Mt Washington Tapped

Mount Washington’s popular Tapped Beer Festival returns to the scenic Raven Lodge on Friday, July 11 from 6 to 9pm.

This year’s edition returns with three perfect ingredients: beer, food and music!

”The Tapped Festival concept went over very well last season,” explains Brian Gorman, event organizer with the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports. “So we’re bringing back over a dozen breweries, we’re hosting another pig roast on a spit in front of the Raven Lodge and we’ve invited Sets in the West to play some traditional Irish and East Coast music throughout the evening.”

Tapped showcases the best in the world of brews from Vancouver Island to the East Coast. To date, Tapped will include beers from Driftwood, Lighthouse, Phillips, Vancouver Island, Spinnakers, Tofino, Big Rock, Central City, Granville Island, Molson, Whistler and Bowen Island. Lone Tree Cider will also be in attendance serving up BC ciders.

In addition to the wide array of beers, delicious food and foot-stomping music, a beer seminar will be conducted by Jeff Lucas from Cascadia Liquor Stores. A variety of beer styles will be explained and the seminar will include helpful tips for pairing beer with food.

Tickets to the event are $25 per person and include a souvenir tasting glass. You can save 10% when you purchase your Tapped ticket, shuttle and pig roast online at

Festival tickets can also be purchased at the Cascadia Liquor Store in the Comox Valley. Net proceeds from the event support the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports.

If you’re looking to spend the evening, Mount Washington’s Tapped Festival package includes one night accommodation, festival ticket and breakfast Saturday morning. Packages start at $85 per person based on four people sharing a two-bedroom condo.

For more information on Tapped, summer festivals and summer activities at Mount Washington, visit 

Photo: Vancouver Island breweries like Tofino Brewing Co. will be featured at this summer’s Tapped Festival.
Credit: Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles