I never talk much about my homeland of Khalggorn. I find it hard to discuss, as my saturation of Nylevranian culture has left me very much at odds with them. I’m a Dwarf and, at the end of the day, I love beer. Have ever since I could walk. My mama could make a mean milk stout. Today, I think we’ll take a look back at several brews to be found across the Dwarven homeland.
Each of the main Dwarven clan is famous for a unique ale. Based on where they reside, their beer can change wildly. The process starts with barley, hops, water, and yeast. From there, it can be enriched with any number of ingredients. That’s where the real magic happens. The secrets are lost on me, but the flavor is not.
The Malden clan, residing in the far north, is famous for creating an ale with nutrient rich soil. The earth is gathered and refined, then left to ferment with the rest of the concoction.
The Jyhkbol clan, residing in the heartland of Khalggorn, makes a beer from yamak fat. The fat is cut off the raw meat and left to boil until it becomes liquid. Bold flavor from that.
The Thunderkegs, residing in the east, have an unorthodox method. Facing heavy storms blowing in from the Hygorrian Ocean, the Thunderkegs leave barrels of already fermented beer out in the storm. Submerging a cap with a lightning rod on it, the storms strike the rods and give the beer a fizzy taste.
The Doraen clan, residing in the south, have a selection of brews crafted from fruits. Blueberry or apple spice, they’ve got it. The produce are mashed up fine and what’s left is poured into the fermenting barrels.
Finally, the Whelan clan is known for their seafaring lifestyle. With a large fishing population, it was only natural they make a beer with fish oil. Sometimes, they sneak a bit of honey in. The high alcohol content make it pack a punch!
There are many other clans, with an infinite number of brews. Unfortunately, I’m not as much of a Dwarven beer connoisseur as I’d like to think I am. While I do miss the wild variety, I’ve grown comfortably numb with the human brews. They lack innovation, but their appreciation is admirable.
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P.S. - My favorite is the static ale from the Thunderkegs. I just had to play favorites.