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Learn to brew your own craft beer in this upcoming indie game

By Kara Santos Published Apr 05, 2021 5:15 pm

Has the liquor ban got you feeling down? Want to learn more about how to brew your own beer at home in a fun way? 

You might want to check out Brewmaster, the first beer brewing simulator game, which is slated for release for the PS4 and PS5 in 2022.

The new game from Auroch Digital and Sold Out gives players a chance to take control of the science behind the beer, and perfect authentic brewing techniques in the ultimate celebration of craft beer. 

Auroch Digital, the independent game development studio behind the space strategy simulation game Mars Horizon, specializes in games that connect to the real world.

“Lots of people on the Auroch team are foodies and craft beer fans, and our studio is based in Bristol which has a vibrant craft beer scene with amazing breweries to go with it. We’d been exploring brewing in our spare time, so making this game made so much sense to us,” the studio wrote in their demo trailer released at the end of March. 

The early concept visualization will immediately capture the interest of anyone interested in beer, ranging from the casual craft beer collectors to certified cicerones who want an excuse to nitpick and show off their mastery of the beer game. But according to Auroch, you don’t have to be a beer afficionado to enjoy Brewmaster.

“Brewmaster is about the process, not just the end result. Beer brewing is a fascinating subject and there’s so much that goes into making great beer. The real chemistry is quite nerdy but we really wanted to focus on making our game accessible to everyone, so while the simulation under the hood is complex, the way you interact with it is easily understandable, and as you play the game you’ll gradually be taught the more detailed elements of brewing,” according to the PlayStation blog.

Brewmaster offers a realistic and authentic game built on a solid chemistry simulation and a deep understanding of the real-life fermentation processes.

“Brewmaster takes care of the hard formulas behind the scenes, so you can focus on the fun aspects of making your own beer. Our chemistry simulation allows a lot of flexibility and creativity so you can make all kinds of beer. Brewmaster will have you playing around with the fundamental hops, grains, and yeasts as well as a range of other real-world ingredients for you to add into your brew.”

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The game will include a story-led Brewmaster mode which will teach players various brewing techniques and a wide range of beer styles as you become acquainted with an ever-expanding array of equipment. 

Players can also enter friendly competitions to build their prestige, reputation, buy new items for their brewing space and upgrade their own relaxing beer haven. 

“You’ll progress from equipment that would fit on a kitchen table, to a luxurious brewer’s paradise. Or you can throw caution to the wind with the sandbox Creative mode, where everything is unlocked and you’re free to create whatever beers you can come up with from the get go.”

The unique beer simulation game promises to give players a better understanding of brewing beer which can help them make their own dream beers in the future. 

"This relaxing and deeply satisfying sim will let you experience the rewarding and unhurried pleasure of homebrewing, without worrying about money or space," reads the game's official description.

The pay-off could be faster as you won’t need to wait for your creations to ferment for several months or have to clean any brewing equipment. However, playing it may make you feel extra thirsty for craft beer in real life.

Brewmaster is coming to the PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch in 2022.

(Images by Auroch Digital)