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How To Get Beer Smell Out Of Carpet

Ah, the smell of beer! It’s often a pleasant enough reminder of days gone by and nights out with friends.

Unfortunately, that sweet scent can become less than savory when it spills onto your carpeting.

Following a few simple steps will help you to get the beer smell out of the carpet quickly and easily!

Assessing the Stain and Smell

The first step is to assess the stain: is the stain light or dark? If it’s light, then chances are that the beer has been allowed to set in for some time and has seeped into fibers, making it more difficult to remove. If the stain is dark, then you may still be able to remove it with a few steps.

Once you’ve identified how severe the stain is, try to identify if there are any residual smells still lingering in your carpets.

Depending on how long the beer has been sitting on your carpets and what type of beer it was (which can affect the odor intensity), you may find that there isn’t much of a lingering scent — or that it’s quite strong.

Either way, you’ll want to take further steps for removal.

Pre-treating the Carpet with Vinegar

To pre-treat carpet stained by beer, you’ll want to grab some white vinegar (which helps neutralize odors). Dilute one part vinegar with two parts water and apply directly onto the carpet using a spray bottle or pour directly from an empty container.

You won’t need too much; just enough so that it soaks into your carpet fibers without leaving puddles behind. Once this is done, let sit for 10 minutes before blotting it up with a towel or rag.

The vinegar should help remove some of the odors while minimizing discoloration from the beer spill in your carpets treating them back to their original color.

Using Baking Soda to Neutralize Odors

Once pre-treated with vinegar, try sprinkling baking soda over the area where spilled beer caused a mess (it must be free from chemicals as artificial fragrances can irritate your nose).

Allow at least an hour for baking soda to do its magic – which means sitting on top of your carpets – before vacuuming up all particles afterward. This should help neutralize any residual smells and clean up any debris left behind after applying vinegar earlier in this process!

Ventilating The Carpet With Fresh Air

Next, open windows in nearby rooms or turn on fans/ventilation systems to circulate fresh air throughout your home while drying out carpets affected by spilled beer (this includes both upper-level spaces as well as basements/garages/crawl spaces).

This will help air out any lingering scents associated with spilled drinks while also allowing moisture remaining on carpets time to evaporate naturally!

Employing Professional Cleaners Or Chemicals That Disguise The Smell

If you haven’t been able to get rid of the beer odor in your carpets, consider hiring professional cleaners who specialize in removing pet/food/drink odors from carpets.

You can also use chemicals or sprays designed specifically to mask smells like cigarette smoke and beverage spills–just check that they’re safe to use on furniture!

Considering A Professional Cleaning Service To Remove The Smell Permanently

Lastly, if all else fails then why not consider hiring a professional cleaning service?

Their expertise will be invaluable when attempting the removal of concentrated odors associated with spilled drinks (especially those which have been allowed time set into fibers before being treated) as they know exactly what methods work best based on extensive experience dealing with cases like yours – no matter how severe!

This option may cost more but if nothing else has worked thus far then this might just be worth exploring!


Beer smell doesn’t have to remain forever – following these six simple steps should show results fast for current cases as well helping prepare you for future occurrences in your home (spilled drinks never stop happening!).

Whether employing DIY methods at home or taking advantage of professional services offered elsewhere – getting rid of those smelly reminders from spilled drinks will become easier after learning how effective these six quick tips can be!

Author Image Fabian
I’m Fabian, homebrewer and beer taster. I’m also the editor of Beer100. I love travelling the world and trying out new handcraft beer and different beer styles. I’m not an expert in brewing beer, but I know a few things about beer, which I share on this blog. If you need help or have a question, please comment below.

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