March 01, 2018
Backcountry explorers are known for their passion for nature, navigation skills, and their impeccable ability to pair trails with ales. If you pride yourself on your skills in both backpacking and beer selection, take your game to the next level with abeercation -- yes, a beer vacation.
Leavenworth is a small Bavarian-themed village tucked away in the Cascade mountain range of Washington. Locals host their annual Oktoberfest during the first three weekends of October each year when thousands of people flock to Leavenworth for German beer, lederhosen, and access toThe Enchantments.
Fall is the perfect time to see mountain goats among the craggy peaks and bright yellow larches. Leavenworth is a mecca for outdoor adventure with easy access to hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing just to name a few.
The Pacific Northwest is known for their craft beer culture making Leavenworth the perfect destination for a beercation. You aren’t too far from Portland or Seattle for more craft beer, or surrounding wilderness regions for more adventure!
No, you’re not dreaming -- there truly is a goat and beer festival!
TheSly Fox Bock Festival & Goat Race celebrates speedy goats and traditional German-style bock brews. Hosted in Philadelphia, this festival is more for the creative craft beer experience than the outdoor adventure. Nonetheless, this party shouldn't be missed.
The world-renowned rafting outfitter O.A.R.S. has perfected the beercation by pairing craft beer with adrenaline pumping whitewater rafting. With day trips up to 5-day trips and everything in between, there is something for everyone. On the overnight trips, you can expect have an action-packed day on the river and kick your feet up at night while enjoying gourmet meals and ice cold beers. You can choose a variety of trip lengths on the Tuolumne River near Yosemite, the lower Salmon River in Idaho, and the Rogue River in Oregon. Scenic views, beach camping under the stars, and waterfall hikes are just a few of the added bonuses for your voyage.
This is the perfect trip for thrillseekers and beer connoisseurs alike.