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Brews With Views

This will be our fifth year to offer the popular Brews with Views trips. Guests enjoy the best of the West, as we combine rafting the beautiful Rogue River with handcrafted ales.

Brews with ViewsFor 2014, we’ve already scheduled 2 trips with 2 different breweries and threw in a meadery to keep things buzzing! And there’s definitely more on the way. Selections range from one of the original craft brewers in the country to an up-and-coming brewery located near our office in Hood River, Oregon. Simply choose your favorite brewery and join us for a trip worth savoring!

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company | Chico, CA

Sierra Nevada got their start in 1979 with the simple goal of brewing exceptional ales and lagers. Using premium ingredients including copious amounts of hops, by 1980 they had created a landmark in American craft brewing: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which is now a nationwide favorite. With a special offering for each season (Summerfest’s tangy hops will pair nicely with the Rogue’s sunny afternoons) and a large collection of Limited Selections, Sierra Nevada’s trip on the Rogue will please both casual and serious microbrew fans.

Double Mountain Brewery | Hood River, OR + Nectar Creek Honeywine | Corvallis, OR

Join us as owner and brewmaster Matt Swihart tags along and teaches you all about Double Mountain brews. Double Mountain Brewery was founded in 2007 with a mission to make great beer for craft beer fans.

Double Mountain Beer + Good Food = Perfect!
Double Mountain Beer + Good Food = Perfect!

All of their offerings are served unfiltered and long-aged, to deliver maximum flavor and character. With an aim to satisfy both the hardcore aficionados and the more casual craft beer fan, all in the same glass, they are making a name for themselves with favorites like the powerful IPA, Hop Lava (made with hops grown here in the Northwest), and the dry-hopped pale ale known as The Vaporizer.

Also on board will be Nick Lorenz from Nectar Creek Honeywine, a world-class meadery in Corvallis. Nick’s mead is made from 100% Oregon honey and is naturally gluten-free. You’ll savor the wildflower, raspberry, and ginger “session” meads on this trip.

Base Camp Brewing | Portland, OR

Base Camp Brewing is all about partnering the best beer with the best adventure. Join their brewmasters on the Rogue to experience firsthand this beautiful partnership. Base Camp is making waves in the Portland craft brew scene and they are stoked to share their crafts with all of you adventure-minded folks. They’re excited to bring their signature aluminum bottles on this trip as “This is what these things are made for!” From their crisp and smooth In-Tents Pale Lager to the malty, chocolatey S’more Stout, there will be a new and exciting beer for everyone.

The bonus: Base Camp is in the process of creating a special “location” beer series made with native edibles from various places in the Northwest. They’re working hard to have the Rogue-specific beer premier on this trip!

Deschutes Brewery | Bend, OR

Deschutes Brewery started brewing handcrafted ales back in 1988 and has since become a household name in Oregon. Their flagship Black Butte Porter features a rich flavor with distinctive chocolate notes and a roasted finish, perfect for an evening spent riverside. Mirror Pond Pale Ale features hops balanced with Crystal malts resulting in Deschutes most popular beer. On using whole flower hops, we’re big fans of Mother Nature and keeping our brewing ingredients as close as possible to what she provides.

The bonus: You can’t get more ‘Oregon’ than Deschutes. Check out this video about the namesakes of their many beers. Now if we could only get them to name one after the Rogue…

“Brews with Views = Best idea ever.” – Kevin Lee, Portland, OR