Opening final yr within the residential 5 Factors space of Denver, following the renovation of a constructing with greater than a century of historical past, and some delays because of Covid, The Beer Spa introduced a slowly spreading expertise of the identical identify to the Colorado metropolis for the primary time.
So what’s a “Beer Spa” all about? And do you have to expertise it for your self? I headed alongside to the Denver location to seek out out.
Whereas a comparatively new idea for these exterior of Jap Europe, there are apparently origins of the idea that date again 2,000 years – with this extra fashionable tackle the expertise first showing in Prague in 1981.
The primary of its variety within the US claimed to be Hop within the Spa in Sisters, Oregon, which opened in 2016, and since closed (with controversy), whereas the fashionable originator claims to be The First Beer Spa Beerland in Prague, which opened in 1981. There are actually a few half dozen Beer Spas scattered round North America – although surprisingly, none have popped up in Australia as of but.
The idea is comparatively easy – personal spa baths for one or two folks enable friends to not bathe in beer itself, because the idea could in any other case point out, however moderately the core components of beer – hops, malt and yeast. They sit in an enormous teabag of types, and infuse with the recent water. And, imagine it or not, however there are precise well being advantages to this.
As supervisor David Vávra from Prague’s Pivni Lazne Bernard instructed Forbes Journal, “Beer baths are a confirmed medical process from the Center Ages, recognized to cleanse the pores, improve pulmonary circulation, regenerate pores and skin and hair and revitalize the nervous system.”
The Beer Spa’s co-owner Damien Zouaoui added to Delish that it’s “stuffed with vitamins and B2. B2 helps make hair and pores and skin shinier and softer.”
Within the case of the Denver location, you not solely have a personal spa bathtub – completely designed in a what seems to be like an enormous keg – however an entire personal room (“The Beer Remedy™ Room”, to be exact).
You’re inspired to start out within the infrared sauna (full with wonderful ice breaker questions for you and your visitor), earlier than transferring onto the bathe, to rinse off earlier than getting within the bathtub. It’s a 90 minute expertise all up, with further add ons out there – like a THC Tub Bomb, which is very Denver, and extremely beneficial (pun supposed – although it doesn’t truly get you excessive, simply makes your pores and skin really feel… tingly and relaxed, for lack of a greater description).
Whilst you’re having fun with the expertise, you’ve got a set quantity of beer included in your keep, which lets you strive plenty of beers by means of faucets within the entry room of the power. You may don a gown and refill your self – there’s a wristband offered that retains monitor of your allotted quantity – or name one of many employees to do it for you. Drink holders sit all through the room so that you at all times have a spot to place your drink, which sits in a thermal mug.
The Beer Spa in Denver works with plenty of native breweries (Platt Park Brewing Firm is the present “Brewery of the Month”, and even have their very own brew, particularly designed for the expertise. And should you aren’t a beer drinker, or simply need extra selection, there are rotating choices like wine, cider and seltzer, in addition to kombucha and non-alcoholic choices.
If you happen to’re visiting a Beer Spa wherever on the planet, you may count on the unifying ideas of a spa bathtub with hops, malt and yeast, and available beer on faucet. However each spa provides their very own spin to the expertise.
This yr, the world’s largest (or in order that they declare) opened up in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, bringing with it extra outside experiences, and introducing in a single day stays. Additionally this yr, a beer spa opened in Stasbourg, the Taaka Beer Spa, making it the primary of its variety in France. There, a beer faucet is hooked up to your spa bathtub – which is extra frequent of the experiences in Europe.
And if you wish to add a novel expertise of your personal on the Denver location, the “Zero Gravity Therapeutic massage” is perhaps the easiest way to start out or finish the expertise, relying on what you’re on the lookout for. You sit in a chair that makes use of the newest in robotics know-how, after which suspends you horizontally because it offers you a full-body therapeutic massage. You may be taught extra about that HERE.
All in all, put together for a splendidly enjoyable expertise, that’s truly good in your well being. Nicely, earlier than you begin counting the beers anyway…
To e-book in a session at The Beer Spa in Denver, and for extra particulars in regards to the expertise, head to their official web site.
Tackle: 3004 N Downing St, Denver CO 80205
The writer travelled to Denver as a visitor of Go to Denver, and stayed on the sensational The Supply Resort in RiNo, a 5 minute drive from the spa. The expertise and photographs have been kindly offered by The Beer Spa.