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- Guiding outdoor enthusiasts for over 35 years your experience will be led by a certified American Canoe Association instructor
- Kayak or canoe the Monocacy River, the second largest tributary of the Potomac
- Picnic lunch included
- Visit Barley and Hops Microbrewery for appetizers and to sample 6 of their delicious brews!
Spend an afternoon paddling the Monocacy River and relaxing with a cold beer on the Paddle and Brewery Tour!
Paddle by canoe or kayak 5.8 miles along the Monocacy River, the second largest tributary of the Potomac. Enjoy easy cruising along this gentle stretch of river surrounded by nature with only a few riffles and ledges to break up the calm waters. Take views of lush farm fields, wooded bluffs and Catocin Mountain along the way.
After your paddle visit Barley and Hops Microbrewery where you will not only tour the brewery, but learn about the brewing process from Master Brewer William Golden. His knowledge and expertise along with the aromas of the barley and hops will captivate you.
To wrap up this fun day you will have a chance to relax either on the covered patio or indoors for a sampling of their tasty brews. Enjoy appetizers such as mozzarella cheese sticks, onion rings and a veggie platter.
- Participants must be at least 21 years of age
- Includes canoe or kayak rental
- Picnic lunch included: choose from either a veggie, ham or chicken sandwich with chips and seasonal fruit
- A water bottle is highly recommended as water is not included
10:00 AM: Check in at the Monocacy Aqueduct Parking lot
10:30 AM: Depart for river put-in
2:00 PM: Take off the water, change from river shoes into and drive to brewery (sandals are not permitted in brewery due to OSHA law)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Brewery Tour, kick back and enjoy appetizers and a flight of beer!
Up to 30 participants
This experience is only for those on the tour.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. It is recommended to wear a bathing suit in warmer weather and to wear layers in cooler weather. Jeans and cotton shirts are not recommended. Bring a dry change of clothes, a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes inside the brewery; sandals are not permitted due to OSHA law.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no exchanges or cancellations are allowed. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule in accordance with these terms will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
What is the itinerary?
10:00 AM: Meet the group at the river take-out
10:30 AM: Depart for river put-in
2:00 PM: Take off the water, change from river shoes into closed-toe shoes and drive to brewery (sandals are not permitted in brewery due to OSHA law)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Brewery Tour, enjoy appetizers and a flight of beer!
Is beer included at the brewery?
Yes, you will receive a flight of beers.
What should I wear?
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. It is recommended to wear a bathing suit in warmer weather and to wear layers in cooler weather. Jeans and cotton shirts are not recommended. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes inside the brewery; sandals are not permitted due to OSHA law.
What should I bring?
It is recommended to bring a dry change of clothes, a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle.
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"I liked the kayaking part. But I figured that the brewery would be closer to where we were kayaking. They have a kayaking and winery tour that is like that, and that sounds like something I would want to book! "
"Overall the experience was great. The kayak ride was awesome, guides were friendly, and the beer tasting and and food after was a lot of fun! The only hiccup was the instructions for where to meet up for the launch were not very clear and about 2/3 of the group was waiting in the wrong location. The outfitters handled it very well and everything was straightened out eventually."
"We had a great experience booking with Cloud 9. The representatives were very helpful! They tour guide- Maury and tour itself were great. One thing I did notice though, was the description was a tad misleading from the actual tour. We did not see lush farmlands or the Catocin Mts while kayaking. Also, the brewery was in a Target parking lot. Not quite the scene I pictured, but none the less, still a very nice time. "