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! 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.
Choose from the following sandwiches: Veggie, Ham, Chicken, Turkey, or Roast Beef
Water is not included to encourage people to bring their own water bottles (32 ounces+) on the trip and save trash.
canoe or kayak rentals
award-winning beer tasting
*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.
Less than 18 hrs notice?
spaces fill fast
Groups of 20 or more to book your private Boat and Brew Trip.
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:
To Book Your Best Western Stay: Call the hotel direct at 301-695-6200.
Canoe or Kayak the Monocacy River and find yourself at Barley and Hops in Frederick Maryland!
IMPORTANT: We Do NOT meet at River & Trail!
Directions From Washington DC to the Mouth of the Monocacy
From MD- 190 W, traveling west, turn right on Esworthy Road.After 2 miles take a slight right on Seneca Rd. Turn left onto MD-28 W/ Darnestown Rd. Continue to follow MD- 28 W twelve and a half miles. Turn left on the Mouth of Monocacy RD, bear right and the parking lot will be on your right.
AFTER TRIP, Directions from Mouth of Monocacy to Frederick MD
From the Mouth of the Monocacy parking lot veer Left onto Mouth of Monocacy Rd, take a Left on MD- 28 W towards Dr Belt road continue on to MD 85 N/ Buckeystown Pike. Stay on for 10 miles use left hand lanes to turn left on MD-355 N which will turn into Market Street where you can find parking roadside or in one of five parking structures.
AFTER TRIP , Directions from Mouth of Monocacy to Barley and Hops, Frederick MD
From the Mouth of the Monocacy parking lot veer Left onto Mouth of Monocacy Rd, take a Left on MD- 28 W towards Dr Belt road turn right on Park Mills Rd. After 7 miles turn left on MD-355 N after a mile and a half to Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery will be on the right.
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