Or so says the lede in travel writer Evan Rail’s look at the relatively new trend of soaking one’s body in beer. The soaking in beer article, describes several brew houses in Europe who are providing visitors with the ability to possibly fulfill a life-long dream of sinking, inch, by inch, into a big, hot, vat of warm beer. What, that wasn’t your life-long dream? Well, excuse me for desiring some of the finer things in life.
The truth is, I think I’ve seen everything under the sun in the realm of soaking one’s body in hot liquid. There is mud, of course, and champagne, and certain kinds of dung. There is the always exciting Ganges River and soaking in thermal pools with who-knows-what in mineral form bubbling up from the depths of the earth.
My point is that soaking in beer is a novelty, unless you consider the fact that the holistic part of beer, the combination of brewed grains, yeast, hops and pure water, might actually hold some amazing health secrets. I figure it’s worth a try. Who knows, beer just might be the Fountain of Youth. Too bad we didn’t realize that it’s might not be in consuming it but in soaking our weary bones in it.
So, get yourself a few growlers of your favorite low-alcohol beer, though I’m not entirely sure why that matters, and go fill up your bathtub and see if it does the trick.