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Brewfest is a popular holiday event that occurs in the World of Warcraft every year at the end of September/beginning of October. It is a celebration of the fruits of the harvest, including various beers and fattening-sounding foods like pretzels and sausage. The main areas for the event are set up just outside the cities of Orgrimmar and Ironforge, though smaller beer gardens exist outside the other major cities and inside Shattrath, as well.
There are eleven World of Warcraft achievements for players to earn, ranging from consuming copious amounts of alcoholic beverages and brewfest foods to taking the time to down the infamous Coren Direbrew or drunkenly defending the festival from a dark iron dwarf attack. There is also one meta-achievement, "Brewmaster," associated with the holiday.
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Achievements of Mass Consumption
There are four achievements associated with gorging oneself during the festival. The first, "The Brewfest Diet," is awarded to players who consume each of the following 8 brewfest foods: Dried Sausage, Pickled Sausage, Savory Sausage, Spiced Onion Cheese, Spicy Smoked Sausage, Succulent Sausage, The Essential Brewfest Pretzel, and The Golden Link.
There are two separate faction-specific versions of the "Strange Brew" achievement. Alliance players must consume Barleybrew Clear, Barleybrew Dark, Barleybrew Light, Gordok Grog, Mudder's Milk, Ogre Mead, Thunder 45, Thunderbrew Ale, and Thunderbrew Stout. Horde players must drink Brewdoo Magic, Gordok Grog, Jungle River Water, Long Stride Brew, Mudder's Milk, Ogre Mead, Path of Brew, Small Step Brew, and Stout Shrunken Head.
The last consumption achievement, "Brew of the Year," is awarded for consuming each of the twelve beers available through the Brew of the Month Club over the course of a year. They are: Wild Winter Pilsner, Stranglethorn Brew, Springtime Stout, Metok's Bubble Bock, Lord of Frost's Private Label, Izzard's Ever Flavor, Draenic Pale Ale, Blackrock Lager, Binary Brew, Bartlett's Bitter Brew, Autumnal Acorn Ale, and Aromatic Honey Brew.
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Achievements of Drunken Behavior
"Brew of the Month," is the achievement awarded to those who acquire enough Brewfest Tokens to purchase a membership in the Brew of the Month Club. "Direbrewfest" is awarded to those who manage to kill the evil mastermind Coren Direbrew during the festival.
To earn the "Disturbing the Peace" achievement, players must don 3 separate pieces of Brewfest clothing, get completely smashed, and use the /dance emote in Dalaran. "Does your Wolpertinger Linger?" is the reward for those who purchase a Wolpertinger companion pet from the festival vendor.
Get the "Drunken Stupor" achievement for falling 65 yards without dying while completely smashed during the holiday. To earn the "Down with the Dark Iron" achievement, players must complete the quest "This One Time, When I Was Drunk..." by defending the brewfest grounds from a dark iron attack during the festival.
The final Brewfest Achievement, "Have Keg, Will Travel," is awarded to those who obtain one of the rare mounts dropped by Coren Direbrew during the holiday: the Brewfest Ram, Great Brewfest Kodo, or the Swift Brewfest Ram.
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To earn the "Brewmaster" achievement and the title of "Brewmaster," players must complete each of the following achievements during the Brewfest Holiday: "Strange Brew," "The Brewfest Diet," "Brew of the Month," "Drunken Stupor," "Direbrewfest," "Down with the Dark Iron," "Disturbing the Peace," "Does Your Wolpertinger Linger?" and "Have Keg, Will Travel."
Note that the "Brew of the Year" achievement is no longer part of the "Brewmaster" meta-achievement. Blizzard was forced to remove it from the meta after a significant outcry from those who felt it would unnecessarily lengthen the amount of time it would take them to earn the "What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been..." meta achievement and its associated rare Violet Proto Drake mount.
Guide to World of Warcraft Holiday Achievements
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