Mount Washington kicks off its summer festival season with an annual favourite.
Suds and Scotch, the finest beer and scotch sampling event of the summer, takes place this Friday. Suds and Scotch returns to the scenic Raven Lodge and the doors open at 6 p.m. with sampling continuing to 9. “This festival has it all,” explains Mount Washington event co-ordinator Marina Stevenson. “We have a great variety of beer and scotch along with an amazing view and the unique and upbeat sounds of Kytami.” The Suds and Scotch event at Mount Washington has always been recognized for the quality of live music and this year is no different. Former Delhi to Dublin violinist Kytami promises to bring high energy and infectious beats to the evening. Known as a “violinist extremist,” Kytami will throw down some furious violin over beats by Vancouver DJ ThePhonograff. In addition to the sizzling live music, the following breweries will be in attendance: Labatt, Vancouver Island Brewery, Islander Lager, Driftwood Brewery, Tofino Brewing Company, Lighthouse Brewing Company, Granville Island Brewing, Phillips Brewing Company, Stanley Park Brewery, Grolsch Brewery, Innis & Gunn, Asahi, Whistler Brewing Co, Peroni and Hells Gate Brewing. Whiskey distilleries include Whyte & McKay Scotch, The Johnnie Walker Scotch Collection and Bulleit Bourbon. Entry to Suds and Scotch is $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 during the event. Mount Washington is offering free shuttle buses to and from the event. They depart at 5:15 p.m. from the Zellers side of the Driftwood Mall in Courtenay and returns guests safely after the event. Bus capacity is limited and will accommodate passengers who request a ride online or by phone. To book your Suds and Scotch tickets, go to the online store at mountwashington.ca or call the reservations line at 1-888-231-1499.
For a complete list of summer events at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, visit mountwashington.ca.
— Mount Washington Alpine Resort