River & Trail Outfitters fills beer lovers to the rim with a fun boating and beer dynamic duo. Start by paddling down the Monocacy River then follow it by sipping quenching samples and pints of beer at Barley and Hops Microbrewery.
River & Trail Outfitters has partnered with Barley And Hops Brewery, in Frederick, MD to create the ultimate good time 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 levels 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.” Head brewer Eric Gleason 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 handcrafted brews – with fun names like Annapolis Rocks Pale Ale, Francis Scott Key IPA, and seasonals such as Dirty Love & Moulin Bruges. Tasty appetizers make the beer taste even better 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.
Less than 24 hrs notice? Call 301-834-9950
*spaces fill fast
Add 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee/person
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 to bring
Canoe or Kayak the Monocacy River and find yourself at Barley and Hops in Frederick Maryland!
Directions to Paddling Portion of the Trip
IMPORTANT: We do NOT meet at River & Trail!
Directions From Washington DC to the Mouth of the Monocacy
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.
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.
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.
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