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Brewfest is the World of Warcraft counterpart of the famous Oktoberfest, the largest faire in the world, held every year in Munich, Germany.
As its name suggests, the event consists in a virtual celebration of fictional World of Warcraft beers. Alcohol being a central theme in Brewfest, the event is very slightly different on the European realms. This was necessary for the game to keep its PEGI 12 rating.
Parts of the events are opened to all players with no level restriction. As Brewfest is updated from one year to the other, full completion in 2011 requires level 84.
The event itself takes places outside of Ironforge if you play Alliance or Orgrimmar if you play Horde. Many rewards can be earned: mounts, epic gear, pets, achievements, a title, and vanity items.
This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to complete the event.
The event can be broken down in two components:
Achievements can be earned while doing daily quests, when killing Coren Direbrew, or by purchasing specific items with tokens.
The currency used during Brewfest is Brewfest Prize Token. As the tooltip states, the tokens require Brewfest and will disappear when the event ends. This means that they cannot be kept from one year to the other.
Brewfest Prize Tokens used to be an alternative currency (just like Justice or Valor Points, for example). As such, items purchased with these tokens could previously be refunded, which made it easy to get some achievements as one could simply buy a required item to obtain the related achievement before refunding the item. Since Brewfest 2010, Brewfest Prize Tokens are no longer an alternative currency and items bought with them can no longer be refunded.
1.2. Date and Timeline
Brewfest usually takes place around the same time as Oktoberfest, its real world counterpart. This year, Brewfest will start on the 20th of September and will end on the 5th of October.
There is no progression through the event, each day brings you the same daily quests that were available from day 1. Completing all the achievements and collecting all the rewards will take a varying amount of time, depending on your skill at collecting tokens. In average, it takes 8 to 10 days. Buying the remaining vanity items takes, in average, 7 to 9 more days.
As we explain in the Keg Run section, the number of Brewfest Prize Tokens you can earn in a given day vary according to your ability to perform a specific assignment.
On the first day, you can earn (approximately) between 135 and 165 tokens.
On subsequent days, you can earn between 35 and 65 tokens.
To complete the event, you need to spend between 550 and 570 tokens (depending on whether you get a mount from Coren Direbrew). To buy the remaining vanity items, you need to spend another 500 tokens. As you can see the 2 weeks duration of the Faire is barely enough to get all the rewards available.
The rewards offered by Brewfest are detailed in this section.
1.3.1. Vanity Items
Direbrew's Remote has a chance to drop from Coren Direbrew. Prior to Brewfest 2010, this item used to be very useful for teleporting your group to Coren Direbrew, in Blackrock Depths. Coren now being only accessible by queuing in the Dungeon Finder tool removed most of the appeal this item used to have.
Preserved Brewfest Hops temporarily turns your mount into a Swift Brewfest Ram if you play Alliance or into a Great Brewfest Kodo if you are Horde. The item has only one charge and will disappear after you use it. The effect lasts until you dismount. Preserved Brewfest Hops can be bought for 20 Brewfest Prize Tokens from Belbi Quikswitch if you play Alliance or from Blix Fixwidget if you play Horde.
The first edition of Brewfest, in 2007, saw players be given a Yellow Brewfest Stein for participating in the event. In 2008, they received a Blue Brewfest Stein, and in 2009, a Green Brewfest Stein. Unfortunately, in 2010, no new stein was offered and this led a disappointed community to think that steins would no longer be given during Brewfest. This year, a new Brewfest stein is available: Overflowing Purple Brewfest Stein. The stein is obtained by completing a simple quest available almost right from the start of the event.
Two pets are available to players participating in Brewfest: Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm and Wolpertinger's Tankard. While the Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm is simply bought with 100 Brewfest Prize Tokens, the Wolpertinger's Tankard is bought for a 50 (not accounting for reputation cost reduction) on European servers and is a quest reward on North American servers.
In some past Brewfest events, Coren Direbrew's loot tables had been updated to match the item level of the current content. This year seems to follow this trend, as many Brewfest-related level 365 items have been added to the game by Patch 4.2:
1.3.5. Achievements and Title
Other achievements can also be earned during Brewfest, but they are not necessary to complete the Brewmaster meta-achievement:
2. Faire Area and NPCs↑top
Brewfest takes place in rather confined areas, in Dun Morogh (Alliance) and Durotar (Horde), inside which there are many NPCs that you will need to interact with during the event. Before we walk you through the event, we present you with maps of the respective Alliance and Horde areas and mark the locations of the important NPCs, as well as the location where the attack from the Dark Iron Dwarves (see related section below) happens.
For Alliance players, Brewfest is located at the same place as usually. For Horde players, a Dranosh'ar training camp has been built where the Faire used to be. Therefore, the Horde Brewfest is now located slightly west of its former position.
The important NPCs for the Alliance Brewfest are located as follows:
For convenience, we also give the coordinates where each NPC is located:
The important NPCs for the Horde Brewfest are located as follows:
For convenience, we also give the coordinates where each NPC is located:
3. Preliminary Quest↑top
As is the case with many seasonal events, commoners in capital cities will offer an optional preliminary quest: Brewfest! (Alliance/Horde). Simply go to the Brewfest location and speak to the organiser: Ipfelkofer Ironkeg for Alliance players or Tapper Swindlekeg for Horde players. The organiser himself also gives the quest.
4. Ram Racing↑top
Together with slaying Coren Direbrew, Ram Racing constitutes the very essence of Brewfest, i.e., this is what you will be spending most of your time doing.
4.1. Basics of Ram Racing
When accepting Ram Racing related quests (we detail them in subsequent sections), your character is mounted on a Ram and you are provided with reins (Ram Racing Reins). The first time you accept such a quest, it is strongly advised that you take a few seconds to put the Ram Racing Reins item on one of your action bars and that you bind a key to it. Indeed, this item is to be constantly used to maintain the speed of the Ram and clicking it repeatedly over the course of several minutes is highly uncomfortable.
When on a Ram, you gain a new stacking buff: Ram Fatigue. The faster you go, the faster the buff stacks. If it reaches 100, your Ram becomes exhausted and will walk very slowly until it recovers. Your Ram only knows 5 different speeds (except for normal speed, they are all indicated by you gaining a related buff):
4.2. Prerequisite Quest
When you arrive at Brewfest, the first quest you should do is Now This is Ram Racing... Almost. (Alliance/Horde), given by Neill Ramstein to Alliance players and Ram Master Ray to Horde players. It enables all the other Ram Racing activities.
To complete the quest, do the following:
You have 4 minutes to complete the quest. As you can see, this is more than enough.
4.3. Barking Daily Quests
After completing the prerequisite quest, you will be given the chance, every day, to promote one of the two breweries related to your faction, by barking for them at 4 locations in Orgrimmar or Ironforge. Simply go to the designated locations, and the barking part will be done automatically. You must reach all 4 locations within 4 minutes while riding a Ram. Succeeding will reward you with 15 Brewfest Prize Tokens.
The barking part is automatically done as you reach the designated areas.
In both Orgrimmar and Ironforge, the quest is made easy by the fact that 4 minutes are alloted for completing the 4 barking objectives. Once you have completed them, you can take as long as you need to go back to the quest giver. If you have an epic ground mount or a flying mount, you can dismiss the Ram and finish the quest on your own, faster mount.
4.4. Keg Run
The Keg Run is the traditional name of a Brewfest daily quest, Brew for Brewfest (Alliance/Horde), given by Neill Ramstein to Alliance players and by Ram Master Ray to Horde players. It consists in driving a Ram efficiently to fetch kegs of beer from a nearby location and bring them back to Brewfest. Each delivery gives Brewfest Prize Tokens. Therefore, the faster you go, the more tokens you can gather in the alloted time.
4.4.1. Unlocking the Keg Run
This quest serves as an introduction to the Keg Run, the only differences being that you are limited to 3 deliveries and you receive 10 Brewfest Prize Tokens for completing the quest, no matter how fast you are.
For the deliveries, simply go to the designated location (Kharanos for Alliance players), where a keg will automatically be thrown to you. Note that you need to have a free inventory slot to receive the keg. Then, come back to the quest giver area to deliver the keg. You will find 4 buckets of apples along the road, which reset your Ram Fatigue when you pass very close to them.
4.4.2. Keg Run Rules
Once you have completed the prerequisite quest, you can go back to the quest giver every day to do more deliveries. He will propose you a daily quest, Brew for Brewfest (Alliance/Horde), which completes instantly if you accept it. Then, you will be mounted on a Ram and you can start the deliveries.
The Ram expires after 4 minutes. Each delivery adds 30 seconds to the timer. If you are efficient, you can do deliveries in 40 seconds or a bit less, enabling you to do over 20 deliveries. Since each delivery rewards 2 Brewfest Prize Tokens, the more deliveries you do, the faster you will be able to complete the event.
4.4.3. Efficient Keg Runs
There are two key points to do efficient keg runs:
There are 4 buckets of apples in total. Passing next to them removes your stacks of Ram Fatigue, enabling you to constantly be at Ram - Gallop. They are positioned as follows (for Alliance and Horde Brewfest alike):
Ideally, you only want to make use of the second and third buckets. Keep the other two (those behind the NPCs) for backup purposes, for example when the second of third bucket did not reset your stacks of Ram Fatigue (it can happen).
Turning around before you reach the NPCs can make you gain precious time. When you fetch the keg, you can turn around at about 20 yards from the NPC. He will still throw the keg at you and it will eventually catch up with you while you ride back to Brewfest. The same works for the delivery part, although it seems that you need to get a bit closer, around 15 yards.
Below, you will find a rather optimised route for Alliance players. Aim for the third bucket on the way to the keg and for the second bucket on the way back.
Next, you will find an optimised route for Horde players. As for the Alliance Keg Run, aim for the third bucket on the way to the keg and for the second bucket on the way back.
5. Dark Iron Dwarves Attack↑top
Every 30 minutes, the Dark Iron Dwarves from Blackrock Mountain use their transporter to invade Brewfest. To defend the camp, you need to drink beers and throw the empty mugs at the Dark Iron Dwarves.
5.1. Training Quest
This quest will train you to target enemies with a mug. Basically, you need to attack the robot located behind the quest giver's stand. Drink from a Complimentary Brewfest Sampler and the empty mug will be automatically thrown at the robot, if you are targeting it.
Upon completion, this quest will reward you with 10 Brewfest Prize Tokens.
5.2. Repelling the Attack
Every 30 minutes, digging machines will start surfacing in the middle of the Brewfest location. Dark Iron Dwarves will then exit the machines and attempt to destroy the 3 big beer kegs nearby.
To defend Brewfest, loot a mug of beer from a nearby table. Every time you empty it (by right-clicking it), your character will throw it at a random enemy. Then, the mug automatically refills and you can immediately use it again. You do not need to specifically target a dwarf, the game seems to choose a nearby target.
Sometimes, NPCs will drop large mugs on the ground. Using them grants a sort of whirlwind power that takes out many Dark Iron Dwarves.
After a few minutes, the dwarves will leave. If the beer kegs are still intact, the defense is successful, otherwise it is failed.
It is a good idea to announce the attack in general chat, as players will usually come to help.
5.3. Daily Quest
After a successful defense, you will notice a cogwheel in the middle of the faire. It fell off one of the Dark Iron Dwarves' transports. The item offers you the This One Time, When I Was Drunk... quest (Alliance/Horde). Turning it in rewards you with 10 Brewfest Prize Tokens and the Down With The Dark Iron achievement.
Note that while you can participate in the defense of Brewfest as many times as you wish over the course of a single day, you will be able to turn in the daily quest, and receive its reward, only once.
6. Obtaining your Pets↑top
Brewfest provides you with two unique pets: Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm and Wolpertinger's Tankard. The Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm can be bought for 100 Brewfest Prize Tokens from Belbi Quikswitch (Alliance) or Blix Fixwidget (Horde). The Wolpertinger's Tankard is obtained differently on the North American and European servers.
6.1. Wolpertinger's Tankard on North American Servers
Goldark Snipehunter (Alliance) and Glodrak Huntsniper (Horde) provide you with the two following quests: Pink Elekks On Parade (Alliance, Horde) and Catch the Wild Wolpertinger! (Alliance, Horde). The former enables you to earn extra Brewfest Prize Tokens (see next section) and the latter rewards you with the Wolpertinger's Tankard pet.
Catch the Wild Wolpertinger! requires you to capture 5 Wolpertingers around Brewfest. Note that Hunters can display the location of nearby Wolpertingers on their minimap thanks to Track Beasts.
To see the Wolpertingers, you need to be drunk. Either drink alcoholic beverages until you see the You're feeling drunk off of... message or wear the Synthebrew Goggles that the quest giver provides you with if you ask him.
To capture a Wolpertinger, simply target it and use the provided quest item (Wolpertinger Net).
6.2. Extra Quest on North American Servers
Pink Elekks On Parade rewards you with 40 Brewfest Prize Tokens and requires you to kill 3 Pink Elekks at each of the following location:
To see the Pink Elekks, you need to be drunk. Either drink alcoholic beverages until you see the You're feeling drunk off of... message or wear the Synthebrew Goggles that the quest giver provides you with if you ask him.
To kill the Pink Elekks, simply target them and use the provided quest item (Elekk Dispersion Ray).
6.3. Wolpertinger's Tankard on European Servers
Because killing and capturing animals while being drunk is not compatible with the PEGI 12 game rating of World of Warcraft in Europe, the two quests Pink Elekks On Parade (Alliance, Horde) and Catch the Wild Wolpertinger! (Alliance, Horde) are not available to European players.
This changes two things:
7. Coren Direbrew↑top
Coren Direbrew is the boss of the Brewfest event. He is located in Blackrock Depths and you can only access him through the Dungeon Finder tool. Only level 84 and 85 characters are able to queue. Queuing transports you directly to Coren. To engage him, talk to him, insult him, and do not apologise.
The fight is relatively easy. Simply control his sidekicks and nuke him down.
The first time you kill Coren on a given day, you receive a Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest in your inventory. This chest has a chance to contain some of the following items (no Valor Points, though):
Every time you kill Coren, the following trinkets have a chance to drop:
8. 2011 Brewfest Stein↑top
These items were always the reward of an easy souvenir quest, given by Neill Ramstein's assistant (Alliance) or Ram Master Ray's assistant (Horde), to be turned in to Belbi Quikswitch (Alliance) or Blix Fixwidget (Horde). This souvenir quest was enabled by completing the Now This is Ram Racing... Almost. quest (Alliance/Horde).
This year, as in 2007, 2008, and 2009, a Brewfest stein is available: Overflowing Purple Brewfest Stein. As previously, this stein is obtained by doing a souvenir quest: A New Supplier of Souvenir (Alliance/Horde).
Note that acquiring the 2011 stein does not grant a Feat of Strength.
9. Remaining Achievements↑top
If you have followed the guide so far, you should have already completed the following achievements:
In the remainder of this section, we will walk you through the achievements that you still need to complete.
9.1. Have Keg, Will Travel
If you did not obtain a Brewfest mount (Great Brewfest Kodo or Swift Brewfest Ram), you can complete the Have Keg, Will Travel achievement by buying any of the following items and applying it on one of your mounts:
All of these items have only one charge and will disappear after being used. The temporary decoration they grant to your mount will expire when you dismount.
9.2. A Brew-FAST Mount
9.3. Drunken Stupor
9.4. Strange Brew
Strange Brew (Alliance/Horde) requires you to buy and taste various beers (each for less than 4 ) from different vendors located at Brewfest. The achievement cannot be completed by players below level 65 and its objectives differ between Alliance and Horde.
The beverages disappear from your inventory and your mail when Brewfest ends.
9.5. The Brewfest Diet
The Brewfest Diet requires you to buy and taste Brewfest food (each for less than 15 ) from various vendors located at Brewfest. The achievement cannot be completed by players below level 65.
The food items disappear from your inventory and your mail when Brewfest ends.
9.6. Disturbing the Peace
Secondly, you need go to Dalaran, wear the 3 pieces of the Brewfest Garb, get as drunk as you possibly can, before finally using the /dance emote.
9.7. Brew of the Month & Brew of the Year
With 200 Brewfest Prize Tokens, you can buy the Brew of the Month Club Membership Form (Alliance/Horde) from your Brewfest vendor, Belbi Quikswitch (Alliance) or Blix Fixwidget (Horde). This item starts the Brew of the Month Club quest (Alliance/Horde). Completing this quest will make you join the Brew of the Month Club and will complete the Brew of the Month achievement.
From there on, on the first day of each month, you will receive a sample of the beer of the month by mail:
Sampling all these beers (it indeed takes a year) grants you the Brew of the Year achievement.
We hope that this guide will have answered every question you had about Brewfest. If not, we encourage you to leave a comment or contact us by e-mail, we will be happy to address the issue you encountered.
Because of the Cataclysm, a few things changed since the last edition of Brewfest. We did the necessary testing to ensure that the guide properly takes them into account.