River rafting offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the rush of negotiating epic rapids, the majesty of the great outdoors, and the menace of evil Kevin Bacon. Get all that, minus that kind of Bacon, plus beer with Rogue Wilderness' Paddles & Pints Weekend.
Teaming with an Oregon brewmaster, the whitewater vets at Rogue Wilderness Adventures are offering up three days and two nights of suds-filled dinners while you traverse a 34-mile stretch of the Rogue's "Wild" section that boasts class 3 - 4 rapids in its canyon, and two world famous rapids that're Class 4+ -- Mule Creek Canyon and Blossom Bar -- which is about as close as you'll come to (class) Six. Other than dressing yourself (damn!), RWA's got the trip covered: they provide all the necessary rafting equipment, experienced guides, and water proof bags to store your stuff while you spend up to six hours a day on whitewater stretches, alternated with mild riffles, placid pools, and narrow canyons edged by towering cliffs, but not towering Cliff Robinson, since he's probably still busy with the NBA. In the evenings you'll nosh riverside on fare like steak, grilled shrimp, and fajitas while the staff does all the work and Golden Valley brewer Mark Vickery plies you with his favorite beers and deets on how they're made; on the first night tastings'll range from Northwest pales and IPAs, to Mexican cervezas, while the 2nd night boasts Belgian style goodness like Trappist Dubbel, and exotic hybrids, which hopefully will produce lower emissions in your tent mates.
Despite the various rapids, RWA's trips are suitable for beginners and are conducted in 14-foot boats that typically carry 4 to 7 paddlers and a guide who commands the boat, which will lead to Oscar nods for all her movies, despite having killed the one guy connected to all of them.