Rooms with a Brew: The Best Hotels for Beer Lovers
For thirsty travelers tired of been-there, drunk-that vineyard vacations, beer-centric hotels keep things sudsy all over the world. Drink ancient ale at a 13th-century monastery turned luxury hotel in Prague, sip Americana straight from the tap at a Wisconsin boutique hotel, and taste the Andes at an ecolodge in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Emily Saladino checks into a room with a brew.
Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Milwaukee
Downtown Milwaukee’s shuttered Pabst plant has been reborn as a 90-room boutique hotel (pictured above) with a five-story atrium, six antique copper brew kettles and an original 1882 spiral staircase. Get your Wisconsin on at the adjoining Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, which occupies an 1891 mill house and serves fried cheese curds and PBR on tap. How American is that?
Hotel Teatro, Denver
This hip downtown boutique stay arranges customized trips to the area’s 200 breweries — and provides vintage bicycles so thirsty guests can arrive in style. Those concerned with the effect of the Mile High City’s elevation on their alcohol tolerance can sleep easy: The next day room service will deliver a breakfast omelet paired with a Michelada or Bloody Caesar to take the edge off. Happy trails.
Augustine Hotel Prague
Thirsty for a throwback? The five-star Augustine Hotel occupies seven buildings in a 13th-century Augustinian monastery, and it creates the aromatic St. Thomas ale using the monks’ original recipe. The hotel spa has an exfoliation treatment that uses organic hops as well as a beer body wrap. Inebriation never felt so good.