Rose Schweikhart

Superior Bathhouse Brewery

Rose Schweikhart made her way to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 2011.

Schweikhart has always been a music lover. She received degrees in classical tuba from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.

While traveling and exploring overseas, she fell in love with the beers of Germany, England and Belgium.

When she moved to Hot Springs, her dream was to brew beer commercially using Hot Springs’ 144-degree spring water.

To pursue that dream, Schweikhart created her company, the Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery. The business is located at a former bathhouse in Hot Springs National Park. The Superior Bathhouse is the only brewery in a U.S. national park along with being the only brewery in the world to utilize thermal spring water in its beer.

Not one to sit on her laurels, Schweikhart continues to create new, unique beer flavors at the brewery.

Hometown: Morristown, New Jersey

First job: Cashier at A & P

Favorite food: Any type of Mexican food

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My business. I’m proud to constantly be able to grow my business and its continued success. That is my life.

What attracted you to your career? I fell in love with beer in Europe. When I moved to Hot Springs, I was really interested in starting a business. I saw the opportunity to do that in Hot Springs.

First big break? The opportunity to move to England and go to graduate school and enjoy new experiences. It exposed me to a lot.

What’s one thing that others would be surprised to know about you? That I love ‘90s hip hop and R&B.

Hobbies? Running, mountain biking and renovation projects. I really enjoy building things. I also enjoy playing Xbox and I have a 3-D printer.

What do you love about what you do? Getting to see long-term dreams become reality.

Where is the place where you would most like to live? I would like to live on a lake in Maine.

Photo by David Yerby


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