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Time to take relaxation to a new level as you soak away your troubles at Florida’s first beer spa. That’s right, beer spa!

Take a trek to Orlando and treat your body to a sumptuous soak in barley and hops. My Beer Spa is the first place in the Sunshine State offering what they call “a hop infusion treatment.” The beer tubs are filled with all the ingredients that make beer: water, barley, hops, and brewers yeast. The only thing different about this mixture when compared to the beer we drink is that it doesn’t undergo the fermentation process. That’s right, you’re soaking in non-alcoholic beer.

So, what are the benefits of lounging in a tub of pre-fermented beer? According to My Beer Spa, plenty! Hops releases oils that moisturize the skin, improves micro-circulation, and prevents premature aging. It also has anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties. The brewer’s yeast contains plenty of essential vitamins and minerals plus, it’s terrific moisturizer.

If you’re wondering if My Beer Spa smells like an old bar, you’re wrong. “The hops we use for the treatment are of a citrus flavor profile so it smells fruity. And you won’t end up sticky because the treatment isn’t fermented beer so it doesn’t stay on the skin,” said co-owner Barbara Corzo.

Why did they decide to open a beer spa in Florida? Corzo enjoyed the beer spas that she and her husband experienced in Eastern Europe so much, they decided to bring it to the States.

The only beer spa in Florida is located at 11787 International Drive in Orlando and yes, My Beer Spa does serve beer!

[SOURCE Click Orlando]

Highest Rated Beer In Florida

If you drink beer—any beer—you’ve likely heard of the craft beer revolution, and you likely fall into one of two camps: IPA warrior or lager loyalist. The great thing about a beer-related revolution is that there is no wrong side. Whatever your preference, cheers to you.

The burgeoning brewery business is indeed a revolution by many counts. According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States grew 390% from 2010 to 2020—all while beer consumption, on average, was declining. As of 2019, more than 90% of California’s population lived within 10 miles of a craft brewery.

Like all revolutions, this, too, began as a desire for change—as an overthrow of the old and the monopolistic. In 2010, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors (formerly MillerCoors), two of the largest beer companies in the world, comprised roughly 77% of total beer sales in the U.S. In 2020, that share was 60%, with smaller brewers claiming a larger share toward the end of the decade.

With a taste of the innovations and variety coming out of craft breweries, consumers are demanding a higher quality product, and are willing to pay more for it. Over the last decade, beer prices have increased by 33%.

The increase in the number of microbreweries, taprooms, brewpubs, and craft breweries, the sector has also led to enormous job growth over roughly the same period, with a 55% increase in the number of brewery employees. The industry was hit especially hard by the shutdowns and social distancing restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic. On-premise spending accounted for 50% of the craft beer industry’s total sales in 2019. In 2020, the industry took roughly a $6 billion hit and eliminated more than 22,000 jobs.

Another important byproduct of the explosion of the craft beer industry is the sense of community it has fostered. Supporting small businesses like local breweries and taprooms is a way for people to connect over and about beer, to appreciate the renaissance of the millennia-old tradition of brewing.

If you’ve ever been curious about which beers are most popular in your home state, we have the answer. Here is a list of the highest rated beer in Florida using ratings from BeerAdvocate. 3 of the 10 beers on the list are made by J. Wakefield Brewing.

  • #10. Miami Madness (J. Wakefield Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.56 / 5 (478 ratings)
    – Beer type: Sour – Fruited Kettle Sour
    – ABV: 5.5%

     

  • #9. I Let My Tape Rock (J. Wakefield Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.65 / 5 (80 ratings)
    – Beer type: Stout – American Imperial
    – ABV: 17.0%

     

  • #8. Hunahpu's Imperial Stout (Cigar City Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.57 / 5 (4,433 ratings)
    – Beer type: Stout – American Imperial
    – ABV: 10.2%

  • #7. The Adjunct Trail - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Angry Chair Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.73 / 5 (46 ratings)
    – Beer type: Stout – American Imperial
    – ABV: 11.0%

  • #6. Morning Wood (Funky Buddha Brewery)

    – Rating: 4.63 / 5 (1,234 ratings)
    – Beer type: Porter – Imperial
    – ABV: 12.0%

  • #5. Rare Scooop (Cycle Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.67 / 5 (200 ratings)
    – Beer type: Stout – American Imperial
    – ABV: 0.0%

  • #4. It Was All A Dream (J. Wakefield Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.69 / 5 (177 ratings)
    – Beer type: Stout – American Imperial
    – ABV: 17.0%

  • #3. Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel (Cigar City Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.69 / 5 (387 ratings)
    – Beer type: Stout – American Imperial
    – ABV: 11.5%

  • #2. Barrel Aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout (Angry Chair Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.71 / 5 (349 ratings)
    – Beer type: Stout – American Imperial
    – ABV: 11.0%

  • #1. Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged (Cigar City Brewing)

    – Rating: 4.72 / 5 (1,656 ratings)
    – Beer type: Stout – American Imperial
    – ABV: 11.0%