Sun Country Tours kicks off its popular Raft n’ Brew whitewater rafting trips today in partnership with local breweries and non-profit organizations. This special edition of the Big Eddy Thriller rafting trip takes place every Wednesday at 4:30pm through August 30 and includes a complimentary beer tasting after a whitewater adventure on the Upper Deschutes River just outside of Bend.
Each week, Sun Country Tours partners with a different local brewery to highlight their craft beers, and half of all proceeds from each Raft n’ Brew trip will benefit various local charities. Tickets for Raft n’ Brew are $59 each, and guests must be 21 or older.
“We are excited to combine two iconic Bend experiences–whitewater rafting and craft beer–to create a unique experience for both visitors and locals,” said Jason Montoya, Director of Activities for Sun Country Tours and Mt. Bachelor. “The added bonus of being able to help local non-profits with their fundraising supports our business philosophy of giving back to the community whenever we have the opportunity.”
2017 Raft n’ Brew Schedule:
July 5 Worthy Brewing, benefiting Tour des Chutes
July 12 Sunriver Brewing Co.,benefiting the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
July 19 Boneyard Beer, benefiting the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance
July 26 Three Creeks Brewing, benefiting Discover Your Forest
Aug. 2 Bend Brewing Co., benefiting Oregon Adaptive Sports
Aug. 9 Cascade Lakes Brewing, benefiting Boys and Girls Club of Bend
Aug. 16 Crux Fermentation, benefiting Deschutes River Conservancy
Aug. 23 Deschutes Brewery, benefiting Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
Aug. 30 Cascade Lakes Brewing, benefiting KIDS Center
Sun Country Tours has been operating on the beautiful rivers of Oregon since 1978, and is widely recognized as one of the West’s premier river outfitters. Specializing in family-fun whitewater rafting trips, Sun Country Tours is a 2016 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame award winner.
Sun Country Tours is headquartered in Bend, with another location in Sunriver.