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Rogue Wilderness Adventures
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GRANTS PASS, Ore.—Two great Oregon traditions—whitewater rafting and micro brewed beer—will come together this Labor Day weekend as Rogue Wilderness Adventures launches their first “Paddles and Pints” trip. This veteran rafting company who has been taking guests down the Rogue River for over 38 years is partnering with Oregon brew master Mark Vickery for days of thrilling whitewater and sipping on frosty, delicious locally crafted beers.
With over 20 years of brewing experience and an armful of awards for beers like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter, Mark Vickery has a resume that reflects his professional expertise in the beer world. For the last five years Mark has been the head brewer at Golden Valley Brewery in McMinnville, Oregon. Mark honed his beer making skills in the trenches at the Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, where he and his fellow brewers created some of the most iconic beers the world has seen. Marks passion is to create beers that use fresh hops and other local ingredients that are available near the brewery.
This trip will be a 4 day, 3 night rafting excursion down the wild and scenic Rogue River Canyon. During the day, the staff of Rogue Wilderness Adventures will take paddlers down one of the most beautiful whitewater rivers in the country. Evenings will be spent camping on sandy beaches as guides serve mouthwatering riverside fare that perfectly complements beer tasting: dishes like steak, grilled shrimp, and fajitas. Mark will be lecturing each evening on his favorite beer types and how each one is created.
The beer tastings are as follows:
First Night: Northwest pale ales and Indian pale ales,
Second Night: Pilsners and Lagers, German, Czech, Dutch, Mexican and American
Third Night: Belgian Beers like Whit beer, Trappist Dubbel, exotic hybrids from Belgium
The trip includes all meals, beer, equipment, guides, and transportation. The trip price is $899 per person plus $36 in government fees. This “Paddles and Pints” rafting trip is Friday August 28th thru Monday August 31st. For more information, visit the website or contact Brad Niva at 541-479-9554.
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