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River & Trail Outfitters Brews Up Boating & Beer Fun!

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 And Hops Microbrewery.

Kayaking Fall Boat & Brew River & Trail Outfitter’s has partnered with Barley And 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 Larry Pomerantz shares his blending wealth of knowledge during a light-handed educational tour of the popular brewery. Afterwards, it’s tasting time!Beer Tasting 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.


Barley and Hops InteriorThe final price of $86.00/person includes: canoe or kayak rentals, guide, all equipment, award-winning beer tasting, parking, and tax. Tips for the guide(s) and bartender are appreciated, but not expected. Please bring a bag lunch in a waterproof container to enjoy on our trip. A box picnic lunch can be provided for an additional $10/person and MUST BE ORDERED AHEAD OF TIME. Group discounts for groups of 25 or more receive $2 off the price before tax.

 What better way to spend a Spring Weekend?

On a Very Special Trip after your paddle you'll get free entry into the Maryland Craft Beer Festival at Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick, MD! Over 80 beers, great food, live music, and unique shopping. Six 4 oz beer tasting tokens and official springfest tasting glass included. $95.00/adult $88.00/for designated drivers. Add 5% amusement tax + $2 user fee/person.

Food Options

Choose from the following sandwiches: Veggie, Ham, and Chicken
Water is not included to encourage people to bring their own water bottles (32 ounces+) on the trip and save trash.

2015 Tour Dates

Click on the dates below to book on-line

Or Call (301) 834-9950

June 13, 2015 Saturday
June 27, 2015 Saturday
July 11, 2015 Saturday
July 25, 2015 Saturday
August 8, 2015 Saturday

August 22, 2015 Saturday

September 19, 2015 Saturday
October 3, 2015 Saturday
October 17, 2015 Saturday

Less than 2 days notice?
call 301-834-9950
spaces fill fast

Groups of 20 or more to book your private Boat and Brew Trip.

Itinerary Dress & Directions Group Info

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 Special Deals

Boat & Brew Adventure! River & Trail Outfitters is proud to partner with Best Western Historic Frederick to offer our guests this exclusive opportunity. Experience the very best of Frederick’s scenic surroundings on the river and at the brewery, then spend the night at a hotel close to downtown Frederick's historic district, at a valuable discounted rate. Here’s how it works:

  • Book R&T Outfitters’ “Boat & Brew” Adventure with us by calling 301-834-9950.

  • Add an overnight stay at Best Western for only $83.00 + tax. That’s a savings of over $25 on your overnight stay, including breakfast in the morning!

To Book Your Best Western Stay: Call the hotel direct at 301-695-6200.

10:00am Meet the group at the river take-out below the Monocacy River bridge
10:30am Depart for river put-in
2:00pmish Take off the water, change from river shoes into close-toed shoes and drive to brewery (sandals are not permitted in brewery due to OSHA law)
2:30pm-4:30pm Brewery Tour and kick back and enjoy the beer!
*Trip length may vary according to current water levels. Please plan accordingly.

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