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Nov 01, 2021 • 5 min read • By: Polly Clover

What Is a Beer Spa? Its Origin, What to Expect & Services Explained


What Is a Beer Spa? Its Origin, What to Expect & Services Explained

Are you interested in a unique spa day experience? If so, let’s talk about a beer spa! We know you might be thinking  – but, what is a beer spa? In short, it's a place where you can relax differently. A beer spa is a type of day spa that dates back hundreds of years, although it isn’t your standard day spa where you go for manicures, pedicures, and massages. Instead, it’s a spa that incorporates beer, both for wellness services and to drink.

What exactly is a beer spa?

Let’s look more into what beer spas really are! While they’re similar to your traditional spa experience in some ways, they offer a different kind of relaxation where beer is incorporated, both for drinking and relaxing.

History of Beer Spas

Beer spas have been a part of Eastern European culture for centuries. The first beer bath recorded dates back to 921. King Wenceslas, the Duke of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) had his servants prepare him cold brewery baths with wort from the nearby abbeys.  It’s been believed for many years that the ingredients in beer, namely hops and barley, can provide many health benefits. Using these ingredients topically can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, release toxins in your body, moisturize your skin, and nourish your hair.  Today, you can actually find many beer spas in the Czech Republic, especially in Prague. These beer spas are mostly party-oriented where friends get together for a good time in an all-you-can-drink environment with a bed of hay to relax in after your bath.

Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver, CO

Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver, Colorado is the first of its kind! We have taken concepts of traditional day spas from around the world and put a twist on them. Oakwell Beer Spa has combined a craft beer taproom with a day spa to create a modern space that features beer-infused spa services to promote wellness.

Different Types of Services

Oakwell Beer Spa offers services that encourage you to relax differently! What better way to enjoy your spa treatments than with a delicious craft beverage? While you’re enjoying spa services at Oakwell Beer Spa, you can also sip on a craft beer, wine, cider, kombucha, or non-alcoholic beverage.

Beer Bath Hydrotherapy

Kick back in a cedar hydrotherapy tub that’s filled with a blend of hops, barley, and seasonal herbs. Soaking in a bubbly beer bath offers many benefits including smoother skin, reduced muscle and joint pain, decreased muscle tension, and nourished skin.

Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna

Relax and detox your body as you soak up our full-spectrum infrared sauna’s healing heat. As your body temperature increases, you’ll begin to sweat and release toxins from within.

Zero Gravity Massage

Take a trip to space in a Zero Gravity Massage chair. This high-tech chair uses the latest robotics technology to give you a relaxing full-body massage. It also offers health benefits like reduced pain and soreness, improved flexibility, stress relief, and improved posture.

Spending a Day at Oakwell Beer Spa: What is a spa day like?

When you’re going to the spa, you don’t often think of local craft beverages and beer therapy™ rooms. A spa day at Oakwell Beer Spa is one-of-a-kind! So, what can you expect on your visit?

An Inclusive Environment

Whether it’s your very first time pampering yourself at a day spa or not, you'll definitely feel welcomed at Oakwell Beer Spa. We’re breaking the stigma that spas are made for women only. Instead, we’ve created a laid-back space where everyone feels comfortable because we believe everybody deserves a chance to relax!

A Unique Experience

Instead of your traditional spa treatments like manicures and pedicures, we offer unique services in a cool space. How many people can say they’ve taken a beer bath or gone to a day spa that serves locally sourced craft beverages? You can after you visit Oakwell Beer Spa!

Complete Relaxation

We promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage you to cater to your well-being in our relaxing space. Along with health benefits, our beer bath, infrared sauna, and zero gravity massage chairs provide the ultimate relaxation experience.

A Cozy Taproom

Our taproom offers a self-serve rotating selection of local craft beer, wine, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages. And, each month, we host a tap takeover with a different Colorado-based brewery where we feature 5 of their most popular brews. 

Try Oakwell Beer Spa For a Unique Spa Day Experience in Denver, CO

Are you ready to enjoy a unique day spa experience? When you book your appointment, you get to spend 90 minutes rejuvenating in a private Beer Therapy™ Room. You’ll have a personal beer bath, infrared sauna, and rain shower. We also have beer-infused shower products to take your experience up a notch! Ready to relax differently? Book your Beer Therapy™ Room!
Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Therapy Room

Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Therapy Room


We know many people aren’t familiar with beer spas so here are some answers to common questions!

How is a beer spa different from a traditional day spa?

Traditional spas, like day spas, medical spas, destination spas, and hotel spas, offer various skincare and wellness treatments. And, so do beer spas! But, we also incorporate beer. At Oakwell Beer Spa, we combine a day spa and a taproom into one. Not only do we serve locally sourced craft beer, but we serve other beverages for those who aren’t into beer. We also infuse our beer baths with a seasonal herbal blend that has hops and barley – kind of like a giant beer tea that you get to soak in!

Is bathing in beer good for you?

Yes! In fact, people have been taking beer baths for centuries. Hops and malted barley, the main ingredients in beer, are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Learn more about Beer Bath Hydrotherapy wellness benefits here!

What is the most relaxing spa treatment?

We might be biased, but we think beer baths are the most relaxing spa treatment. Soaking in a bubbly, beer-infused bath is a great way to melt away stress. To take the relaxation up a notch, kick back in a Zero Gravity Massage chair for a deep-tissue massage that targets the whole body.

How do you prepare for a spa day?

The most important part of preparing for a spa day is that you’re ready to unwind! Here are some top tips to ensure you have the ultimate, stress-free experience.
  • Book your appointment. Oakwell Beer Spa offers 24/7 online booking!
  • Let the spa know if you have any allergies or medical conditions.
  • Arrive for your appointment early. Come 30 minutes early so you can relax in the taproom and pour yourself a beverage.
  • Decide what to wear. You can wear whatever makes you comfortable in your Beer Therapy™ Room! It can be your birthday suit or your bathing suit, but we do recommend letting your skin breathe as much as possible for the sauna and beer bath.
  • Hydrate! Drinking water before spa services, especially a sauna, allows you to better enjoy your experience as these can be dehydrating. Then, of course, hydrate with a beverage from our taproom when you arrive.

What to expect at a spa that offers beer baths?

At Oakwell Beer Spa, you can expect a unique relaxation experience! Our Beer Therapy™ Rooms are where you’ll soak in your beer bath. Each room is completely private for you to enjoy solo or with a friend. In your room, you’ll have a cedar hydrotherapy tub, a full-spectrum infrared sauna, a rain shower, and a relaxation deck.  You’ll have 90 minutes to enjoy your Beer Therapy™ Room using the amenities at your leisure. We recommend detoxing in the sauna for 20 minutes, taking a cold shower to keep your blood flowing for a few seconds, then relaxing in your beer bath for about 40 minutes. After your bath,  you have about 20 minutes to shower while checking out our Beer Therapy™ Cosmetic Minibar and beer-infused shower products.

Is a beer spa better solo or with a group?

You can enjoy it any way you’d like! At Oakwell Beer Spa, you can book your Beer Therapy™ Room for yourself, with a friend, or you can have a spa party.   Interested in learning more about beer spas? Check out more FAQs!

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