This introduction quest will earn you Acquaintance standing with the Ale Association. If you finish all the drinks at a station and have some time leftover on the clock, take time to hop on your steed before you finish the quest with the NPC. That way, as soon as the NPC sends you off to the next location and the clock starts again, you’re already on your horse and ready to go!
Below is a list of the drinks at each station, ordered from quickest to longest, and their approximate consumption time.
Bearded Bear Beer – 4 sec
Stonebrow Stout – 5 sec
Ruddy-Nose Lager – 6 sec
Garnet Smoked Porter – 10 sec
Ale Association Challenge — The Prancing Pony: Bjarni at the Prancing Pony challenges you to drink 6 beers in 1:10 minutes! You must talk to Bjarni and finish the quest before time is up.
Ale Association Challenge — The Combe-Gate: You have 2:30 minutes to run to Daggeir at the Combe- Gate (30.2S, 50.1W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Daggeir and finish the quest before time is up.
Ale Association Challenge — Staddle: You have 1:54 minutes to run to Finn in Staddle (31.0S, 49.2W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Finn and finish the quest before time is up.
Ale Association Challenge — The Garden in Bree: You have 2:30 minutes to run to Gerthar in Jasmine’s Garden (31.4S, 51.8W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Gerthar and finish the quest before time is up.
Ale Association Challenge — The Stone Quarter: You have 1:38 minutes to run to Haddur in the Stone Quarter (31.0S, 52.1W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Haddur and finish the quest before time is up.
You can join just one or both factions depending on what titles, cosmetics, housing furniture, and mounts you want.
If you decide to join both factions, you will gain +900 reputation for quests of that faction and then lose -500 reputation for quests of the opposing faction. Therefore, your net gain in general is +400 reputation if you do an equal amount of quests for both factions.
Both the [Badge of Taste] and the [Badge of Dishonour] let you barter 2 badges for 3 Festival Tokens at the Inn League and Ale Association Headquarters..
The Inn League drink deliveries are much easier because you can buy all the drinks ahead of time and keep them in your inventory bags. For the Ale Association, you will have to go to every pickup and every delivery location every time you do the quest.
However, the Ale Association’s daily challenge is easier because you only have to run around the town of Bree instead of running around the entire Shire for the Inn League daily trial.