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Ale was a widely available beverage in the Realms.[5]

I'm as dry as a fire elemental's jockstrap on a hot day in Anauroch, barkeep. Get me some ale!
— Hero of Daggerford[6]

Notable brews[]

Most taverns provided their own supplies from regional brewers. A few ales, however, due to their high quality or ease of transport, were famous and available in wider areas.[5]

Baldur's Gate Pale 
A brew from the Cutlass in Luskan.[7]
Baldur's Gate Red Ale 
A red ale sold at Port Llast.[8]
A translucent green spearmint beer favored by halflings.[9]
Bitter Black 
A dark stout from Arabel.[5]
Bitterroot beer 
A smoky beer from Candlekeep and Daggerford made out of bitterroot plant.[6]
Black Bottom 
A rough, smoky ale from Cormyr.[10]
Black grog ale
A watered down libation from the Immurk's Hold, Pirate Isles.[11]
Deep Ale 
A frothy reinforced ale from Waterdeep, also known as fire ale.[12]
A nutty-tasting ale from the Sword Coast.[12]
Dragon's Breath Beer 
A strong and harsh brew from Sembia.[5]
Elder Root stout 
A rich and flavorful stout from the Running Stag tavern in Berdusk.[13]
Elminster's Choice 
A heavy, bitter, dark, and cloudy beer from Immersea, favored by adventurers from around the Wyvernwater.[5]
Golden Sands Brews 
Light and effervescent lagers from Calimshan. There were three variations: Golden Sands Basic, Golden Sands Gold and Golden Sands Orange.[5]
Highwater ale : A minty-flavored cream throat-burning ale from Highcastle.[14]
Iriaeboran North Brew 
A dark amber brew with a bitter aftertaste from Iriaebor. The producers called it "the bite of the North winds".[5]
Luiren's Best 
A sweet black, thick stout brewed by the Smokardin clan on the coast of Luiren. It was said to be a nice combination with nut cheese.[5]
Night ale 
A strong and dark ale from Voonlar. It was only available at the Swords Meet.[15]
Old One Eye 
A light brew with a spicy aftertaste from Llorbauth.[5]
A bitter brown ale brewed by the dwarves from Gracklstugh.[16]
Shadowdark ale 
A cloudy and frothy brown ale from Shadowdale.[5]
Sleeping Dragon dark 
A nutty brew made of oats and barley and produced at the Sleeping Dragon in Rassalantar.[17]
Slow Spout 
A thick and bitter ale produced by Duergar and available in Menzoberranzan.[18]
Spruce beer 
A beer made from the spruce tree in Wheloon, Cormyr.[19]
Also known as Purple Dragon Ale. A fine nutty ale originally brewed for the royal household of Cormyr.[5]
Tanagyr's Stout 
A heavy black stout with a rich malt flavor from Zhentil Keep.[5]
Wizard's Quaff 
A local brew freely available for tenants of the Whistling Wizard in Voonlar.[20]
A muddy ale brewed at Gyudd's Distillery in Skullport. It was sold at The Black Tankard and The Worm's Gullet.[21]


External Links[]


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