Today, it’s no secret that beer enthusiasts enjoy traveling worldwide for beer-inspired vacations, or beercations, as they are often referred to.
There is a lot that you can do to discover a new destination. You can seek out local beers, tour breweries, and even search for restaurants with beer-laden recipes. However, a new activity to add to your docket is beer-inspired spa packages.
While many may not think of beer as a treatment for the skin, the benefits of beer for oily and dry skin are undeniable. Many beer staples, such as hops, barley, and malt, can benefit from a scrub. The increased circulation from a good beer scrub will leave the skin glowing, and the exfoliating properties of a beer scrub can help remove dead skin cells. And of course, there’s no better way to relax than with a cold beer after a long day.
Traveling to a beer spa is a great way to relax and enjoy a much-needed break from work and everyday life. With so much to do and see, you’ll leave any trip with a new appreciation for your destination and its beer culture. The top beer spas in the world offer unique ways to incorporate beer into your next beercation. Try one of these hotels for an unforgettable travel experience.
The Edgewater | Madison, WI
The Edgewater Hotel gathered inspiration from two specific beers from Wisconsin’s most treasured breweries. The New Glarus Brewing Company, Serendipity Massage, is completely inspired by the scrumptious fruit beer Serendipity. Using a specialized Cranberry Seed and Apple essential oil.
The Door County Brewery Silurian Stout Body Treatment starts with a Triple Shot Caramel Coffee Scrub featuring shea butter, sugar, and a kick of caffeine. Including Arabica bean extract, which is all reminiscent of the stout itself.
The Atlantic Resort & Spa | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Despite the fact that this luxurious hotel is on the beach, it is not necessary that your selections for libations are limited to sugary frozen drinks. Spa Atlantic at The Atlantic Resort offers a Signature Beer Treatment for beer drinkers. The treatment begins with an aromatic citrus body scrub with beer, followed by a body wrap with beer. Further including beer hair and scalp treatments. The wrap itself is totally immersed in locally-brewed beer and during the soak, guests enjoy local beer.
Hotel Metamorphis | Prague, Czech Republic
Hotel Metamorphic is a historic hotel in the Old Town of Prague. Offering a beer spa with a traditional beer bath. It’s time to soak in beer (made with high-quality Czech hops) for 30 minutes. As well as with an option to extend it for a relaxing massage resting on a heated bed. Best of all, you can sip as much unpasteurized Bernard beer as you’d like during your time in the spa.
Ritz-Carlton Denver | Denver, CO
The Microbrew Explore at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Denver incorporates beers from nearby Great Divide Brewing Co. A full body exfoliation uses hops and malt sugar to leave your skin clean and moisturized. The service strives to use the abundant beer extracts of invigorating live active yeasts and vitamins to rejuvenate and energize the skin. Finally the 75-minute session ends with a cold beer from one of Denver’s many fantastic breweries.
Four Seasons Resort | Vail, CO
The Amber Ale Foot Soak at the Four Seasons Resort in the scenic Rocky Mountains is ideal for spending an entire day skiing, boarding or hiking. The soak starts with a warm foot bath in fresh Amber Ale from nearby Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. Next, there’s a light exfoliation and a foot massage while enjoying a tasty Amber Ale. Additionally, the yeast from the beer bath promotes a purifying effect on the feet.
An option which takes the hot stone massage to the next level is the Brew & Renew Massage, which is a beer-infused version of their acclaimed hot stone massage. Instead of using stones, as you might expect, they use warmed beer cans instead.The treatment itself accompanies a cold beer for guests to enjoy after the massage is over. The hotel possesses incredible sea views and close proximity to some of the best restaurants in town as well as dozens of some of the most sought after shopping.
The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa | Burlington, VT
The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa in Vermont is equipped with a variety of services, including beer-infused body treatments. During the Body Brew, you have the opportunity to choose a beer that will then be incorporated into a house-made scrub. The scrub is also made with honey malt and salt to create optimal exfoliation. During the 50 or 80-minute session (the guest’s choice), a lotion made with honey oatmeal is applied in order to moisturize the skin.
Landhotel Moorhof | Franking, Austria
For example, this unconventional boutique Landhotel Moorhof in the Austrian town of Salzburg on the German border, has a classic European beer bath for visitors. Beer and yeast are normal remedies in European healthcare. Hence the spa boasts their soothing health benefits have been familiar for thousands of years. Visitors can soak in the warm beer within wooden barrel-like tubs. This treatment is believed to detoxify and cure skin ailments and pulsating circulation issues. Additionally, there is a built-in tap over the bath so you can drink on some brews while you soak.
JW Marriott | Grand Rapids, MI
It’s only appropriate that a city nicknamed “Beer City USA” would offer two beer-inspired spa services – the Brew Polish & Massage and a Brew Pedicure. Truly inspired by local beers from Founders Brewing Co. and Brewery Vivant. Guests can enjoy a 80 minute body scrub and an aromatherapy massage. Post-session, choose from any beer to completely unwind. The Brew Pedicure starts off with a warm beer foot-bath and then a hops and barley scrub to exfoliate. Lastly a cooling mask and rejuvenating massage all while enjoying a cold one.
Corinthia Hotel | Prague, Czech Republic
The five-star Corinthia Hotel offers a conventional, time-honored spa service – the beer bath. A mug of Czech beer starts off the treatment followed by a warm beer bath. On the whole, spending 30 minutes soaking in beer, warmed to 98 degrees. Throughout your time at the spa, visitors also get to enjoy as much beer as they desire. At the end of the day, you can choose from two beer-infused items to take home. Either beer-infused shampoo or shower gel and a soap.
The Lodge at Woodloch | Hawley, Pennsylvania
It is equally important to spend your time relaxing with the renew and brew spa services at The Lodge at Woodloch. A spa resort surrounded by scenic nature. The two beer treatments are inspired by beers from the beloved Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware. A 75-minute body polish is inspired by Dogfish Head’s Biere de Provence, which is an exfoliation of the body with hops, barley, lavender, and marjoram with an after-beer hand massage.
The Sebastian | Vail, CO
Now, the on-the-spot spa at Sebastian’s is a signature spa offering a variety of services. Mainly including a beer-themed pedicure. In fact, the Crazy Mountain Pedicure, named after a favorite local brewery, is the signature pedicure with a kick. A unique foot bath made with the brewery’s pale ale replaces milk in exfoliating and massaging the feet and legs. If you want, end with a polish color of your choice.
Hotel Suite Home | Prague, Czech Republic
Even beers originating from Krušovice are proudly made with Czech hops, malt, yeast and are infused with fresh oak tubs at Hotel Suite Home. The Spa Beerland room offers beer bathes for guests to bathe in while enjoying unlimited amounts of the brew to drink. After the soak, relax on a bed of wheat straw, which promotes nutritional intake of vitamin B-rich beer. Finally, snack on fresh, homemade beer bread while relaxing by the warm fireplace.
The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort | Shawnee, PA
Lastly, The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort is unquestionably a luxury hotel for beer aficionados who wish to take some time off with not just beer spa services, but an actual brewery on-site, ShawneeCraft Brewery. Next, scrubs and hair treatments are created with ShawneeCraft beer hops, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Specifically collected seasonally from their very own Shawnee Island Farm and other nearby sustainable farms.