Craft Beer Tasting on the Rogue River 5 Days
Scott Saulsbury of Standing Stone Brewing Company | Ashland, OR
Brewmaster Scott Saulsbury has over 20 years’ experience in the brewing industry. Previous gigs include positions at Southern Oregon Brewing Co. (S.O.B.), Steelhead Brewing Company, Bend Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, and Caldera Brewing Company. Scott will be introducing us to a variety of Standing Stone Brewing Company’s ales and lagers, made in small batches using over 85% organic grains.
Southern Oregon’s Rogue River flows 215 miles from its headwaters near Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. As it makes its way through the Wild & Scenic section amidst the lushly forested Siskiyou Mountains of old-growth conifers and meadows, abundant wildlife can be found. Playful river otters, merganser ducks, black-tailed deer, turtles and black bear are often within sight, and majestic osprey and bald eagles can sometimes be seen fighting for a freshly-caught salmon overhead.
The Rogue’s exciting Class III rapids and warm water lend itself to a variety of water craft including spunky inflatable kayaks, exciting paddle rafts and oar rafts which are ideal for folks who wish to relax while the guide rows. Swimming, hiking, fishing and historical points of interest abound along the way. Camping on one of the sandy beaches along the river offers the perfect setting for relaxing with a refreshing beer. Ahhh, the Rogue might just be the perfect Oregon river trip.