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Superior Bathhouse--America’s Only Brewery Located in a National Park

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Release Date: 05/03/2016

Thirty-something Rose Schweikhart turned a personal passion for beer in to a driving and thriving brewery and culinary business. It’s the Superior Bathhouse Brewery smack in the heart of downtown Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Two distinctive qualities separate Superior from the rest of the burgeoning micro-brew industry across the country. You see, Rose’s enterprise is the only brewery situated within a National Park, and it is the only brewery in the world utilizing thermal spring water as the key ingredient.

Another engaging dimension of Schweikhart’s brewery is that it’s located in a historic circa-1916 Classic Revival-style repurposed bathhouse—a remnant from the glory days when Hot Springs spas attracted patrons, and patients from around the world seeking a multiplicity of cures, and relief from an endless litany of ailments.

In partnership with the National Park Service, a million dollar plus renovation—reuse of the old bathhouse provided Rose with a fifty-year lease. In addition to offering beers crafted on-site, Schweikhart also serves a cool selection of regional favorites from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and naturally, Arkansas.

Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer at the Superior Bathhouse Brewery where he visits with owner and visionary Rose Schweikhart who talks story about her passion for brews, with a special fondness for Belgian style.

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