By Brittany Anas / NewsBreak Denver
(Denver, Colo.) Love beer so much you wish you could bathe in it? Now you can, thanks to a new cosmetics line from The Beer Spa, which includes everything from beer-infused soaps (think: scents like oatmeal stout and bourbon barrel-aged stout) to beer body lotions.
Co-owners Jessica French and Damien Zouaoui opened The Beer Spa (3004 N. Downing St. in Denver) in February 2021 to bridge two Colorado love interests: craft beer and wellness.
Now, nearly a year later, they’re debuting the beer-inspired cosmetics line that allows spa-goers to experience a little bit of beer therapy at home. The line includes a $9 Natural Herbal Beer Bath Tea so spa-goers can re-create the sudsy beer bath experience at home. The teabag, a small-scale replica of what’s used in the spa’s oversized tubs, includes a blend of hops, malted barley and seasonal herbs.
The Beer Spa product line
At The Beer Spa, customers have the option of lathering their hair in a moisturizing beer conditioner made of beer and honey and then retreating into an infrared sauna before rinsing it out in the Beer Therapy room’s rain shower. It’s become a popular haircare ritual at the spa, and helped inspire the idea of having beer spa products customers can enjoy at home.
Available nationwide, The Beer Spa’s new product line includes hair products such as shampoo ($22), conditioner ($24) and a beer hair mask ($30) with coconut oil and wheat proteins.
The line also includes body wash ($21) that boasts aromas of roasted barley, oats, vanilla and orange; hop-infused beard oil ($14) and marbled beer-infused soaps ($8) that come in different scents like lavender Tripel and an earthy IPA complexion bar.
Most of The Beer Spa’s skincare products are vegan and paraben, sulfate and cruelty-free.
To up the ante on an at-home spa day, the spa also sells its signature insulated tumblers ($24) to keep your beer cold while you’re in a bath or sauna.
The Beer Spa experience
Curious what an appointment at The Beer Spa looks like?
Spa-goers can arrive before their appointments and relax in the taproom, which has a wall of self-pour local beers on tap. This month, the featured brewery is Boulder-based Avery Brewing Co.
The Beer Therapy rooms can be booked for 90-minute sessions for $159. In addition to the infrared sauna and the rainshower, the spa also offers a bubbling beer bath in the cedar hydrotherapy tub that can accommodate two people. A blend with hops and malts is tossed into the beer bath (it looks like an oversized teabag), and the herbal ingredients change monthly. This month’s blend includes olive leaves.
Experiences can be upgraded with add-on sessions in the zero-gravity massage chairs and date night packages, including candles, rose petals and chocolates.