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Fun with Foam: Sun Country Tours Kicks Off Raft n’ Brew Whitewater Event

Rafting the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon

While we don’t condone rafting AND drinking beer, we can surely get behind rafting THEN drinking beer – two of the best parts about living in beautiful Central Oregon. Throw in a good cause and you’ve got one hell of a way to spend the afternoon.

Sun Country Tours is joining forces with Central Oregon breweries this summer for its popular Raft n’ Brew whitewater trips. The special edition Big Eddy Thriller ride happens every Wednesday at 4:30 through August 24th. The event includes a complimentary beer tasting after the whitewater adventure.

The goal is to highlight the scenic and wild Deschutes River, Central Oregon’s craft brewery scene and to give back to local non-profits. Half of all the proceeds from each Raft n’ Brew go to local charities such as the Boys and Girls Club, the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and the Habitat for Humanity.

Tickets for Raft n’ Brew are $59 each, and guests must be 21 or older.

2016 Raft n’ Brew Schedule:

June 28…GoodLife Brewing benefiting the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation
July 5 Worthy Brewing benefiting Tour des Chutes
July 12 Sunriver Brewing Co. benefiting the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
July 19 Boneyard Beer
July 26 Three Creeks Brewing
August 2 Bend Brewing Co. benefiting Oregon Adaptive Sports
August 9 Cascade Lakes Brewing benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Bend
August 16 Crux Fermentation Project…benefiting Deschutes River Conservancy
August 23 Deschutes Brewery…benefiting Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
August 30 Cascade Lakes Brewing benefiting the KIDS Center

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