Although it would seem that beer spas are a novelty, the history of this procedure stems all the way back to ancient times, as proven by contemporary sources.
Beer baths have been known for over 2,000 years. At that time, beer was not yet made from hops, but from cereal malt. Thus, we can say that classic beer baths
were used ever since hops replaced wheat, i.e. after 768 CE.
The Beer Baths of the Present
The history of modern beer baths dates to the end of the 20th century. The renaissance of this procedure began in 1997, at the German brewery Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle. Since then, this increasingly popular wellness procedure has spread to the rest of the world. In the Czech Republic, the first “beer” spa began operations in 2006, and since then, other sites in the CR have begun offering this treatment.
However, waste from breweries, wort from beer that has yet to ferment, dry malt and hops, cosmetic beer foam, or a mix of all of these ingredients are added to the “beer” baths instead of unfiltered and unpasteurised beer.
The European Centre of the Natural Beer Spa adds a truly unfiltered and unpasteurised 14° dark Karlovy Vary beer from our family
brewery to the hot baths, as according to our own patent on beer baths.