7 Holiday Pitcher Cocktails Sure to Impress Your Guests (And some of these drinks can warm you up for the winter!)

Our grandparents’ generation knew how to throw a party. Whether it was for Bridge club, neighborhood weenie roasts, or holiday gatherings, they put guests at ease with a warm welcome - and a cold drink. Yes, no matter what the occasion, guests were greeted at the door with the host’s #1 most important question: “What can I get you to drink?” These pitcher cocktails are the answer to that question.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
Drink Responsibly: Share a Toast With B Corps

The holiday season in full swing. But toasting with a festive drink and celebrating with loved ones doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your values. The companies in the list below are B Corps: for-profit businesses that meet rigorous, third-party-verified social and environmental standards to balance profit and purpose. Stick to this guide to vote your values in the companies you choose to buy from, and raise a glass knowing that your wallet and your beliefs can be happy drinking buddies.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
MONTANYA DISTILLERS BECOMES THE FIRST DISTILLERY IN COLORADO AND THE THIRD IN THE NATION TO BECOME A CERTIFIED B CORPORATION®

Posted by Submitted Content | Nov 12, 2018 | CocktailsMarketingIndustry UpdateSpiritsProductionGreen/SustainableConsumerPress Releases

Crested Butte, Colo., November 8, 2018 – Montanya Distillers is proud to announce it is now a Certified B Corporation®. The distinction honors the rum distillery’s commitment to social and environmental sustainability. Montanya received a score of 119 from B Lab ®, a nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations. Montanya’s score is currently 32% higher than other distilleries on the list. This certification makes Montanya Distillers the first distillery in Colorado to become a B Corp™ and the third in the country.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
Best Rum Brands...

5.  Montanya Platinum, Colorado: 

Montanya Distillers is nestled high in the Rocky Mountains at 9000 ft. in the charming town of Crested Butte, Colorado. Our high alpine location makes great sense for making rum, since the altitude positively affects almost every aspect of fermenting, distilling and aging rum.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
Taking Sustainability Deep

By Karen Hoskin 
November 5, 2018

In this day and age of jargon and dubious news, we hear terms such as green, sustainable, carbon footprint, renewable and eco-friendly daily. We rarely share a definition for these terms. A company might implement one sustainability practice and then call themselves a green company. Another company may go deep with hundreds of eco-friendly practices in every aspect of their work, and nobody ever hears about it.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
What’ll It Be, Cowboy? The Perfect Booze for Your ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Binge

Rockstar Games’ newest title, Red Dead Redemption 2 — the next installment in the series and the first since 2010’s Red Dead Redemption — is a masterpiece of a game. From the 60 hours of storyline gameplay to the open world that reacts to you as much as you react to it to the fact that you can spend as much time as you want doing nothing more than petting street dogs, there is something for everyone who has ever picked up a video game controller at least once in their life.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
Podcast: Ep. 20 | Karen Hoskin Montanya Rum

Karen Hoskin can be described as a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of businesses over the years.  She is perhaps best known for Montanya Distillers, however, which produces craft rum right here in Crested Butte.  The tasting room, located in the heart of Crested Butte on Elk Avenue across the street from the post office, has become one of Crested Butte’s go-to visits for small plates and a delicious rum cocktail (or two!).  In this podcast episode, Karen and I discussed her business endeavors, the process of making rum in the Colorado mountains, and making the move from Silverton, where Montanya’s originally started. 

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
Podcast: Work: A Rum Distiller

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Karen Hoskin is a rum distiller: that’s pretty cool, right? But here's what’s especially interesting about Karen: She’s a woman in a field where's simply not a lot of women, she had no experience making rum (or any sort of liquor, really) when she began, and... a rum distiller in Colorado? That’s an unusual place for making rum.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
Insider’s Guide to Crested Butte with local Zach Pickett

Crested Butte is one of the coolest ski towns of Colorado. Off the beaten track, a colorful heritage town with a rocking Main Street filled with locals on cruiser bikes in the snow and some of the best ski terrain in the USA.

What’s not to love?

Zach Pickett fell in love with the town over five years ago and hasn’t left since. He loves it so much he ended up working for Crested Butte Mountain Resort. This is his Insider Guide.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2019
Montanya Distillers Releases Volume 2 in its Elevated Cocktail Series

Posted by spiritedbiz.com | Jul 30, 2018 | CocktailsProduct ReleaseSpiritsOtherConsumerPress Releases

Montanya Distiller’s mixologist maven and co-founder, Karen Hoskin, is at it again. With so many new favorite recipes now being served daily at Montanya’s tasting room, Karen decided her first cocktail book needed a companion. “Elevated Cocktails Volume 2: Craft Bartending with Montanya Rum” includes new tasting room favorites, hot cocktails, batch recipes, and infusions.

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