Upscale Hotel Chain Commits To Craft Beer

The Cambria Nashville serves beers from some of Tennessee’s best craft breweries, including Yazoo Brewery and Blackberry Farm Brewery.

Cambria, a sleek upscale boutique lodging  division of Choice Hotels International, understand the importance of craft beer to its hotel guests. And they’ve hired a full-time craft beer expert to ensure that the craft beers that they offer are local and smart.

Zach O’Haire is a Phoenix-based certified cicerone, he lives beer and told Forbes that he loves curating it for Cambria’s family of 42 designer hotels…

“Being a cicerone for Cambria is really the best job in the world because it allows me to explore flavors and new communities all the time.”

O’Haire stressed the importance of “sourcing local ingredients or pivoting to specialty styles that embrace the regional cuisine,” adding that “The craft brewing scene helps give a sense of what is important to a community.”

Cambria’s beer cicerone Zach O’Haire image credit: Tony Powell

Menu’s change as frequently as the seasons at Cambia’s lifestyle hotels and so do the beer offerings that O’Haire oversees…

The following are some of the beers being served at Cambria hotels in New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Cambria Hotel New York – Chelsea

Green City, Other Half Brewing

The Crisp, Sixpoint Brewery

Brooklyn East IPA, Brooklyn Brewery

Flower Power India Pale Ale, Ithaca Beer

Sweet Action, Sixpoint Brewery

Bengali, Sixpoint Brewery

Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop – Theatre District

Anti-Hero IPA, Revolution Brewing

Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, Off Color Brewing

Outlawger, Local Option

Green Line Pale Ale, Goose Island

Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas

Witbier, Community Beer

Deep Ellum IPA, Deep Ellum Brewing

Devil’s Backbone, Real Ale Brewing

5 O’Clock Pils, Saint Arnold Brewing

The Temptress, Lakewood Brewing

GPA, Three Nations Brewing

Weekend Warrior Pale Ale, Karbach Brewing

More Cowbell, Buffalo Bayou Brewing

Cambria Hotel LAX

Mayberry, El Segundo Brewing

310 California Blonde Ale, Santa Monica Brew Works

Angel City Pilsner, Angel City Brewery

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H/T to Gary Stoller & Forbes

Hotel bar Image credits: Cambria Hotels

Zach O’Haire image credit: Tony Powell

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