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2011-06-29 - Mount Washington Introduces Scotch to Suds!

Image: 2011 Suds and Scotch logo.

As the snow stubbornly recedes from the mountain and winter transitions to summer, change is in the air at Mount Washington. 

Beerfest, an 11-year staple for mountain festival-goers, will be transformed this year with a little help from beer's malted-barley cousin, Scotch.

Mount Washington's inaugural Suds and Scotch Festival takes place Friday, July 8th at the Raven Lodge. The event runs from 6pm to 9pm.

“After 11 years of Beerfest, it was time to change things up a bit,” explains Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain. “Suds and Scotch maintains the essence of Beerfest but delivers some polish with the introduction of Scotch to the evening.”

Akin to Beerfest, amazing live music will play an integral part in the Suds and Scotch evening. The West Coast's own Tina Jones band will provide an eclectic mix of groove lounge, deep house, funk, soul, and blues standards to the lively atmosphere at this year's festival.

In addition to great live music, the following breweries and distilleries will be in attendance: Vancouver Island Brewery, Driftwood Brewery, Lakeport Brewing Company, Alexander Keith's, Kokanee, Tofino Brewing Company, Lighthouse Brewing Company, Surgenor Brewing Company, Granville Island Brewing, Phillips Brewing Company, Stanley Park Brewery, Grolsch Brewery, Pilsner Urquell, plus a selection of fine scotch distilleries from Diageo.

Entry to Suds and Scotch is just $25 plus tax and includes five tasting tickets, a souvenir glass, and the chance to win great prizes. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each with most beer samples requiring one ticket per sample and scotch samples ranging from one to three tickets each.

Mount Washington will be offering free shuttle buses to and from the event.  Shuttle buses will depart at 5:15pm from the Driftwood Mall (Courtenay) and will return guests there safely after the event.  Bus capacity is limited and will accommodate passengers with pre-purchased ticket orders only on a first-come, first-served basis.

The best way to enjoy your Suds and Scotch weekend is to make it an overnight experience! Suds and Scotch Getaway packages begin at $75* per person and include your festival ticket, one-night accommodation, and breakfast buffet Saturday morning at Fat Teddy's Grill. *Prices are based on four people sharing a two bedroom condo.

To book your Suds and Scotch tickets, go to the online store at or call the reservations line at 1-888-231-1499. For the complete list of summer festivals at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, visit

Mount Washington Alpine Resort’s Suds and Scotch takes place Friday, July 8th at the spectacular Raven Lodge. Accommodation Packages are available for anyone wishing to spend the night on the mountain. To book your accommodations please call 1-888-231-1499.  Surf to for additional information including live mountain cams.


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