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Note: All brewing information/numbers confirmed correct on p1999. Thanks to toddfx!

The Benefits Brewing by Aesop

The one book on brewing is an excellent guide for learning the skill to near mastery levels. Unlike most skills, this one was one I didn't even bother to put one point into (not even to "prime" the skill!). The same it true for alcohol tolerance, but it would seem the this skill isn't as useful as I thought it might be for a magician-- a few drinks and I've got the intelligence of an ape (and a dumb one at that)! However, I recognize that there are a few very potent elixirs one can mix for warriors (who have little use for intelligence in the heat of battle!) who can benefit much from the bonuses alcohol can give to them at high tolerance levels!

There is at least one recipe I know of for a brew that cannot be found in any tavern in Norrath (to the best of my knowledge!), and I know more will be found eventually. To date, it is not a very profitable skill to have, as the common brews one begins with can be had for far cheaper than they cost to make. This may change at a future date, and perhaps the harder-to-find or otherwise unfindable brews will make it a more profitable undertaking.

Basic Brewing Materials by Niami

You're going to need to locate several things, before you try brewing. First, you need recipes. The book you can buy so far is the "Brewer's Limericks" book. The only location found so far for this is Kaladim. (There is a quest in Halas/Everfrost for more advanced brewing recipes.) Then, you need a brew barrel. These can be found in pretty much every town. They are that odd things that look like a barrel with a hose leading from it to a white trashcan. Then you need containers for the finished product. Casks, bottles and the like can usually be found in inns and taverns. But wait, there's more. That's right - other ingredients. Some recipes will need ingredients that you can purchase at a few select shops in Norrath. Other recipes will requires foraged goodies, or creature loot (rat ears, snake scales and other such yummy stuff).

Ok, you've located everything and are ready to try. Wade through those Brewer's Limericks, try to translate them into the ingredients needed, pop them into the brew barrel, and press combine. (You can also take the easy way out and visit the recipes section of this site for recipes if you don't want to chase books all over.) If you fail, you will get back the bottle/cask, but you will lose all the other ingredients.

Brewing Recipe List

Item Ingredients Container Trivial
Blackburrow Swig Blackburrow Gnoll Skin (x4), Gnoll Pup Scalp (x2), Ol'Tujim's Fierce Brew (x2) Blackburrow Cask no fail
Bog Juice Water Flask, Snake Scales bottle 21
Water Flask Pod of Water (x4) bottle 21
Short Beer Barley, Hops, Malt cask 31
Bottle of Kalish Fruit, Vegetables, Water Flask bottle 31
Stormguard Root Beer Roots (x2), Spices, Yeast, Water Flask bottle 31
Root Beer Float Stormguard Root Beer, Chunk of Ice, Frosting none 31
Legion Lager Deadbone Barley, Flask of Bloodwater, Giant Blood Sac bottle 36
Mead Yeast, Hops, Malt cask 41
Honey Mead (broke) Hops, Malt, Royal Jelly, Yeast cask 41
Caynar Nut Brown Ale Bag of Caynar Nuts, Barley, Hops, Malt cask 41
Heady Kiola Packet of Kiola Sap (x2), Water Flask bottle 46
Short Ale Barley, Hops, Water Flask cask 51
Ogre Swill Malt, Yeast, Froglok Meat cask 51
Egg Nog XXX Brandy, Egg Nog bottle 56
Fish Wine Water Flask, Grapes, Fresh Fish bottle 62
Gypsy Wine Grapes, Wine Yeast, Fire Beetle Eye bottle 68
Gypsy Porter Elven Wine(4), cask 68
Faydwer Porter Elven Wine(2), Red Wine, White Wine cask 68
Red Porter Red Wine(4) cask 68
Ro Porter Red Wine(2), Elven Wine(2) cask 68
Ale Barley, Malt, Water Flask cask 68
Thubr's Darkened Ale Barley, Malt, Strange Dark Fungus, Yeast cask 68
White Wine Grapes, Wine Yeast, Fruit bottle 82
Red Wine Grapes, Wine Yeast, Berries bottle 95
Gnomish Spirits Rice, Spider Legs, Rat Ears bottle 102
Elven Wine Morning Dew, Berries, Wine Yeast bottle 115
Brandy Red Wine (x2), Spices, Vegetables shotglass 122
Vodka Short Beer (x2), Water Flask, Vegetables bottle 135
Tumpy Tonic Kiola nut, Water Flask - 135
Ol'Tujim's Fierce Brew Barley, Hops, Yeast, Malt cask 135
Halas Heater Spider Legs, Vodka cask 135
Halfling Stouters Berries, Spices, Vodka shotglass 135
2x Brewed 2x Stout Dwarven Ale Dwarven Ale(2), Short Beer(2) cask 142
Lothran's Ancient Absinthe Brandy, Brimstone, Bundle of Wormwood - 143
Tail Kicker Lager Lizard Tail(2), Malt, Vinegar, Water Flask, Yeast - 142
Emerald Orange Schnapps (not classic?) Emerald Orange(2), Steamfont Spring Water, Wine Yeast bottle 148
Faydwer Schnapps (not classic?) Sylvan Berries(2), Steamfont Spring Water, Wine Yeast bottle 148
Armadillo Simmer Ale (missing) Armadillo Meat, Ogre Swill, Vinegar, Malt, Yeast Armadillo Husk 148
Skull Ale Cyclops skull, Short Beer, Vinegar, Spices - 151
Hulgarsh Vodka(x2), Water Flask, Fishing Bait (yields: 3 bottles) cask 155
Skunk Breath Ale Skunk Scent Gland(x2), Short Beer, Gnomish Spirits, Malt, Yeast cask 155
Boot Beer (missing) Swamp Vegetables (ground spawn in Innothule), Innothule Mushrooms (spawn in water in Innothule), Malt, Water Flask, Bottle of Milk Large Leather Boots >158 <=168
Bleeding Brain Vodka, Spices, Fire Beetle Eye shotglass 168
Ginesh Vegetables, Water Flask, Short Beer shotglass 168
Underfoot Brown Underfoot Mushroom(4), Malt, Short Beer, Water Flask cask 168
Faydwer Shaker Dwarven Ale, Elven Wine, Gnomish Spirits, Mead cask 188
Minotaur Hero's Brew Malt(x3), Short Beer(x2), Water Flask(x2), Yeast cask 248

Velious Brewing

Please test to see if these are in game. Not sure if they are present, but the Othmir Algae Ale is required for several Velious baking recipes.

(Note: Brewing ingredients are available off Blumblum Swigwater in Cobalt Scar.)

Item Ingredients Container Trivial
Othmir Algae Ale White Algae, Azure Algae, Ochre Algae cask 31
Brackish Othmir Ale Brackish Water, Azure Algae, Ochre Algae cask 51
Othmir Short Beer White Algae, Azure Algae, Ochre Algae bottle 31
Coldain Heater Brown Algae, Allspice, Water Flask shotglass 158
Tainted Avalanche Ale Arctic Mussels, Ice Wyvern Stinger, Iceball, Mind Melt, Runed Sea Shell (Cloud), Seahorse Scales bottle 248
Liquid Velium Rubbing Alcohol, Small Piece of Velium none 135
Sacred Velium Ink Liquid Velium, Cutlassfish Oil, Royal Kromrif Blood none 168

Non-alcoholic Drinks

These can be used in place of water, and cannot be right-clicked like alcohol. Recipe details in this section unverified on p99.

Item Ingredients Container Type/Stats Yield Trivial
Juices and Teas
Flask of Berry Juice 2 Berries, Flask of Water none all "drink" 5 21
Flask of Fruit Juice 2 Fruit, Flask of Water none 5 24
Flask of Karana Brown Tea 2 (foraged) Tea Leaves, Flask of Water none +1 sv poison 5 29
other teas?  ?
Flask of Orange Juice 2 Emerald Orange, Flask of Water none +1 sv disease 5 35
Flask of Rathe Berry Juice 2 Rathe Berries, Flask of Water none 5 26
Flask of Sylvan Berry Juice 2 (foraged) Sylvan Berries, Flask of Water none +1 agi 5 29
Egg Oils
Drake Egg Oil Drake Egg, Flask of Water (Tanning Agent) none not drinkable 1 <=68
Snake Egg Oil Snake Egg, Flask of Water none not drinkable 1 68
Aviak Egg Oil Aviak Eggs, Flask of Water none not drinkable 1 102
Fish Oil Fish Eggs, Flask of Water none not drinkable 1 68
(Eggs that do not combine to make oils: wurm egg, giant hornet egg, griffon egg, basilik egg (looted version, not foraged), alligator eggs)
Egg Nog Spices, Malted Milk, 2x Aviak Eggs bottle "drink" 2 55
Flask of Water 4x (foraged) Pod of Water bottle normal 1 21
Malted Milk Malt, Bottle of Milk (non-alcoholic drink) bottle "whistle wetter" 1 26
Root Beer Float Stormguard Root Beer, Frosting, Chunk of Ice none "drink" 1 <=101
Vegetable Oil (foraged) Vegetables, Flask of Water none not drinkable 1 102

Brewing Leveling Guide

The following is intended as a guide for those interested in advancing brewing skills with a minimum of begging for foraged items and running around gathering things that don't stack (like fire beetle eyes). Qeynos and Freeport are excellent cities to learn in, though others are suitable as well. With decent INT., one can advance in this skill relatively quickly, just don't drink while you're brewing!

Don't train any points in this skill unless you just have some to spare. Snake scales are too easy to come by, and Bog Juice will take you to skill 21. Here's the progression (non-bold steps can be skipped if you are willing to fail a bit more often to avoid collecting items or dealing with casks that don't stack):

Note that you can easily acquire the snakes scales and fish while levelling early on. If you work tailoring while you level, and fish during healing/medding time (yes, you can fish while medding), you can easily get to the point where your tailoring skill is just beginning to need the Heady Kiolas when you're at the skill level to start making them. Of course, if you save a stack of whatever you're brewing lately, you can keep your aclohol tolerance maxed as well. Cheers! Final note: Hero's brew trivial is 248 (when beginning to brew this at skill level 188, with 208 wisdom, I experienced 68 combines with no skill up. Bring your patience! - Wedar).

Alternate Steps

For evil brewers

  • Instead of Faydwer Shakers, purchase vegetables from foragers and do Ginesh to 168, then proceed to Minotaur Hero's Brew.


  • use an alt to purchase supplies from one city and resell them in another one.

For example: you can purchase supplies in Freeport on an alt character and then resell them in Neriak.

For Iksar in Kunark

  • (triv 21) Flask of Berry Juice (2 berries, 1 water flask)
  • (triv 24) Flask of Fruit Juice (2 fruit, 1 water flask)
  • (triv 35) Flask of Orange Juice (2 emerald oranges, 1 water flask)
  • (triv 41) Mead (1 yeast, 1 hops, 1 malt, 1 cask)
  • (triv 68) Red Porter (4 red wines (Klok Sass, Klok Poklon), 1 cask)
  • (triv 82) White Wine (1 grapes, 1 wine yeast (Brewer Prixal), 1 fruit, 1 bottle)
  • (triv 95) Red Wine (1 grapes, 1 wine yeast (Brewer Prixal), 1 berries, 1 bottle)
  • (triv 135) Vodka (1 vegetables, 2 short beer, 1 water flask, 1 bottle)
  • (triv 135) Halfling Stouters (1 berries, 1 spices, 1 vodka, 1 shotglass)
  • And for the last steps, Ginesh and Minotaur Hero's Brew should be doable in the Cabilis region.

Tempers and Tanning Agents

Tempers are made by master brewers in a Brew Barrel for various cultural Smithing recipes. Likewise, tanning agents are used for cultural Tailoring. The tempers and tanning agents themselves can be made by any race, but only used by the appropriate races (e.g. in cultural forges).

Item Ingredients Use Trivial
Blood Temper 1x Ogre Swill, 1x Elven Blood, 1x Human Blood, 1x Dwarven Blood Ogre Smithing 135
Earthen Temper 1x Dwarven Ale, 1x Lava Rock, 2x Drop of Mercury Dwarven Smithing 135
Frost Temper 1x Brandy, 2x Essence of Winter 1x Ice Goblin Blood Barbarian Smithing 135
Moonlight Temper 1x Morning Dew, 1x Swirling Mist, 2x Essence of Moonlight High/Woodelf Smithing 135
Royal Temper 1x Rain Water, 1x Griffenne Blood, 2x Essence of Sunlight Human (Qeynos) Smithing 135
Scale Temper 1x Sarnak Blood, 1x Froglok Blood, 1x Iksar Blood, 1x Flask of Bloodwater Iksar Smithing 135
Sea Temper 2x Mug of Sea Foam, 1x Saltwater Seaweed, 1x Fish Wine Human (Freeport) Smithing 135
Shadow Temper 1x Elven Blood, 1x Neriak Nectar, 2x Essence of Shadow Dark Elf Smithing 135

Known locations for temper materials:

  • Essence of Shadow: shadowed men (any zone that has them)
  • Essence of Winter: ice giants (Permafrost and Everfrost), tundra yeti (Dreadlands)
  • Essence of Moonlight: vampire-types in the castle of Mistmoore, dread wolves in Kithicor Forest
  • Essence of Sunlight: found on Sand Giants in South Ro, the Squire in Upper Guk, and chromadracs in Skyfire
  • Drop of Mercury: drops off various elementals (Steamfont, Najena, the Hole, etc.)
  • Lava Rock: fire elementals (Steamfont, Najena, etc.), Fire Giants (Solusek B), skyash drake in Skyfire
  • Elven Blood: off a variety of elves. For the faction-conscious, I recommend the bandits in Greater Faydark
  • Sarnak Blood: found on various sarnaks in Kunark
  • Froglok Blood: found off frogloks in Upper Guk, some frogoloks in Kunark
  • Iksar Blood: various iksar, with spellcasting ones seeming more likely to drop it (i.e., iksar necromancers in Sebilis jail)
  • Human Blood: found on humans. For the faction conscious, try bandits, dervish cutthroats, raiders, etc.
  • Dwarven Blood: if you guessed from dwarves, you'd be correct! For the faction conscious, try the dvarven bandits in Butcherblock
  • Ice Goblin Blood: from various ice gobbies in Permafrost/Everfrost
  • Rain Water: escaped Splitpaw gnolls in South Karana, gnolls in Lake Rathe
  • Morning Dew: foraged in Greater and Lesser Faydark at any time of the day, also some ground spawns in LFay
  • Swirling Mist: found off steam elementals in Steamfont, mist elementals in Najena, "Huge Water Elemental" in LGuk
  • Mug of Sea Foam: found on seafury cyclops in OOT
  • Saltwater Seaweed: fished in OOT - this is a NO DROP item, whomever is doing the brewing for this must do the fishing for it as well
  • Ogre Swill: sold at some booze merchants in Oggok and Freeport, possibly other locations as well
  • Neriak Nectar: sold at some booze merchants in Neriak, probably other locations as well
  • Dwarven Ale: sold at Pub Kal in Kaladim, probably other locations as well
  • Flask of Bloodwater: sold at many merchants in Cabilis, also given out in some iksar newbie quests
  • Fish Wine: sold at many booze merchants, can also be brewed
Item Ingredients Used For? Trivial
Acorn Oil Misty Acorn, Flask of Water Halfling Tailoring 102
Oak Bark Tannin Oak Bark, Flask of Water Wood Elf Tailoring 102
Yew Leaf Tannin Yew Leaf, Flask of Water Velium Leathers 68
Drake Egg Oil Drake Egg, Flask of Water Velium Leathers <=68
Cod Oil Cobalt Cod, Flask of Water Velium Leathers 68
Snapper Oil Dragon Bay Snapper, Flask of Water Baking 150

Known locations for tanning materials:

  • Yew Leaf - ground spawn in Wakening Lands
  • Drake Egg - foraged in Skyshrine, also rare drop off named drakes in Skyshrine
  • Misty Acorn - ground spawn in Misty Thicket
  • Oak Bark - foraged in Kithicor Forest, Warslik's Woods, ground spawn in Butcherblock

Related Pages

  • Unbrewable Drinks - If you've maxed out your brew skill but are still itching for more, check out this list for an extended set of drinks to hunt and quest for.
  • Poker Paintings - A collection of the most prominent taverns of Norrath, defined by the unique wall decor that unite them.