Muralist coming to Monashee Spirits for LunaFest

For the last five years, or so, Kupskay, known as Kups, has been a full time artist, and though recently that means he will paint anything he can get his hands on, it often means full scale projects like another he is working on in Port Moody–a 85 ft by 15 ft wall for a bakery.

And, at the end of September, he will be creating a mural at Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery as well as doing live art for LUNA Noctural Art and Wonder on Sept. 29.

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Mid-Summer's Night Green 2018

The Revelstoke Local Food Initiative is proud to be bringing back the 5th annual Midsummer Night’s Green. This celebration of local food and sustainability, hosted at Terra Firma Farms is the biggest fundraiser for the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative.

This not-to-be missed event is a locally-sourced, five-course dinner curated by local chef Benoit Pageou and his team; paired with wines from Marionette Winery. Enjoy drinks by Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie Brewing Co and Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery as well as music by the Bob Rogers Quartet and Stacie Kathleen

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Word of Mouth: Revelstoke BC

Made with all local ingredients, Monashee Spirits is one of the few certified organic distilleries in Canada—using natural spring water and sustainable processes. Constantly experimenting with new flavor spirits that tie in with the community, there are some adventurous ones to try—from their garlic vodka for the Revelstoke Garlic Festival or their Bear Aware brandy that uses local fruits from the trees that attract bears in town. (Removing the fruit help the bears stay away.)

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Hurry hard to Revelstoke for curling (and cocktail) fun

REVELSTOKE, B.C.—In my mind it’s a beautiful thing, the stone spinning out of my hand with a perfectly steady counter-clockwise turn, sliding effortlessly down the sheet, cruising all the way to the button without even a single stroke from the sweepers, with me gliding likewise, perfectly — even majestically — behind it.

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Rising to the Top- Monashee Spirits

Life’s path can take hard turns when you least expect it. Those lemons can be left to rot, or one can make lemonade… or vodka, or liqueur… So when Josh McLafferty suffered a career-ending accident, he and his wife Jen decided that they were going to search for a way forward that they both enjoyed.

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Local Farm Tours and Cocktails!

Part.2 of the LFI Farm Tour Series consists of 2 local commercial farms Greenslide Cattle Co. and Terra Firma Farms – showing you how much fresh, local food can be produced in this small town of Revelstoke!

Transportation and herb-y Monashee Spirit cocktail included in ticket price.

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Monashee Spirits will soon offer cocktails

Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery is one step closer to offering mixed drinks in Revelstoke.

The local company, based out of 307 Mackenzie Ave., had their request for a lounge endorsement for their existing manufacturer’s license with the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch approved by city council last week.

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LFI - Garden & Art Tour

From original farmsteads to wildly manicured masterpieces to urban farms, each garden has history to share with all who want to appreciate it. These carefully selected gardens are paired with creations from local artists to produce a beautiful display. There are a variety of gardens planned and many art projects are in the works, such as the Fierce Art Project and ‘Artinis’ by Monashee Spirits.

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Baz One at Dose Coffee

We checked out the June 8 art show at Dose Cafe featuring the works of Whistler artist BAZ ONE, who was commissioned to create the large new mural in the cafe. The show (ongoing at the time of this posting) featured cocktails using Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery liquors and lots of gourmet canapes from the staff at Dose.

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More Trans BC Enduro Fun

With one more grind to the Monashee Spirits cocktail station, riders put their heads down and pushed back up to the top, where their spirits where rejuvenated with a shot of Vulcan’s fire, and raspberry lemon mojitos.

“It was refreshing to calm the nerves before the last stage of a very long week,” said Aaron Grutzmacher (Jackson, WY) Open Men. “If I had known I would be riding looser and more relaxed, I would have considered carrying a flask all week.”

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10 Things to See & Do in the Kootenays

First it was craft breweries. Now, it’s craft distilleries that are starting to pop up in local communities everywhere, and BC is no different. In Revelstoke, Monashee Spirits recently opened its doors specializing in small batch spirits and bitters using local ingredients, pure mountain spring water and sustainable practices.

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Take a Tour of the new Farmers Market

Here’s something different at the market: Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery products lovingly made by Josh McLafferty (right) and his wife Jen (not present). The local distillery is already making a name for itself. It won the People’s Choice Award Winning Spirit at the East Kootenay Distillery Festival. David F. Rooney photo

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