The Brewfest Diet
One of the less time-consuming (but more filling) achievements, The Brewfest Diet simply requires you to purchase and eat 8 specific foodstuffs sold by Brewfest vendors, all of whom will be located in the central festival area. None of the items sold are very expensive, and all together they'll cost you 20 silver and 68 copper.
Dried Sausages, Savory Sausages, Spicy Smoked Sausages, Pickled Sausages, Succulent Sausages, and the Golden Link are all sold by the Brewfest sausage vendors Keiran Donoghue (Alliance) and Bron (Horde).
The Essential Brewfest Pretzel is sold by Arlen Lochlan (Alliance) and Uta Roughdough (Horde).
Spiced Onion Cheese (bleh) is sold by Anne Summers (Alliance) and Agnes Farwithers (Horde).
Not provided: cardiologist.
Killing Coren Direbrew at least once during Brewfest's roughly two-week duration is generally pretty easy, and you should find plenty of groups on the lookout for potential summoners, as each character can only summon him once. If you've never done the Coren fight before, here's a rundown, with more information available on his Wowwiki page.
Disturbing the Peace
The only difficult part of this achievement will be getting the tickets necessary to purchase three pieces of Brewfest clothing. You'll need to buy the following:
All are available from Brewfest token redeemers located in the central festival area (Belbi Quikswitch
for the Alliance and Blix Fixwidget
for the Horde). After you buy them, hearth or port to Dalaran, get yourself farshsnickert
(the type of booze you drink doesn't matter as long as you get "completely smashed"), and /dance. Does Your Wolpertinger Linger?
In 2007 the wolpertinger pet
was available after a short and funny quest; in 2008 they could be purchased for 50 silver from the token redeemer NPC's. It turns out Blizzard found a bug with the wolpertinger and pink elekk quests
that they weren't able to fix in time for Brewfest 2008 to go live, hence the speed of obtaining one last year. Anyway, this year the quest will be back in the game, and it's called Catch the Wild Wolpertinger
. Unfortunately, I can't find a link to the Horde version, but it's the exact same quest, just given by (if I remember correctly) a goblin NPC in the central festival area. Down With The Dark Iron
This is a really fun achievement, but one that's only possible if you've got enough people around to help defend the Brewfest camp (it's not a job that only a few people can accomplish on their own). For that reason, I'd advise doing it during server high times when lots of people are around. Every half-hour like clockwork, Dark Iron dwarves will attack both the Alliance and Horde Brewfest areas. If a sufficient number of people help defend the camp, the Dark Iron dwarves are driven off and leave a large cog in their wake that gives the daily quest This One Time, When I was Drunk
. Turn this in, and that's the achievement. Incidentally, the quest also rewards 10 Brewfest tokens, so it's quite helpful while you're saving toward Brewfest clothing and/or the Brew of the Month
So how does one help defend? On tables around the central festival area you'll find Complimentary Brewfest Samplers
. Pick one of these up and put it on one of your hotkeys. When the Dark Irons attack, keep tab-targeting through them while spamming the hotkey. The mug instantly refills itself so you'll keep drinking and tossing, drinking and tossing. The end result is that the Dark Irons will get smashed at the same time you are, and if enough people are defending alongside you, your faction's kegs will be saved and the daily quest item will appear on the ground as soon as the Dark Irons are driven off.
Paladins, Rogues, Druids, and Mages won't have any more difficulty with this than they had with Going Down?
due to immunity effects/less fall damage taken, but it's easy to do this if you know where to go (or if you just bribe a Paladin into DI'ing
you on your way down some random horrifying cliff). Get "completely smashed" -- as with Disturbing the Peace, the type of liquor you use doesn't matter -- and head for Shattrath. The commenter Kurasu nailed the exact place I got Going Down? on my Druid -- jump (don't step) off the bridge at this location
. The distance to the ground from the bridge is slightly less than 65 yards (which is why you've gotta jump), and you'll get the achievement without dying. For added fun, bring a heavy frostweave bandage
with you, and you can get Ultimate Triage
directly afterwards if you don't have it already. Have Keg, Will Travel
This achievement is no longer dependent on having bought a Brewfest mount in 2007 or gotten lucky with the drop rate in 2008 -- if you don't yet have a Brewfest mount and can't coax Coren Direbrew into dropping one for you, just buy some Fresh Brewfest Hops
from the token redeemer for the measly sum of 2 tokens, pull out whatever mount you like, and /use the Hops. You can also buy the reusable Preserved Brewfest Hops
for 20 tokens, but even the non-reusable version will get you the achievement. Strange Brew
As if you didn't have enough excuses to get all drunk and silly during this holiday? The Horde and the Alliance versions are slightly different as each faction has different competing breweries, but it's still fairly straightforward: ALLIANCEHORDE
That should take care of your Brewfest achievements, but as always, we'll keep an eye on the holiday to see if anything new pops up. If so, this post will be updated and the change noted on the front page.