The robust aroma of hops gives the scent of bright citrus, robust pine, or of fresh flowers. The rich color – whether golden, deep amber, or a black as night – is captivating. The taste of a well-made craft beer can vary from a bread-like malty richness to tart cherries to a bold coffee flavor to countless more. Taking that first sip on my travels instantly makes me present in my surroundings and ready for my adventure.
Craft beer is no longer a hipster niche with travelers of every stripe planning trips around their favorite breweries. There are beer fests to attend, beer-themed spa services, and beer tours of popular cities. But nothing completes the package more than staying at a beer-focused hotel. These hotels offer free beer at check-in, an on-site brewery, or even a beer concierge to help you plan your trip.