Beer Vacations

Our Craft Beer Tasting trips are the beer lovers’ alternative to our regular departures, and combine mouthwatering menus and hand-selected micro brews. After each day of vigorous river rafting, enjoy gourmet meals paired with craft-brewed lagers and ales.

Tuolumne River, CA
2 Days 
May 12 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. & Chef Chip Roberts
3 Days 
July 9 | 21st Amendment Brewery & Chef Chip Roberts

Rogue River, OR
4 Days
June 9 | Southern Oregon Brewing Company & Chef Aaron Woo
June 28 | Southern Oregon Brewing Company & Chef Jeff Passerotti

Lower Salmon River, ID
4 Days
July 14 | Big Sky Brewing Company & Chef Eric Conte
September 6 | Payette Brewing Company & Chef Eric Conte

“Everything was exceptional - I honestly think that it could not have been any better. Enjoying an exceptional meal, with a world-class beer, with a professional crew of staff at a place only accessible by raft. I feel restricted by not being able to rate [the trip] any higher than excellent. For me, the trip was nothing short of perfection.”

- Randall McCutcheon, Palmdale, CA (Rogue River Craft Beer Tasting Trip)




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Craft Beer Tasting

"He was a wise man who invented beer." Plato

Why does beer taste so good after a day on the river?  Maybe because beer is mostly water and paddling through exhilarating rapids can leave you parched.  In any case, we think you'll agree that after an active day of adventure, enjoying hand-selected micros-brews on the banks of a river is about as good as it gets.  Hang out with new friends and sip a few beers beneath the stars while enjoying inspired culinary offerings prepared by a gourmet chef to compliment and enhance the taste of each brew. Cheers!

Sample Menu

As prepared by Chef David Georgeson of the Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland, Oregon


  • crawfish fritters with saffron aioli
  • seared albacore tuna loin with wasabi cream
  • roasted red pepper hummus with pita chips and vegetables


  • hawaiian pink sea salt crusted fillet of alaskan copper river sockeye salmon with a pineapple salsa, coconut infused wild rice pilaf, and olive oil tossed micro mustard greens


  • pear-cornmeal upside down cake with a maple infused mascarpone cheese, fennel coulis and dried pear chip

Featured Craft Beer Tasting Trips from O.A.R.S.

Tuolumne River, CA: May 12 – 2-day, July 9 – 3-day
The Tuolumne River near Yosemite offers thrilling early-season Class IV whitewater —sandy beaches, tumbling creeks and waterfalls adorn the river corridor and its side canyons—perfect for hand-selected micro brews and hors d’oeuvres in the evening followed by a savory brewer’s feast.

Rogue River, OR: June 9, 28 – 4-day
This Rogue River adventure in southern Oregon includes four days of Class III whitewater rafting through scenic forests, meadows and narrow gorges, three nights of camping on large sandy beaches and delicious wilderness cuisine paired with craft-brewed lagers and ales. This is an adventure that shouldn't be missed.

Lower Salmon River, ID: July 14, Sep 6 – 4-day
The Lower Salmon River in Idaho meanders warm, wide and mellow through the warmer, drier canyon country of the Seven Devils and contains some of Idaho’s most famous whitewater rapids, gorges and viewscapes. And then there are the beautiful white sandy beaches to kick back on while enjoying an assortment of ice-cold and refreshing micro-brews paired with some delicious gourmet cuisine.

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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
O.A.R.S. Companies Inc.,
PO Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222