Best Beer Destinations: 5 Serious Beercation Hotels

, Best Beer Destinations: 5 Serious Beercation Hotels

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Craft beer tourism has come of age. And with more US breweries than ever before now online, beer fans are increasingly building their travel plans around beer. But every beercation needs the right hotel to stumble home to…

And we’ve five hotels that are perfect for beer lovers…

 BrewDog DogHouse – Canal Winchester, Ohio

Any discussion of American beercation hotels, needs to start 20 minutes outside of Columbus, at BrewDog’s Doghouse which adjoins the company’s US brewery in Ohio.

Combining a Disney like whimsy with a punk sensibility, DogHouse Columbus is an immersive beer drinking experience in what the Scottish-headquartered global brewers calls the “the hoppiest place on earth.”

Launched In 2018, BrewDog’s hotel features 32 rooms, including he 460-square-foot Punk Suite, where guests can kick back with Punk IPA on tap while enjoying expansive views of the BrewDog compound including its new sour facility which adjoins the dog-friendly venue.

And encouraged by the immediate success of Doghouse Columbus, BrewDog will be embarking on a new DogHouse hotel addition to its brewing compound in Aberdeen, Scotland.

, Best Beer Destinations: 5 Serious Beercation Hotels

(Courtesy Trapp Family Lodge)

Trapp Family Lodge – Stowe, Vermont

Situated on 2,500 acres in beautiful Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is a unique mountain resort featuring Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations. With stunning mountain views, old-world comforts, and impeccable service, along with outdoor activities for every season, this is a hotel that pairs smartly with beer.

The Trapp Family Lodge (yes, it’s that Trapp Family as in the Sound of Music) is also home to the award- winning Von Trapp Brewing, a 30,000 sq. ft. facility that was built in 2015, which is capable of brewing 2,200 barrels of beer annually.

When it comes to fresh Bavarian lagers in an evocative setting the Trapp Family Lodge checks all the boxes. And be sure to have the GABF medal-winning Bohemian Pilsner when you’re there.

, Best Beer Destinations: 5 Serious Beercation Hotels

(Courtesy McMenamins Edgefield)

McMenamins Edgefield Hotel – Troutdale, Oregon

McMenamins is a family of twelve beer-forward historic hotels based In the Pacific Northwest and any one of them is a beercation “must.” But you can’t get any closer to a farmhouse brewery/hotel experience than McMenamins Edgefield.

Located on a once-struggling farm that was originally built in 1911 – McMenamins Edgefield is now a restored destination resort, complete with an onsite brewery, distillery, and winery that’s a 20-minute drive from downtown Portland.

Its stately main building, with over 100 guestrooms, is furnished in turn-of-the-century decor. There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms, encouraging a Zen drinking environment where guests can enjoy leisurely strolls through the historic estate’s scenic 74 acres of gardens and farmland…

, Best Beer Destinations: 5 Serious Beercation Hotels

(Courtesy McMenamins Kennedy School)

McMenamins Kennedy School – Portland, Oregon

Once an historic elementary school, McMenamins Kennedy School is now a brilliantly renovated 57 room hotel complete its original chalkboards and cloakrooms, an artisan restaurant, multiple small bars, a movie theater and a soaking pool.

And not only is the hotel located in the craft beer mecca of Portland, but the 1915 school turned hotel also houses its own brewery. The hotel is located minutes from Portland International Airport as well as from downtown Portland’s most interesting brewing destinations.

, Best Beer Destinations: 5 Serious Beercation Hotels

(Courtesy SLO Brew Lofts)

SLO Brew Lofts – San Luis Obispo, California

Located on the second floor right above SLO Brew’s original brewery in downtown San Luis Obispo, you can’t beat SLO Brew Lofts when it comes to beer proximity, vibe and urban aesthetic.

The Loft’s five suites all offer a unique settings and different outlooks, with views of the city’s downtown scene and picturesque creek, that’s close to the San Luis Obispo action.

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