It has been a big week at Montanya Distillers in Crested Butte! The stills and fermentations tanks are starting to be installed in the Powerhouse.
We are all so excited to see this final step of our nearly year-long process of moving taking place in front of our eyes.
CB Ironworks did an amazing job (!!) fabricating two custom still bases and condenser tables for us. REG Engineering has been a great partner, along with Timberline Mechanical and Dragon Sheet Metal, to get everything professionally made and installed.
Yes, it is true, we will have less space for big events. But we think this will be truly value-added for Crested Butte locals and visitors alike. Come check it out! We will be open through the off-season and in April and May, we will be offering a local's tour and tasting package to encourage Crested Butte folks to come in and learn more. Details to come.
We will have two stills, 6 fermentation tanks and barrel storage in the Powerhouse. Distilling on site will begin at the end of the month is long as all of our inspections go brilliantly.
Live music this weekend with Bruce Hayes and the New Ragged Mountain Ramblers from 4:30-7:30pm Friday night.
This week's cocktail special is called The Powerhouse. It seems like a lot of folks are trying to shake colds and coughs, so we created just the THING to help. A tall cocktail with Montanya Platino, papaya, lime, lemon, acai, and coconut water! It is packed with Vitamin C, antioxidants, minerals, calcium, fiber, and potassium. Plus, rum is the ultimate, um, well, we can't really say medicine, but the pirates sure thought so!
Last but not at all least, starting tonight we will begin giving away a Venture Helix snowboard made in Silverton, Colorado. Enter to win in exchange for a $2 donation to double benefit Cash Lamar and family and the Trailhead Children's Discovery Museum. Stop by Montanya to see the Venture Snowboard and enter to win. The giveaway will happen at the Eldo on March 23rd during the Montanya-sponsored James and the Devil show, and more donations toward entries will be accepted at that show. The winner need not be present to win, but it sure would be cool if they were there!
The board is a Helix, 158 in length and 25 width made in Silverton, CO from sustainably-harvested hardwoods, rockered tip to tail, and with a quadratic side cut. You won't want to miss a chance to win it.