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Beer Inspired Paddling Tour- The Best of Boats & Local Beer


This combination can’t be beat…. Only 45 minutes from the DC and Baltimore beltways, River & Trail Outfitters offers this unique way to spend your Saturday, boating to the brewery. Join us on the Monocacy River, the second largest tributary of the Potomac. Enjoy 5.8 miles of easy cruising, with a few riffles and ledges to break up the mellow waters. Lush farm fields, wooded bluffs and occasional views of Catoctin Mountain are an amazing find so close to Frederick. After your paddle, visit Barley and Hops Microbrewery where you will enjoy an informative tour through the working brewery by Master Brewer William Golden. His expertise and knowledge of the brewing process along with the aromas of the barley and hops will keep you mesmerized. Afterwards, you’ll gather on the covered patio or indoors for a sampling of their stellar brews, and glass of your favorite beer on the house! Appetizers are included.

Authored by Natasha Baihly

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