Last Friday, down at the Barista Ventures HQ in downtown Dallas, a group of marketing executives met up for a friendly talking about digital marketing and moderate drinking.
The 211 N. Ervay building includes three floors that host a number of startups and startup focused marketing companies. It is our goal to regularly throw parties, events, meetups, card games, and showcases. It's a great space, and let me tell you - unused space is wasted space.
First, Bellion Vodka and KOIOS soft drinks were featured. And by featured, I mean that I brought them as my contribution, along with a six pack of Blue Moon. If you remember Bellion, it came to my attention last year, and I'm a big fan because they recently got their technology peer reviewed. They can't say it, but I can - they did clinical trials that showed the hepatoprotective value of the vodka. It actually protects your liver while you drink. Or rather, it does less damage than alcohol, which puts into the category of a functional spirit.
That's a bottle looking fondly through downtown Dallas. Here's a Bulletproof Podcast on the topic.
KOIOS came to my attention through a Facebook ad. It's a drink with MCT oil, which is what I put in my Bulletproof coffee. They sent me a case in addition to the one I bought, so I brought it in to test it out. It's full of B vitamins, no sugar, no added caffeine, and when you add the two, it's just about the smartest drinking you can do .
Under the FTC rules - we're supposed to make sure we're clear that we tell you when stuff is sponsored. None of this was sponsored, but I didn't pay for the KOIOS or the Bellion. KOIOS sent me a free case after a shipping error. I drank the one I bought, and brought the other for the party. Or the other way around. The Bellion Vodka was also shipped to me several months ago, but that was as a gift because through last January, I was working with them to make some placements. I have no financial links to either company, and have not promised anything for the products. I have also purchased both products on my own.