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Fancy taking a refreshing dip in your favorite brew? Well, now you can - although you have to go to Austria to do it!

The Starkenberger brewery in Tarrenz, has pools filled with beer, because why swim in water when you can swim in something far more fragrant.

The 700-year-old brewery sits within an ancient castle converted the 13 foot deep pools from old vats that were no longer in use back in 2005.

The pools are heated and filled with real beer.

While the brewery recommends against drinking the pool beer, mainly due to its heat and the fact that dozens of people swim in it each day.  Also it apparently tastes a bit bitter.

For about $258 you get a two-hour swimming session. And if you need to justiy the cost, invite some friends and tell them the beer has benefits to the skin and your overall wellbeing.  Beer contains vitamins and calcium for softening the skin and soothing skin conditions.  The heat and hops can have a calming effect on the body and help increase circulation.  They do recommend a shower afterwards however as the beer can soak in and has 'norishing properties'.

If you do feel a little parched, you can always order a nice pint of fresh beer to sip while you swim.

Guests say it's just like sitting in a spa pool - with a beer smell!

Source: www.travelandleisure.com