Between the periods of diving down into the depths of Hoxxes to mine precious minerals and eradicate swarms of bugs, the dwarves of Deep Rock Galactic have a plethora of ways to entertain themselves between jobs. Dwarves commonly spend their time playing soccer, dancing, throwing barrels into the launch-bay, and drinking a wide variety of specialty beer. Drinking beer has a variety of strange effects that are a treat to discover, sporting an entire set of resources to find in Hoxxes in order to fill your dwarf’s alcohol addiction. There are over a dozen beers in Deep Rock Galactic; we will cover the unique effects of each type.
Corporate Issue Beers in Deep Rock Galactic
There are three beers every dwarf will start with at the beginning of DRG: the Oily Oaf, Glyphid Slammer, and Leaf Lovers Special. Both Oily Oaf and the Glyphid Slammer don’t have any inherently unique effects. They are also only one of a few beers in the Deep Rock Galactic that cost credits. However, if you are an early supporter of Deep Rock Galactic, the Gyphid Slammer will be upgraded to the supporter version.
The supporter Glyphid Slammer pours the drink into a decorative golden cup and presents it with a celebratory burst of confetti. The Oily Oaf has 12% alcohol, and the Glyphid Slammer has 20%. The amount of alcohol is important because if you drink too much and get drunk, you will pass out or stay buzzed through your next mission. Getting a few drinks in will make your dwarf stumble around seemingly at complete random. The Leaf Lover’s Special is the only beer that ultimately kills your buzz and resets any level of drunkenness, making this beer the biggest lifesaver after too many drinks.
Craftable Beers in Deep Rock Galactic
There are 13 beers that purely provide fun and different effects when you and your team consume them. All craftable beers must be individually purchased by upgrading your beer license and they require Yeast Cones, Malt Stars, and Starch Nuts to make. Once you have a beer unlocked, you have to pay a very small selection of these materials in order to drink them again.
Starting with the least exciting brews is the Gut Wrecker, which contains 41% alcohol. Drinking the Gut Wrecker results in what the name suggests, causing the dwarf to belch and shake the screen profusely. Aside from that, there is not much else this beer offers other than a silly gag.
Like the Gut Wrecker, the Mactera Brew has 40% alcohol and causes the player to release a toxic cloud of gas with flies. This brew is easily the most disgusting, with flies swarming around the green foam of the beer, and then the dwarfs gag a bit when drinking it. Beyond being a bit disgusting, this is one of the funniest beers in Deep Rock Galactic you can craft.
One of the brews with the lowest alcohol level at 17% is Burning Love. After consuming this brew, your dwarf suddenly catches on fire. It’s funny to hear the dwarfs panic suddenly being lit ablaze. Your dwarf will have smoke coming out of them for quite a while after consuming this.
One of the more fun craftable beers on this list is Arkenstout. Swigging one of these ice-cold beers freezes your character in place, like being frozen from a Cryo grenade. If you are dancing with the Jukebox before being frozen, your character will suddenly stop during an animation, making this beer a bit more hilarious than the rest. This drink has a 10% alcohol rating, making it one of the weakest in the bunch.
One of the more potent and strange beers in Deep Rock Galactic on this list is the Blacklock Lager, with a 46% alcohol rating. Two rounds of this beer will make you pass out. Each time you drink one, your dwarf will have their vision darken, prompting ghosts to start to haunt and wail at you. The haunting is very short but combined with your dwarf stumbling around, you really do feel as if a ghost took over your keyboard.
The most potent brew is the Blackout Stout, with a 100% alcohol rating. One sip of this brew will make you pass out on the ground in seconds. It’s fun to give to newer players to see their reactions, but this beer really doesn’t have any use aside from knocking you unconscious.
This beer is one of the weaker drinks on this list, coming at only 15% alcohol consistency. However, drinking one gives you the dancing effect of the Jukebox anywhere in the Space Rig. This is accompanied by stars, flashing lights, and music. You can’t reset your dance animation with this beer unlike the Jukebox, where you can walk out of the radius to pick a new one.
UnderHill Deluxe & Malt Rockbearer Beers in Deep Rock Galactic
Both beers are similar in function and strength. UnderHill Deluxe causes your dwarf to shrink, and Malt Rockbearer causes your dwarf to grow in size. Both beers shift your dwarf’s voice up or down depending on their size after drinking. Both of these drinks provide an 18% alcohol consistency.
After drinking this 12% alcohol-proof beer, the player receives low gravity and gains extra upward momentum. Ordering this beer achieves the same effect as temporarily disabling the gravity in the Space Rig. Yet, you can get some extra jump height with this beer; it all comes down to personal preferences.
Wormhole Special Craft Beer in Deep Rock Galactic
One of the more exciting beers you can craft is the Wormhole Special. With a 25% alcohol rate, drinking one of these will randomly teleport you around the Space Rig, including outside. Ordering a Wormhole Special is always fun whenever a round is ordered.
Another fun beer that uses a flintlock as a handle is the Flintlocke’s Delight. After downing this 20% alcohol brew, your dwarf will violently explode and be launched in random directions. Disabling gravity in the Space Rig always makes this beer much more chaotic and fun.
Lastly, this 24% beer brings a ton of extra quotes and possible lore explanations, all from a mug. After drinking this beer, your dwarf will temporarily get smarter. The result makes your dwarf begin to question the company they work for, discover new ways to make their job easier, or even ponder the origins of the Error Cube. There are tons of additional quotes you will otherwise never hear anywhere else in Deep Rock Galactic. So, get to work on your beer license.
Daily Special Beers
There are just too many awesome beers in Deep Rock Galactic to cover in one article. For a list of the daily specials, check out our other Deep Rock Galactic beer guide.
Wrapping Up Our Review of All Craftable Beers in Deep Rock Galactic
That is all the current beers we have at the start of Deep Rock Galactic’s Second Season. Although they are purely for fun, the charming personality that is displayed through the most minor mechanics makes the world feel more developed. Hopefully, more beers will be added to the bar for more fun times around the Space Rig between missions. Rock and Stone.