We’ve found the soap made by the owners of Brickyard Farms in nearby Cloverdale, Michigan, to be some of the best we’ve ever used. And when they made some test batches using our beer as an ingredient, we were sold.
Here’s how the artisans describe their product: “Our soaps are handcrafted in small batches, using a blend of olive, coconut, palm, castor and soybean oils. Next we add natural colorings, fragrance and/or essential oils, and a variety of defoliants, from spearmint leaves to clays and pumice. Wonderfully fragrant, our soap bars are both naturally soothing and beautifully simple.”
They added our Breakfast Stout to their Oatmeal-Milk & Honey recipe for a rich, softening soap that has a sweet smell balanced by a warm coffee aroma, from the beer. The oats used in the recipe work in concert with the oat-base of the beer for a luxurious finished product. Due to the success of this soap, we asked Brickyard Farms to make a Dirty Bastard version, which also works nicely—the caramel malts come through in the scent.
The other style is a cleansing, healing blend made with Centennial IPA and Simcoe hop pellets, which work to gently exfoliate your skin. Please see the photos above for the wonderful detail in this soap’s texture.
We hope you enjoy these beer soaps as much as we do.
**Note: Because these soaps are handmade, bars may vary in shape and color.