The Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail
The Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation co-founded by San Francisco bartenders and entrepreneurs H. Joseph Ehrmann, Duggan McDonnell and Jeff Hollinger with the purpose of preserving the cultural heritage of saloons and their cocktails in San Francisco, while also preserving California's culinary philosophy and tradition via special public events, publications and educational seminars. They are the Founders and Operators of San Francisco Cocktail Week, which is approaching its 5th Anniversary in 2011 as the World's First Cocktail Week. The Conservancy exists to bring together all interested people, whether in the professional beverage trades or interested in beverages on a personal or casual level, to discuss, debate, create, enjoy, compare and contrast the past, present and future of beverage culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Conservancy's home is The Cocktail Bill Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts.