Ale was a widely available beverage in the Realms.[4]

Notable brewsEdit

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.[4]

Baldur's Gate Pale 
A brew from the Cutlass in Luskan.[5]
Baldur's Gate Red Ale 
A red ale sold at Port Llast.[6]
A translucent green spearmint beer favored by halflings.[7]
Bitter Black 
A dark stout from Arabel.[4]
Black Bottom 
A rough, smoky ale from Cormyr.[8]
Dragon's Breath Beer 
A strong and harsh brew from Sembia.[4]
Elminster's Choice 
A heavy, bitter, dark, and cloudy beer from Immersea, favored by adventurers from around the Wyvernwater.[4]
Golden Sands Brews 
Light and effervescent lagers from Calimshan. There were three variations: Golden Sands Basic, Golden Sands Gold and Golden Sands Orange.[4]
Iriaeboran North Brew 
A dark amber brew with a bitter aftertaste from Iriaebor. The producers called it "the bite of the North winds".[4]
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.[4]
Night ale 
A strong and dark ale from Voonlar. It was only available at the Swords Meet.[9]
Old One Eye 
A light brew with a spicy aftertaste from Llorbauth.[4]
A bitter brown ale brewed by the dwarves from Gracklstugh.[10]
Shadowdark ale 
A cloudy and frothy brown ale from Shadowdale.[4]
Sleeping Dragon dark 
A nutty brew made of oats and barley and produced at the Sleeping Dragon in Rassalantar.[11]
Slow Spout 
A thick and bitter ale produced by Duergar and available in Menzoberranzan.[12]
Spruce beer 
A beer made from the spruce tree in Wheloon, Cormyr.[13]
Also known as Purple Dragon Ale. A fine nutty ale originally brewed for the royal household of Cormyr.[4]
Tanagyr's Stout 
A heavy black stout with a rich malt flavor from Zhentil Keep.[4]
Wizard's Quaff 
A local brew freely available for tenants of the Whistling Wizard in Voonlar.[14]
A muddy ale brewed at Gyudd's Distillery in Skullport. It was sold at The Black Tankard and The Worm's Gullet.[15]


External LinksEdit


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  2. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 222. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  3. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 158. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), pp. 127–129. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
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  6. R.A. Salvatore (September 2013). The Last Threshold. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 0-7869-6374-3.
  7. Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 0786960345.
  8. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 227. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  9. Ed Greenwood (2001-08-29). Part #22: Night Ale at the Meet. Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2017-01-13.
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  12. R.A. Salvatore (August 2012). Charon's Claw. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 245. ISBN 0-7869-6223-2.
  13. Ed Greenwood (1989). Waterdeep (adventure). (TSR, Inc), p. 8. ISBN 0-88038-757-2.
  14. Ed Greenwood (2001-10-03). Part #25: A Tour of the Wizard. Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2017-02-19.
  15. Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 306, 309. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.
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