Rose Schweikhart has always been obsessed with suds. An early love of music blossomed during her childhood in Morristown, NJ leading to degrees in classical Tuba from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. During her year living and travelling abroad, Rose fell in love with the beers of Germany, England, and Belgium. Home brewing experimentations were early attempts to recreate those traditional beer styles.
In 2011, Rose moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas with an impossibly big dream: to brew beer commercially using the city’s famous 144 degree spring water. She formed a company and began the arduous two year negotiation to lease a historic former-bathhouse in the heart of Hot Springs National Park from the federal government. Construction began in late spring of 2013 and today, the Superior Bathhouse is home to the only brewery in a US National Park and the only brewery in the world to utilize thermal spring water in their beer. Rose considers beer to be a creative process. Like the varied timbers and dynamics one can coax from a tuba, grains, hops, and yeast offer an endless creative pallet, and create she does. Rose and the Superior Bathhouse brewing team crank out a constant stream of new beer from the original to the outlandish. If you ever find yourself in Arkansas, please stop by the Superior and experience #HotSpringsOnTap for yourself!