Have a Beer With Us to Celebrate International Beer Day!
One of the oldest drinks the world has ever known, beer is the drink of choice for many men and women around the world. To celebrate International Beer Day on August 7, here are a few of the best places to sip some brews across the globe.
Hotel Arts Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
Craft beers have taken Barcelona by storm, and the city now offers incredible craft breweries ranging from ales, IPAs, lagers, stouts, wheats, pilsners, and more. Barcelona breweries not to miss include BierCaB, which features 30 rotating taps; Bodega Fermin, an old bodega turned into a bar with vermouth and craft beer; Brewdog, a fun and trendy atmosphere for pints accompanied by board games; and La Cervesera Artesana, the first microbrewery in the city offering over 100 beers from around the world, including a selection of gluten free beers.
After busy days of exploring the many breweries of the area, guests can unwind at Hotel Arts Barcelona, a luxurious retreat perched on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the heart of the city's Olympic Village area. The hotel also boasts an innovative cocktail menu at the hotel bar, P41, if guests would like to change it up and explore craft cocktails.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel - Arosa, Switzerland
Crafted locally in small batches, Arosa Sunna and 1800 M IPA are brewed by Arosabräu located in the Schanfigg Valley of Arosa at 5,900 feet above sea level. Arosa Sunna is a pale ale with a full malt taste and slightly spicy hop finish, while 1800 M IPA is a stronger beer with a slightly acidic citrus finish. Both make for the perfect end to a day on the ski slopes in winter or hiking the mountain trails in the summer. Favorites at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, a contemporary fairy tale style venue with 130 rooms, the world class Tschuggen Bergoase Spa, four restaurants, and private Tschuggen Express cable car, Arosa Sunna and 1800 M IPA are best enjoyed at its Tschuggen Bar or outdoor terrace while soaking in the sunshine.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa - Johannesburg, South Africa
The eruption of craft beer culture into South Africa’s major cities has caused a pleasant stir, and the capital city of Johannesburg is situated at the heart of the astonishing beer outburst. Top breweries and beer destinations not to miss include Social on Main, offering an innovative range of craft beer; the Foundry, which features craft beer and beer-inspired dishes; and Stanley Beer Yard, for a beer garden experience dedicated to the trade of sapid craft beers.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa is an exclusive 5-star, all-suite hotel located in Johannesburg’s affluent suburb of Sandhurst. The hotel emulates the essence of the city with a property that is a unique blend of rich, cultural history with contemporary touches throughout. The hotel features a lovely terrace restaurant and outdoor spaces to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring the city’s breweries and craft beer tastings.
Maisons Pariente - Provence/Vaucluse + Saint-Tropez
In rural France, there is a craft beer movement and a new generation of craft, organic, and green breweries have become part of the cultural landscape and experience. Vaucluse in Provence and Saint-Tropez on the French Rivera both now offer fun beer experiences for visitors and locals alike. Craft beer has recently taken flight in Vaucluse, which now offers three new breweries in the area including Brasserie Artisanale du Mont Ventoux, which offers brews with evocative and creative names; Brasserie Artisanale La Machotte, which produces a blonde, wheat and amber beer with subtle flavors; and the Brasserie Lub’, for light and low-alcohol beer. In Saint-Tropez, the local brewery, Brasserie Carteron, crafts artisanal pink, wheat, lager or amber beers with intense and subtle flavors and the craft beer brand La Trop was born in the costal resort village, created by former winemakers who converted to brewing.
Leading French lifestyle and hospitality brand, Maisons Pariente, offers hotels in both Vaucluse and Saint-Tropez for to serve as a base and retreat for curious beer enthusiasts. In Provence is Hôtel Crillon Le Brave which sits far from the feverish hustle and bustle that descends on the region every season. It is a five-star hideout for those looking to switch off from the urban frenzy and reconnect with their deeper truth in an exquisitely authentic natural setting. In the French Rivera is Hôtel Lou Pinet, a luxury hideaway in Saint-Tropez. Embodying the bohemian charm of Saint-Tropez, it is designed for those looking for a balance between the thrill of partying and peaceful refuge.
The Green Leaf - Niseko, Japan
In the heart of Niseko Village, one of the world’s best skiing destinations, lies The Green Leaf Niseko Village. Inspired by snow covered mountain tops and world-class design, the 200 room resort offers a fantastic variety of culinary delights using seasonal Hokkaido produce, a tranquil spa, and an inviting ski-in ski-out base. Only a short drive from The Green Leaf, the Sapporo Beer Museum and Beer Garden are the places to visit to enjoy fresh Sapporo draft beer. One of the most well known Japanese beers, Sapporo is a premium lager with a signature crisp, refreshing flavor and clean finish. Even if guests are not beer-lovers, they can enjoy Japan's only museum dedicated to beer. Back at Niseko Village, the bar at The Green Leaf offers the perfect spot to relax, sit back and enjoy a local brew.
Fregate Island Private - The Seychelles
Considered to be the favorite beer of the Seychelles, SeyBrew was produced for the first time in June 1972. The beer is brewed with the finest malt and hops imported from Europe, Australia, and South Africa. SeyBrew is the flagship brand of the Seychelles Breweries and is served at the newly reopened Fregate Island Private, one of the most revered hideaways in the Seychelles, offering the privacy and seclusion with 17 beautifully crafted villas throughout pristine nature. In addition to being a luxury resort, Fregate Island Private is a conservation sanctuary fully dedicated to sustainability.