Sun Country Tours in Bend, Oregon Kicks Off Raft n’ Brew Trips


(Photo courtesy of Sun Country Tours)

Sun Country Tours kicks off its popular Raft n’ Brew whitewater rafting trips this Wednesday, July 1, in partnership with local breweries and non-profit organizations. This special edition of the Big Eddy Thriller rafting trip will take place every Wednesday at 4:30pm through August 26 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 will benefit various local charities. Tickets for Raft n’ Brew are $53 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 visitors and locals,” said Sun Country Tours President Dennis Oliphant. “The added bonus of being able to help local charities with their fundraising supports our business philosophy of giving back to the community whenever we have the opportunity.”

2015 Raft n’ Brew Schedule:
July 1: Deschutes Brewery, benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend
July 8: Deschutes Brewery, benefiting Tour des Chutes
July 15: GoodLife Brewing, benefiting the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation
July 22: Cascade Lakes Brewing, benefiting the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
July 29: Deschutes Brewery, benefiting the Central Oregon Trail Alliance
August 5: Boneyard Beer, benefiting Ten Friends
August 12: Cascade Lakes Brewing, benefiting Oregon Adaptive Sports
August 19: 10 Barrel Brewing, benefiting the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance
August 26: Three Creeks Brewing, benefiting the Deschutes River Conservancy

About Sun Country Tours:
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 was recently awarded with Hall of Fame status by
TripAdvisor. Sun Country Tours is headquartered in Bend, with other locations in Sunriver. For
more information, please go to or call 541.382.6277.


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