Beers & Cider Edit
Stellarian Lager Edit
Stellarian lager is a pale lager that goes down easy with a very light taste and body to it. Named after Stellaria where it is brewed all year round, the readily available lager is a popular choice for all over the Northern continent. Stellarian natives refer to it colloquially as Stars and to getting drunk as "stargazing". In Southern Sefir, it is often served with a plate of orange slices or other sliced citrus fruits.
Timberton Cider Edit
Sweet with a hint of tart and low in alcohol content, Timberton Cider is a popular beverage among common-folk youths, women, and elderly. It is drunk cool in the summer and hot in the winter time (often with a dash of Timberton Eichenrinde.)
Vatten Ale Edit
Vatten ale is a dark ale brewed by the Askandian Dwarves that live along the Vatten. It is said to be as strong and as bitter as the Askandian Dwarves themselves. The ale comes in two varieties: filtered and unfiltered. The unfiltered version makes for a popular breakfast for Askandians while the filtered version is often exported to neighbouring countries.
Mushroom Brew Edit
People might say you shouldn't make try making beer from fungi and those people would be right to be honest. The Orcs of Moisia however said nay and did it anyways. They describe it as rich and toasty with a distinct woodsy flavour, but prostitutes in Sul have said it reminds them of their line of work. Also known as Moisian Mush, there is no fixed recipes for brewing it and some batches have been known to cause hallucinations.
Munlay Mead Edit
Brewed from the rich honey of Munlay and the pure spring waters of Dali, this sweet beverage packs a hidden punch. They make for popular wedding presents as well as bribes in Draosau and East Amoria among all classes. The brewing bottles have a distinct bent neck; fancier varieties can have very intricate neck designs.
Valencian Wine Edit
Valence is reknown all over the continent for their wines as the soil there makes it suitable for many types of wine grapes. Due to its booming viticulture industry, Valencian wines are said to rival the Elvish wines of Brae. Even the strongest detractors of wine are able to find at least a type to suit their tastes among the thousands produced each year. The most popular bottles are: Bigne White, a medium-bodied white with a crisp finish; Creux Vermeil, a full-bodied red with pronounced acidity; and Jewel of Valence, a gorgeous grenache rosé with spicy notes.
Braen Ice Edit
The elves of Brae have complicated machines that allow them to produce a clear wine that sparkles like diamonds and dances on the tongue. Each year a limited quantity is produced and any that does not get used up by the elves are sold to Braen humans who then turn a profit by selling these abroad. Bottles are highly coveted especially among the noble houses of Sefir and Valence. Many Valencian wineries have attempted to recreate the drink but the process is so secretive that not even many elves know it.
Amphiareion Wine Edit
Amphiareion wine is a lusciously sweet wine with a fantastical origin. Legend say that Queen Aglaia of Milos was so fair of face that many traveled from afar to seek an audience with her including the Orc King of the Moisian Plains. Queen Aglaia however could not hide her disdain for the Orc King who in return cursed the island with a necrotrophic fungus. The fungi spread across the island decimating the farm fields leaving many to starve. The goddess Epione feeling pity for the islanders told them that the grapes on the island could still be salvaged to make a sweet wine. Queen Aglaia then built the Temple of Epione in Milos out of gratitude.
Di Serni Wine Edit
The wineries in Serni produce a few different types of red wines that are generally well balanced with short, linear finishes. Although not as complex in flavour as Valencian wines, Di Serni wines are much more affordable thereby making it a popular drink of choice among the middle and lower classes. Since they are consumed in such large quantities and quite frequently too, they are commonly sold in large ceramic vessels. This also helps keep production costs down.
Shohamite Wine Edit
Shohamite red wine, also known as De Nada Rojo, is traditionally drunk at religious ceremonies or celebrations in small gold goblets. The wine was first brewed by the monk Soos at the Ahlmh Monastery in Shoham over 200 years ago. It is still brewed to this day at the same monastery although demand for it has risen greatly due to the Suls who have acquired a taste for it. The wine comes in dark rounded bottles and has a strong fruity fragrance that lingers well after consumption.
Borge Firewater Edit
Borge firewater is a clear spirit distilled all over Forn from fermented cereals. The Borge in its name refers to the fact that it's brewed in cities or "borgs" in the Forn tongue. Although firewater is not exclusively produced in Forn, the majority of the firewater on the continent comes from there. Firewater is indistinguishable from water aside from a faint ethanol smell but do not be fooled as even the lowest proof firewater has a very high in alcohol content. Well made Firewater should be smooth with a throat warming aftertaste. Firewater and masculinity in Forn is heavily intertwined; a real man should be able to drink many shots of Firewater without grimacing or passing out.
Timberton Eichenrinde Edit
Timberton eichenrinde is considered to be one of the best eichenrindes in the world. As a result eichenrinde production in Timberton is strictly regulated. The amber coloured spirit typically has a strong woodsy aroma and a complex flavour palette. Its alcohol content is as high as firewater if not higher. The Eichenrinde Guild in Timberton produces four classes of rindes: Good, Very Good, Amber, and Noble. While the first two can be found in regular taverns and markets, Amber classed rindes can only be purchased at the annual auctions held by the guild and Noble classed rindes can only be bought by those with noble heritage.
Moisian Koro-Mochalla Edit
Also known as just komo, many non-Moisians are put off from trying it given the reputation of Moisian Mush but one will be surprised to find komo surprisingly smooth and sweet. Elderly orcs often spend their retirement distilling this clear drink from the sweet sap of Mochalla trees and not snakeblood as it is rumoured. It is traditionally bottled with a scorpion and drunk in a shared pedestal cup during social gatherings.
Di Serni Brandy Edit
Di Serni brandy is made by further distilling Di Serni red wine. They are pleasing on the nose as well as the tongue, but not so much on the wallet. Drinking it is often seen as a status symbol in Tuoro Sul. In fact there is a popular saying there that roughly translates to "New money buys brandy but old money drinks it."
Amorian Delights Edit
Amorians brew their own firewater but it is not as smooth as Borge Firewater. Consequently it is often infused with the bounty of their lands as well as spices brought from the Eastern Continent. The end result is a very palatable spirit, hence the name Amorian delight. There are many flavours of delights but the most popular by far is Celian peach and Sarian blend, which is made from dates and 11 secret herbs and spices. Some of the most luxurious delights are made from imported Borge Firewater.