Bathe in Beer at the Spa
As guys we like to relax as well, but we need to do it like a man.
The Lodge at Woodloch, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from New York City and about three hours from Philadelphia, just "hopped" aboard the rising craft beer movement. It offers spa treatments with a little help from Delaware's famed craft brewery, Dogfish Head. Spa treatments are infused with Dogfish Head's Midas Touch, a sweet-yet-dry beer.
The body exfoliation using hops, barley and honey, followed by a beer bath and massage, starts at $250; a 50-minute pedicure beer foot bath is priced at $95. Occasionally, the spa offers a 25-minute hair beer rinse at $40. "Unknown to many, beer has some curative effects," says Nancy Deaton, spa director at The Lodge at Woodloch. "It hydrates the skin and acts as an exfoliant. It also adds volume and shine to one's hair."
In addition to the beer-inspired spa treatments, The Lodge at Woodloch recently expanded its beer and ales menu. Aside from Dogfish Head's craft-brewed ale, the new menu includes beer from Troegs, a central Pennsylvania microbrewery, San Diego-based Stone Brewing and Wolaver's in Middlebury, Vt.
Now I would be willing to try anything once and since they just added one of my favorite beer companies (Stone Brewing) I am in. Hopefully they have their Arrogant Bastard ale, now just need to find 250 dollars.