River & Trail Outfitters Brews Up Boating & Beer Fun With A Kayaking And Brewery Tour Combo!

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River & Trail Outfitters fills beer lovers to the rim with a fun boating and beer dynamic duo, padding on the Monocacy River, followed by sipping quenching samples and pints of beer at Barley & Hops Microbrewery.

River and Trail Outfitters Boat and Brew Tour

Boat and Brew Paddling in Late September: On To The Brewery!

This tour is a real crowd pleaser. It’s a fun, stress-busting way to enjoy nature, play on our beautiful waterways and then chill out savoring delicious local handcrafted beer. - Natasha Baihly, President River & Trail Outfitters

River and Trails Outfitters has partnered with Barley & Hops Brewery, in Frederick, Md., to create the ultimate goodtime frothy boat and brew day to satiate outdoor enthusiasts with a thirst for cold, frosty artisanal beer.

The quenching dynamic duo day launches Saturday mornings at 10:30 with a relaxing guided 5.8 miles kayak or canoe tour along the mellow Monocacy River, the second largest tributary of the Potomac with a few moderate lively ledges and riffles. Paddlers of all level will share the waterways with Black Ducks, Mallards and visiting Sandpipers, while drinking in the surrounding fragrant forest, farmlands and breathtaking Catoctin Mountains. It's eye-candy to the soul.

The schmoozy-cruise caps off at Barley and Hops Microbrewery, where the folks there believe “Life’s too short to drink bad beer.” Brew Master William Golden shares his blending wealth of knowledge during a light-handed educational tour of the popular brewery. Afterwards, its tasting time! Paddlers get to sample half dozen handcrafted brews - with fun names like Dirty Little Blonde Lager, Annapolis Rock Ale and German-inspired seasonal Highway to Helle – then choose their favorite and kick back on the patio with a pint of deliciousness. Tasty beer snacks such as mozzarella cheese sticks, veggies and onion rings are provided, while burgers, ribs, sandwiches and salads can be ordered off the menu at an additional cost.

“This tour is a real crowd pleaser. It’s a fun, stress-busting way to enjoy nature, play on our beautiful waterways and then chill out savoring delicious local handcrafted beer.” Says Natasha Baihly, who runs River & Trail with her father Lee Baihly and other family members.

No prior paddling experience needed, River & Trail Outfitters provides an interpretive guide, paddling gear, boat and PFD. They even provide a complete list of “things to bring” recommendations.

Boat & Beer Tour Dates: Saturdays on June 23, July 14, July 28, August 18, September 15, October 6, October 20., Cost: $86 per adult (over 21).

River & Trail Outfitters of Knoxville, Maryland was founded in 1972 by Lee & Eunsook Baihly, natives of Minnesota and Korea. Lee with his Eagle Scout's experience used his knowledge and love for the outdoors to build a high-quality professional outfitter focusing on safety and excellent customer service. River & Trail is licensed by the Department of Natural Resources and is a member of America Outdoors and Virginia Professional Paddlesports Association. Four decades later, River and Trail remains a family-run operation and full-service outfitter with over one hundred staff offering a wide variety of quality outdoor trips in and outside the Tri-State (Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia) area. http://www.rivertrail.com

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