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The 8 Best Hotels for Beer Lovers


From breathtaking resorts with dazzling wine cellars to inns on picturesque, coastal vineyards, the list of luxury hotels that care deeply about their wine selection and experiences is a lengthy one. But while there are plenty of fine restaurants at breweries to consider for your next vacation, it’s much harder to find a hotel with a truly standout beer program. Whether for yourself, the budding Cicerone in your family, or any craft beer aficionado in your circle, read on for the best in brew-centric hotels, which feature everything from lavish beer and food pairings to on-site breweries. You’ll have a hard time deciding where to untap your hops-infused fantasies.

Hotel Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

This sleek hotel welcomes you with a roaring lobby fireplace. An in-house beer concierge fulfills your wildest whims, whether that’s taking a brewery bike tour or scouting rare beers for your collection. On-site restaurant Juniper offers 12 rotating taps of Vermont’s finest, including the “big three”—Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids. From $189/night; hotelvt.com

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

This Relais & Châteaux oasis can now add 2016 World Beer Cup Gold Medalist to its long list of accolades. Blackberry Farm Brewery specializes in four families of beer, but the best is the barrel-aged, like the Brett Saison that’s brewed in French wine barrels. It washes down quite smoothly with the view of the Smoky Mountains’ rolling foothills. From $895/night (including meals); blackberryfarm.com

Nativ Hotel, Denver

This artsy boutique hotel in the buzzy LoDo district has an ambitious beer program. Enjoy the biergarten’s touchscreen craft beer wall that pulls from 20 taps or one of the hotel’s regular brewery and dinner pairings (Good River Beer is a can’t-miss). Nurse a hangover with the hotel’s locally sourced coffee and tea—or with a Strange Craft Breakfast IPA. From $210/night; nativhotels.com

Andaz Wall Street, New York

The Bull & Beer Garden has popular local suds on tap like Montauk Session IPA and Blue Point Summer Ale that you can soak up with wildly addictive Sigmund’s pretzels. Seasonally, outdoor games like supersize Jenga are available, and Wednesday nights are reserved for “Bark Hour,” where dogs can join for free treats and humans for deals on grub and brews. From $199/night; wallstreet.andaz.hyatt.com

Fearrington House Inn, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Another Relais & Châteaux luxury property, this historic farm preserves much of its architectural integrity (the barn has been transformed into an event space) and boasts the destination-worthy Roost Beer Garden, which features wood-fired pizza and live music. Thanks to a partnership with Fullsteam Brewery, you can sip on beers inspired by Fearrington’s pastoral grounds and rose gardens, like the Coffee-Pecan Porter. From $345/night; fearrington.com

The Dean Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island

This elegant boutique hotel paints a handsome scene for sipping with unique local art, custom-designed furniture, and contemporary aesthetics. Slink into the cool vibe (think tiled floor, reclaimed wood) of Faust, the property’s beer hall, featuring a Bavarian draught list and a frequently updated roster of guest beers. From $109/night; thedeanhotel.com

The Suttle Lodge, Sisters, Oregon

This chic, rustic resort features a lakefront dock and beer garden that will make you wonder why Portland gets all the beer buzz for the Beaver State. Sip on local favorites from celebrated breweries like Bridge 99 and Ordnance with the glistening shores of Suttle Lake as your backdrop. From $139/night; thesuttlelodge.com

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

You’re already in Pabst country, so why not stay at a hotel worthy of Milwaukee’s reputation as a bustling beer capital? Beeline to the year-round rooftop bar, where knowledgeable staff can walk you through the 25 craft brews from the region. Swig on hard-to-find IPAs or the city’s revered Spotted Cow before taking a quick stroll to nearby landmark Pabst Mansion. From $159/night; journeymanhotel.com