A beer, or a brew, was a type of alcoholic beverage.[2][6][7][8]

Description[edit | edit source]

Beer was a very popular beverage that was consumed all over Faerûn.[2][6][7][8] The drink was divided into two categories: ale, such as Shadowdark ale, and lager, such as Golden Sands Brews, though lager was much rarer than ale. Whilst ale was both flavorful and colorful, lager was light in both weight and color, and was often bland.[2]

Uses[edit | edit source]

Beer was often consumed for enjoyment, as well as its intoxicative effects. It could be bought at many establishments, where it could either be consumed within, or purchased to take away. In pubs, beer was usually sold in mugs. In other places, such as shops, beer could be found in bottles,[8] hand kegs,[2] casks,[2][7] barrels,[2] butts,[2] and tuns.[2] Depending on its volume, beer could sell from a few copper pieces to several gold pieces.[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Gulletfire" was a slang term in Common for beer or wine of a very bad or poor quality.[9]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Alana Joli Abbott (March 2012). “Talking the Talk”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #409 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), pp. 127–128. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  3. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 36. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  4. Robert A. Nelson (January 1987). “Dungeoneer's Shopping Guide”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #117 (TSR, Inc.), p. 24.
  5. Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), pp. 19, 44. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), A Grand Tour of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 76. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), Shadowdale. (TSR, Inc), p. 38. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  9. Ed Greenwood, The Hooded One (2004-05-09). Questions for Ed Greenwood (2004). Candlekeep Forum. Retrieved on 2020-11-22.
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