Wine-focused tourism is nothing new, but these days, travelers with a taste for barley and hops are increasingly seeking out “beercations.” From popular festivals to ale trails to one-of-a-kind spa packages, beer is inspiring the kind of travel adventures that were once reserved for oenophiles; now, a new trend is popping up: brewery sleepovers. We’ve rounded up 10 suds-loving spots around the country where you can raise a glass—and then rest your head.
Brewhouse Inn & Suites
In the land of beer and brats, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Factory was reborn asThe Brewhouse Inn & Suitesin 2013. The once-shuttered plant celebrates its history with visual flourishes, from the front desk made of 1,500 Milwaukee–based beer bottles to the gigantic copper kettles hanging in front of a restored, stained-glass window depicting King Gambrinus, the patron saint of beer, in the five-story atrium. All 90 guestrooms, built around the old brew tanks, include headboards and tables made from wood salvaged during the renovations. Next door, the former mill has been turned into Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, which serves Wisconsin fare like fried cheese curds and, of course, PBR on tap.
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While not actually located in a brewery, theDogfish Inn, a restored 16-room motel turned beer–themed hotel from the folks at Dogfish Head does make visiting the nearby craft brewery much easier. Nestled along a canal in the historic town of Lewes (pronounced “Lewis”), near a beautiful state park, the property offers bikes for guests to use along the coastal trails, outdoor showers for post-beach rinses, and a “Cowboy Cauldron” for oyster roasts. They didn’t forget the beer: The All-INNclusive package includes a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery, a VIP tasting and lunch at the company’s brewpub.
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Craft-brewing pioneers and brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin opened their first Oregon pub in 1974. Now, their beer-centric empire includes restaurants, music venues and hotels throughout the Pacific Northwest. Twenty minutes outside of Portland,McMenamins Edgefieldhas it all: more than 100 guestrooms, a brewery, winery, distillery, spa, and even an outdoor music venue that’s featured Stevie Wonder and Adele. The former farm turned resort also has several restaurants, a movie theater and two three-par golf courses.
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Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
Where:North Woodstock, New Hampshire
TheWoodstock Inn Station & Brewery, located near Dartmouth College and the White Mountain National Forest, is home to a restaurant, several brewpubs and an on-site brewery. The 40 guestrooms are spread throughout six buildings in downtown North Woodstock, six directly above the brewery. Daily brewery tours are available, but the Brewer’s Weekends offer a more immersive experience, during which guests learn how to mash, boil, ferment, and keg beer before a multicourse beer-pairing dinner.
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Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
This 18-room, European-style hotel (think shared bathrooms) in the heart of Napa wine country added a small brewery in 1987. At that point theCalistoga Inn & Brewerybecame the first spot in Napa County to brew beer commercially since Prohibition ended. Four regular brews—an American wheat ale, Czech-style Pilsner, a red ale and porter—and seasonal offerings are on tap at the property’s two pubs. Brewery tours are available with the inn’s brewmaster on weekdays.
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For the rest of the breweries where you can spend the night, including the the 1940s-era log cabin atOskar Blues Reeb Ranch and the locally sourced cheese and pickles at Oxbow Brewing Company Farmhouse, go toFodors.com