7 Craft Beer-centric Hotels You’ll Want to Visit

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Craft beer is very much an inspiration for travel among beer lovers. You travel to visit much-anticipated breweries, attend beer festivals and take tours to see the brewing process firsthand. Tourism bureaus from Denver to Tampa are looking to leverage the booming success of small and independent breweries to bring new people to their cities.

If you’ve done any beercations, one of your first steps was searching for a hotel to make enjoying your journey even better.  We’ve found hotels that are not only simply conveniently located near the beer, they have built an entire experience around it. Check out these seven beer-centric hotels.

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Calistoga Inn & Brewery | Calistoga, CA

What’s a beer lover to do in Wine Country? The cozy Calistoga Inn answers that with the Napa Valley Brewing Company, the first commercial beer producer in the county since Prohibition. The award-winning beers can be savored on their outdoor patio or in the bar, and their four flagships include a wheat ale, pilsner, red ale, and a porter, along with seasonals.

Dogfish Head Inn | Lewes, DE

This 16-room, dog-friendly Dogfish Head Inn was made to be a welcoming hub to enjoy the Milton brewery and Rehoboth Beach brewpub. To get the full Dogfish experience, opt for the “all-inclusive” experience which includes transportation to a private behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery with a sampling and then a ride to the Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats for lunch.

Eldorado Hotel and Casino | Reno, NV

The modern Eldorado Hotel and Casino offers plush amenities, such as an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi with a cabana bar and some rooms with city and mountain views. Among the abundance of dining and entertainment options, you’ll find The Brew Brothers, a brewpub with nightly live music and offers eight custom microbrews, including their World Cup winning barrel-aged beer.

Faust Hotel Restaurant and Brew Pub | New Braunfels, TX

Guest rooms at Faust Hotel are designed with a 1920s Art Deco vibe at the hotel located in this small town, known for its authentic German heritage and culture. The on-site brewery houses signature beers, such as their ESB and Golden Ale, along with guest taps and seasonal creations. The beer and German-inspired menu features hearty pub meals, including German Nachos, beer bread made with their Golden Ale, and Kartoffelchips, a basket of house-made potato chips served with curried ketchup.

McMenamins | Troutdale, OR

McMenamins’ Edgefield location has plenty to do: a golf course, movie theater, on-site shopping, and their largest brewery. Barrel-aged beer lovers will appreciate the abundance of whiskey- and rum-aged beers. The Beer 101 Package includes lodging for two, two brewery taster trays of six McMenamins ales and a growler of whichever beer you liked best.

Rogue Bed ‘n Beer | Newport, OR

To fully enjoy the 35 taps and pub-only brews at Rogue Ales Public House, book a night in one of the apartments located right above at Rogue Bed ‘n Beer in Newport’s historic waterfront area. A cold Rogue Ale in your fridge will welcome you, and you can enjoy it on your balcony overlooking Bayfront street (available in the two bedroom units).

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Woodstock Inn | North Woodstock, NH

Get in on the action by adding a “Brewer’s Weekend” to your two-night stay at Woodstock Inn to learn the brewing process for a day, partake in a brewer’s reception on Friday, and get lunch and a Brewer’s Dinner on Saturday. Or just sample their creations, like the Kanc Country Maple Porter or 4000 Footer IPA, while staying on the property that encompasses 40 guest rooms in six buildings.

Kristen Kuchar has been writing about the beverage industry for 15 years for a variety of national publications including VinePair, Zymurgy, The Beer Connoisseur, Craftbeer.com, Beer Advocate, Brew Your Own, Thirst Colorado, All About Beer, DRAFT, and dozens more. She is a Certified Beer Server and has a Level 1 Wine Certification with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust while continuing to pursue further wine and beverage education.

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