Frederick, MD Breweries Tour

  • Dates: No currently scheduled tours. Please call us for custom group tours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $75
  • Includes: 3 Breweries, Beer Tasting, Snacks, Shuttle, Parking, Gratuities
  • Location: Frederick, MD

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If You Love Craft Beer This Tour Is For You!

Love foam mustaches and hoppy trails?  Then come drink with us as we try some ales!  Join River & Trail for one of our favorite expeditions on dry land – a libatious tour of Frederick Maryland’s favorite beer!  Join us as we  taste our way through 3 breweries, each with its own twist on this treasured fermented potion.  Located just a short 40 minute drive from Washington, DC and Baltimore beltways, this tour offers you a FUN & easy way to explore the delicious brews that Frederick has to offer and all with the added bonus of supporting local business!  Our staff will ensure you and your friends have a lively fun-filled trip full of opportunities to create the perfect day to be talked about for years to come.  All of this of course will center around what you came for most of all, tasting the local craft brews to your delight!

Tour Information

  • No shuttle tours currently scheduled – Click here to view Boat & Brew tour dates
    Call us at 301-834-9950 for upcoming tour dates.

    FEATURED BREWERIES: Olde Mother, Barley & Hops, & Flying Dog
    *substitutions for breweries may be made based on availability
    TOUR DAYS & TIMES: When tour is running – Saturdays, 12:30pm (Meet Hampton Inn), Approximately 4:30pm return to cars. Groups of 10 or more may request custom dates.

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    Custom wine & other beer itineraries available for groups of 10 or more!

    (And all for just $75/person!)

    > Beer Tastings & Behind the Scenes Look of the Finest Frederick Breweries

    > Snacks Along the Way

    • At Barley & Hops serving “great American casual food…and the best selection of on-site brewed craft beer in the area

    > Shuttle Service with Professional (& FUN!) Driver

    • We provide shuttle service to all the stops starting and ending at the Hampton Inn (5311 Buckeystown Pike in Frederick, Maryland).
      *Ask us about the option to overnight at the Hampton Inn with prior reservations

    > Parking & Gratuities

    (*Please Note: We must have a minimum of 10 people booked to run this tour. If you have any questions please give us a call at 301-834-9950.)

  • Q: What should I wear on the tour?
    A: Please dress comfortably and appropriate for the current weather. Our bus does have A/C and heating to keep you comfortable while in the bus. We recommend wearing comfortable, closed-toed shoes. We will be walking and standing during the tours and are visiting working industrial facilities.

    Q: Is there a bathroom on the bus?
    A: NO- We recommend using the facilities before we leave each venue. Time between destinations averages about 10-15 minutes. You’ll have ample warning before leaving each stop to give you a chance to “do your thing.”

    Q: Can I bring my own beer on the bus?
    A: Remember you will get a lot of Beverages on the tour. We have a cooler full of water, and you can use it to cool anything you might purchase during the tour to bring home. Please note, drinking out of glass containers is not allowed while on board our buses.

    Q: Can I smoke on the bus?
    A: No. The law prohibits smoking while on the bus, and the law further prohibits smoking indoors at the venues. Please note that our company policy also prohibits the use of “electric cigarettes” or “e-cigarettes” on-board our buses.

    Q: Do you allow minors on tours?
    A: All tour participants must be 21 years or older.
    *There is a teetotaler ticket available.

    Q: Who is River & Trail Outfitters (RTO Tours)?
    A: We are an owner-operator, based near Harpers Ferry, WV in Knoxville, MD, specializing in tours both on and off the water. We offer both public and private educational group tours to local craft breweries and brewpubs. We are not a party bus service. Although the party is on our bus!

    Q: Are all of the tips included or What should I tip?
    A: Tips for your driver or beer guide are optional and at your discretion. If you had some fun, learned something, or felt the driving was safe-feel free to show them some love! Add to Gratuities for waitstaff and servers if you wish, but some tip money is included in your tour price.

    Q: Is there a minimum number of people required for a tour?
    A: There is a 10 person minimum overall- many fun small groups gather to reach this number…. making new friends is part of the fun.

We Look Forward To You Joining Us!

Please Note: Spaces on these popular trips are limited and fill fast. Book Now To Secure Your Spot!