Violinist Kytami will be the entertainment at Mount Washington’s Suds and Scotch festival Friday.

Sample the fun at Suds and Scotch

Mount Washington kicks off its summer festival season with an annual favourite, Suds and Scotch

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, July 13th.

Suds and Scotch returns to the scenic Raven Lodge and the doors open at 6 p.m. with sampling continuing to 9 p.m.

“This festival has it all,” explains Mount Washington Event Coordinator 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 be throwing 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’s, 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 and includes five tasting tickets, a souvenir glass, and the chance to win prizes.

Mount Washington is offering free shuttle buses to and from the event departing at 5:15 p.m. from the Zellers side of the Driftwood Mall in Courtenay. To book your Suds and Scotch tickets, go to the online store at or call the reservations line at 1-888-231-1499.