working on as a group to open were explained. Questions were asked and answers were received. Zachary explained the two cocktails he especially created for our investors that evening. And Jen explained distinguishing traits of Anchor Steam spirit offerings of many exclusive and hard to find liquors for them to taste. It was definitely a treat.
A few of my favorite quotes from the evening:
"Of all the investments we have made, Dirty Water is the one we're most excited about."
"I am glad the other investment opportunity fell thru because it opened the door to this one."
"We believe in YOU, Kristian."
And a little charm, "Bernadette, when I read your name, I didn't expect THIS!" Oh, so sweet.
We kept going after the event and headed to Connecticut Yankee where more drinks and laughs were had and Fernet shots were consumed. We were briefly joined by our Beermistress, Vicki Tisdale, and the below photo is her enjoying the scent of the hops Kristian grew on his balcony right here in San Francisco. Our night ended at Trivia Night at Bar Basic to support Vicki as the host.
A wonderful evening. A beautiful start to many beautiful relationships.