Brewfest is a time for both the Horde and Alliance to enjoy the fermented fruits of the harvest: pretzels, cheese, and booze! The competing Thunderbrew and Barleybrew breweries (along with neutral Ogre brewers) come together outside of all the major cities in a bid to outdo each other with their ales, meads, and beers. Sit back, take a pull, and sample the finest wares these brewers have to offer!
When: September 20 - October 5th
- Main Event: Ironforge (Alliance) and Orgrimmar (Horde). Beer gardens will also be set up outside of Silvermoon City, Darnassus, Undercity, Stormwind, Thunder Bluff, the Exodar, and Shattrath.
Every year, brewmasters from Drohn’s Distillery, T’chali’s Voodoo Brewery, and the rival Barleybrew and Thunderbrew families celebrate their handiwork with two weeks of fun, frivolity, steins, spirits, and sausages outside the gates of Ironforge and Orgrimmar.
As with any event that attracts so many revelers, it’s only a matter of time before someone shows up to crash the party – in this case, the Dark Iron Dwarves of Blackrock Mountain. If you can drive the Dark Irons back to the Grim Guzzler, you’ll earn valuable Brewfest Prize Tokens; if the Dark Iron assailants are already running for the mountains, you can earn tokens by completing daily keg deliveries, barking runs for the brewers, and other quests that will challenge your drinking prowess. After a few too many, you might even spot a pink elekk or wild wolpertinger.
Brewfest Prize Tokens
Brewfest Prize Tokens are the currency used to purchase festival clothing and other special items. You can collect them by completing quests offered as part of the festival.
Seasonal Boss: Coren Direbrew
Irritated by badly-behaved party-crashers? Track down the source of the Dark Iron attacks and end them once and for all. If you’ll track the Dark Irons’ trail of evidence back to Blackrock Depths, you can do battle with the mastermind plaguing Beerfest - Coren Direbrew. He drops special rewards including epic weapons, trinkets, and rare mounts.
Adventurers can show their ram-riding skills by speaking with Neill Ramstein or Ram Master Ray. Before they'll trust you with their precious rams, though, you'll need to prove that you can control one! Once you've proven your expertise at handling the rams, you can earn Brewfest Prize Tickets by picking up kegs of brew from Kharanos or Razor Hill and bringing them back to the fest.
The representatives of some of the major breweries want adventurers to help out by advertizing their brews in Orgrimmar and Ironforge; just speak to one of the brewers for Barleybrew or Thunderbrew (outside of Ironforge) or T'chali's Voodoo Brewery or Drohn's Distillery (outside of Orgrimmar) to get started shilling suds.
Brew of the Month Club
For 200 Brewfest Tokens, you can join the exclusive "Brew of the Month" Club. Once you’ve become a member, you are sent a new brew in the mail every month, each with different properties. If the brew is to your liking, you can purchase more from specific vendors in Ironforge or Orgrimmar. Membership lasts one year and will need to be renewed the following year.
Each day at 6:15 AM and 6:15 PM server time, High Tinker Mekkatorque (Ironforge) and Vol'jin (Orgrimmar) come out to the Brewfest grounds for a brief Tapping of the Keg ceremony. Everyone who witnesses the ceremony will receive a buff that increases experience they’ll earn for kills by 10% for two hours.
Merchants & Vendors
These professional hoarders will accept your Brewfest Prize Tokens in exchange for food, festive clothes, mounts, a pet, and more!
Swift Brewfest Ram
A sturdy, ornately decorated ram that you can acquire from Coren Direbrew's Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest.
Great Brewfest Kodo
A unique, carefully adorned kodo that you can claim after defeating Coren Direbrew.
This cute companion, taught by a Wolpertinger's Tankard, is a reward for the successful completion of the quest “Catch the wild Wolpertinger!”
Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm
This impossibly small elephant can be procured from a seasonal merchant for 100 Brewfest Prize tokens.
This handy remote summons an underground mole machine that will give you a ride to the Grim Guzzler, the premiere tavern in the Dark Iron capital of Shadowforge City.
Brewfest Pony Keg
This item will tap a pony keg of delicious Brewfest Brew. It can be bought from a seasonal merchant for 100 Brewfest Prize Tokens.
Preserved Brewfest Hops
This consumable item will temporarily turn your mount into either a Brewfest Ram (for Alliance members) or a Brewfest Kodo (for Horde players). It can be bought for 20 Brewfest Prize Tokens from Belbi Quikswitch (for the Alliance) or Blix Fixwidget (for the Horde).
Fresh Brewfest Hops
This consumable item will last for 7 days, and will temporarily turn your mount into either a Brewfest Ram (for Alliance members) or a Brewfest Kodo (for Horde players). It can be bought for 20 Brewfest Prize Tokens to a seasonal merchant.
Eyesight Enhancing Romance Goggles
This amazing item can be bought for 100 Brewfest Prize Tokens from Belbi Quikswitch (for the Alliance) or Blix Fixwidget (for the Horde). They will change all players and NPCs into Gnomes (Alliance players) or Orcs (Horde players) for anyone who wears them.
These goggles simulate the effects of alcohol - effects that can easily be dismissed by removing the goggles.
Each year of Brewfest, you can receive a unique commemorative stein as a quest reward for participating in Brewfest.
This set of Brewfest clothing includes hats (purple, green, brown, or blue, each for 50 Brewfest Prize Tokens from a seasonal merchant), slippers or boots (each available from a seasonal merchant for 100 Brewfest Prize Tokens), and dress or regalia (each available from a seasonal merchant for 200 Brewfest Prize Tokens).
Seasonal Food & Drinks
From the Thunderbrew Stout to the Barleybrew Light, you’ll be able to keep the beverages flowing with your Brewfest Prize Tokens, and you can also use them to purchase a variety of foods, including sausages, pretzels, onions, cheese, and more sausages!
Brewfest currently offers a total of 110 achievement points, split over 10 achievements and 1 meta-achievement.
If you complete six Brewfest Achievements (The Brewfest Diet, Brew of the Month, Direbrewfest, Down With The Dark Iron, Does Your Wolpertinger Linger?, Have Keg, Will Travel), your character will gain the title of “Brewmaster.”
Check out our Brewfest screenshot gallery.