Worldbuilding Wednesday 12/20/17: Beers

dwarf drinking beer

Who doesn’t like a strong draft of beer?

Beer brewing is one of the most ancient of arts. Evidence exists for it in writing dating far back to 5000 BCE in Egypt and Mesopotamia. It went into eclipse during the days of the Roman Empire with its taste for wine; but came back in strong during the Medieval era, where it diversified and began to be sold in specialty taverns, the forerunners of today’s pubs and hop shops.

Chuck's Hop Shop

When you’re in Seattle,
visit Chuck.

Those very shops offer a dazzling variety to choose from in large urban areas. A perusal of the offerings of my favorite, the titular Chuck’s Hop Shop in Seattle, came up with these evocative names:

Ill Tempered Gnome Winter Ale

Melon Session Pale

Brewdocky

Fat Monk

Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout

From similar parameters, it wasn’t too hard to random gen my own, with all the colorfulness weary adventurers deserve after a hard day of sacking and looting or overthrowing the dark lord.

Beers

Virgin’s Hammer

Mossborne Cream

Stormdraft

Knebflan

Saltguts

Flambech

King’s Nectar

Birdbone’s Salty Whistle

Shortwhack Sweet

Horndinger

Shingobble

Scullysmack Orange

Dogberry Delicious

Tunksalt Bitter

Tierson’s Grim Catdraft

Buckshort

Shillnoddy

Gorgon’s Tit

Goodwive’s Cross

Chestnut Envy

Savorskin White

Sunbury Zest

Gillygobble Nine

Savorfern

Wormguts

Aldinger Pale

Gladlouse Ginger Stout

Hamwhistle

Penslim Amber

Prophet’s Moon

Shunknack Sour

Grindyshalling

Poorlbech

Rundyline Round Red

The Plague Doctor’s #9 Brew

Yardbird Yellow

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