April 7 is National Beer Day. While we think it’s great that one of our favorite drinks gets it own day to celebrate, what if there was a way to take a “beer-cation”? Just like there are wine getaways in Napa Valley or Caribbean cocktail-heavy all-inclusive resort getaways, it’s now easy to plan a trip to raise a pint or two of our favorite ale. With the rise of the craft beer movement, an amazing number of beer-focused hotels have sprung up around the United States. The folks at TravelPirates have pulled together a list of “draft picks” of the best beer & brewery hotels around the country.
Brewhouse Inn and Suites
This boutique hotel is built inside an old Pabst Blue Ribbon factory, and you can still see the old copper brewing kettles. Book the Beer Baron package for a true PBR-lover’s experience.
Example Trip Dates: November 13 – 14, 2018 – Price Per Night: $201
Can’t choose between wine and beer? Head to Napa Valley to this beautiful inn, which serves its own beer brand at its lovely beer garden. The Inn was the first establishment to brew beer commercially in Napa County since the days of prohibition. No wonder i makes the list of the 7 Best Beer & Brewery Hotels in the US.
Example Trip Dates: April 9 – 10, 2018 – Price Per Night: $193
Dogfish Brewery Inn
While this inn doesn’t sell any alcohol on property, it is owned by Dogfish Head, meaning good beer is never far away. Visit the Dogfish Brewery before playing lawn games with fellow beer lovers. With Delaware so close to the Nation’s Capital, Dogfish Brewery is considered a local favorite and only a short drive away.
Example Trip Dates: April 9 – 10, 2018 – Price Per Night: $161
Fredericksburg Brewing Company Bed & Brew
Bed & brew: it’s like a bed & breakfast, except instead of breakfast you get a free pint of beer for every night of your stay. Who could complain about that?
Example Trip Dates: April 16 – 17, 2018 – Price Per Night: $112
McMenamins Kennedy School
McMenamins converted an old school into a hotel that is as weird and wonderful as the rest of Portland. Hang out at the multistory bar (once the school’s boiler room), and check out the bathroom-turned-brewing room.
Example Trip Dates: October 15 – 16, 2018 – Price Per Night: $179
Alright alright, this hotel isn’t open just yet, but it’s been generating a lot of buzz in the beer world. When it debuts, it will sport 99 rooms, free beer on check-in, and in-room growler delivery. Bonus: down the road from DC will be an Eastern U.S. brewery, packaging hall and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens farm-to-table restaurant located in Richmond.
Example Trip Dates: Booking starts in mid-2018 – Price Per Night: N/A
Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
Rounding out the list of 7 Best Beer & Brewery Hotels is Woodstock Inn Stationband Brewery. Located in the gorgeous mountains of New Hampshire, this inn offers a few Brewers’ Weekends each year, where beer enthusiasts can learn the art of brewing from the experts.
Example Trip Dates: June 11 – 12, 2018 – Price Per Night: $135
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