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.
“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)
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!
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 7 – 2-day; July 3 – 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 prepared by an executive chef.
Rogue River, OR: June 24 – 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 9 – 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.