When dealing with a beer spill, the most important thing you can do is clean it up immediately. Use a white towel to blot up as much of the beer as possible.
Yeast strains, hops, grains, and additives like fruit and spices can all contribute to beer’s aroma. These are the same culprits that leave that nasty sweet-ish, sour smell that hangs around your house after a beer has been spilled.
The longer you leave the spill without cleaning, the stronger the smell (and the stain) will get.
If you spill a full beer on your upholstered couch, for example, the smell is likely to be noticeable for several weeks.
Typically, people will give in by the second day because the smell is so bad they don’t want to try and wait it out.
Baking soda is the better choice to remove the smell of beer from the carpet and furniture. It penetrates deeper into the fibers and to the floor under your carpet.
For a lingering beer smell, you can use air fresheners, light candles, use wax melts or put a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a vaporizer.
It’s important when cleaning spilled beer on couches and chairs not to oversaturate the fabric. You should always use a white or light-colored rag or paper towels to blot spills and apply cleaning solutions.
Beer spilled on leather needs to be cleaned quickly to avoid permanent damage. You should also avoid using too much water during the cleaning process as this can also harm the leather.
Always blot spills and stains on carpet and rugs to avoid damage to the fibers.