WARHAMMER´S BEST BEER: Bugman’s Brew! / Warhammer Fantasy Lore

By Brian Lemay 76 comments

To a dwarf, there are many important things:
Settling grudges, protecting family and home, carving out wealth, and getting drunk on the
finest ales of the Warhammer world. In this episode, we talk to Brumbi Merrybrewer,
a dwarf brewmaster of bulky stature and a seemingly permanent red face, who will show
us the importance of good ale and the practice of brewing within the dwarf society. Dwarfs brew and drink vast quantities of ale. It is said that only after the length of the
beard, the amount of ale a dwarf can consume is the most important mark. The brewmasters are the chief exponents of
the art of brewing and they are on equal footing to jewel smiths, metal workers and stonemasons. Every stronghold has a store of barrels and
takes pride in the unique flavors of its brews. The dwarfs place great importance upon beer
and the practice of brewing: much more so than in the lands of the Empire. In fact, dwarfs cannot stomach any Umgi brew,
save perhaps for the Averlander brew, which isn’t watery enough to be considered a form
of juice. Many disagreements and heated conversations
have been soothed with a proper beer in hand and many wars between clans have been started
by the mere suggestion that a hold’s ale tastes remotely similar to that of human brews. Dwarven ale is much stronger than that produced
within the Empire and every brewmaster has his own secret recipes and different views
on things such as ingredients used and fermentation times. But once a beer is served and ready to consume,
it is a potent drink that can sustain a dwarf over long periods of time without the need
for water or food. To the dwarfs, there is not a finer recipe
than that of Josef Bugman, known as the best brewmaster of all time. An ancestor of the ancient Dragonback Clan
of Ekrund, Josef’s father, Zamnil, would set up a shop named Bugman’s brew in the
east of the Empire. From there, he would build a brewery near
the imperial village of Wusterburg and sell his ale more readily to the manlings. After the death of his father, Josef Bugman
would take over the brewery in his name. Though his father was no poor brewer, his
son was practically a brewing prodigy, and the business quickly began to expand. Josef had quite a lot of variety in his concoctions,
as his reputation as a respected brewmaster grew. Barrels of his ale were shipped from across
the Empire and the Worlds Edge Mountains, including Karaz-a-Karak. Merchant ships across the River Sol would
take his brews across the world. Bugman’s famous beers such as “Bugman’s
XXXXXX”, “Bugman’s Special Brew” and “Troll Brew” were served to the likes
of the Emperor of Man and the High King of Karaz Ankor. Unfortunately, not all stories have happy
endings. A cunning goblin warlord, by the name of Git
Guzzler, intended to steal the brewery’s contents for his own nefarious purposes. The nasty goblin believed that, with all the
ale he was about to steal, he would be able to bribe other tribes into joining him in
a Waaagh! One day, while returning from a delivery,
Josef Bugman arrived at his brewery to find the building in fire, barrels of priceless
brew spilling into the dirt, the defenders nowhere to be seen and the terrible news that
Bugman’s living relatives had been taken alive. Bugman would quietly take on a vow of vengeance,
along with his fellow rangers. He would track down the goblin clans responsible
for the destruction of his prized brewery, and would deliver righteous vengeance upon
the grobi filth. Legend has it that Bugman and his men would
disappear, only appearing in times of need against the orcs and goblins. He and his rangers would occasionally aid
dwarven armies, keeping with themselves barrels of precious Bugman’s Brew. Josef Bugman would go down in history as a
legendary warrior, and a legendary brewer. Josef not only would seek vengeance against
the goblins, but all types of greenskins. The destruction of his brewery would only
be satisfied by the destruction of their race.


Complain Bird

Jul 7, 2019, 7:40 pm Reply

Amazing content as always, can’t wait for the bretonnia video 🙂

Jake Wu

Jul 7, 2019, 9:09 pm Reply

???More Dawi lore CHEERS me up 🙂 ???

Ayman El kadouri

Jul 7, 2019, 9:15 pm Reply

This is why beer I mean ale Is a very sensitive thing to be talked about in front of a dwarf especially a brew master


Jul 7, 2019, 9:16 pm Reply

Always great content. I love lore videos, and just delving into fantasy type lore.

Michael Starwars

Jul 7, 2019, 9:18 pm Reply

Dwarf lore is always apreciated! Khazuk!

fot ppd

Jul 7, 2019, 9:18 pm Reply

they say there are brews that can resurrect the dead.
sylvania must be interested.


Jul 7, 2019, 9:22 pm Reply

I'm glad you're getting more views, your content is fucking amazing

Eric Kulp

Jul 7, 2019, 9:22 pm Reply

The best brew is Grendel taint. Be (goblinslayer abridged episode 2) lolol

Razmuz Johansson

Jul 7, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

did somone say beer


Jul 7, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

This was interesting and entertaining. 10/10


Jul 7, 2019, 9:28 pm Reply

I wish to point out that I said "Bugman's triple X" When I meant to say "Bugman's sextuple X". That's my bad! Otherwise, loved the idea of this video. Nice way to add more personality to the WH world. It was a lot of fun voicing it!


Jul 7, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

i knew ive heard this name somewhere… 😀


Jul 7, 2019, 9:32 pm Reply

they shuld make a game where you can play as Bugman and his rangers seeking revenge

matthew baez

Jul 7, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

By Valaya's will, representation of the dawi, this is unheard of…

LazyLife IFreak

Jul 7, 2019, 9:37 pm Reply

I wonder if the dawi would have the same varied selection of brews as the human has? Would flavor and nuance be important to the dawi? Even to dawi within the same hold?

Ferzen Gaming Videos

Jul 7, 2019, 9:54 pm Reply

I remember in Warhammer was grudge "Greenskins took our settlement and drunk our beer! How such grudge can be settled?!"

Khorne, Chaos God of Blood and War

Jul 7, 2019, 9:55 pm Reply

having a beer right now and watching this lol

Emmett C

Jul 7, 2019, 9:59 pm Reply

Amongst the greatest grudge in the book.

Greg Murray

Jul 7, 2019, 10:02 pm Reply

Nice video. I wish in the game they added Bugman's Rangers as a regiment of renown with Bugman as a lord choice.

Ray Aldersea

Jul 7, 2019, 10:02 pm Reply

Well done. Very well done. Does the law say if he rescued those who were taken hostage? If not he possibly became a slayer. Is there a book?


Jul 7, 2019, 10:11 pm Reply

After reading Fall of the Dragon back, Oathbreaker, Honour keeper, and Grudge bearer I definitely can see that this beer is like some type of mystical brew lol seriously and there are like 120 different flavours

Paul B

Jul 7, 2019, 10:13 pm Reply

This reminds me of the time a friend of mine knocked over my pint, so I swore to wipe him out and rid the world of his kin.

Patryk Mierzwiński

Jul 7, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

Is it possible to see gnomes lore video in the future on your channel?

Arkor Bravos

Jul 7, 2019, 10:32 pm Reply

High elf: Our wine is but the finest etilic drink that has an will ever exist.

Dwarf: Hold my grudge fill-battle winning-first choice of the gods-slayers fuel-greenskin killer-long bears nectar-chaos repelent-skaven's worst nightmare-Bugman beer.

Martin Talsnes

Jul 7, 2019, 10:40 pm Reply

Destroyed my brewery? Thats a grudgin'

Czarny Troll

Jul 7, 2019, 10:41 pm Reply


Grim Song

Jul 7, 2019, 10:49 pm Reply

So did he rebuild the bugmens brew shop via the rangers. Apologies if I missed it being explained or misheard it.

Mac Macker

Jul 7, 2019, 11:00 pm Reply

Quality content

William o’brien

Jul 7, 2019, 11:27 pm Reply

Yup that's going into the book of grudges and you have been grudged!

Jethro Timoteo

Jul 7, 2019, 11:29 pm Reply

Grab your drink and snakc for this video guys


Jul 7, 2019, 11:37 pm Reply

Fantastic job! Thanks for still keeping my thirst for Warhammer lore satiated even though your main rig is out right now!

Dustin Puma

Jul 7, 2019, 12:01 am Reply

Glad this tale was told, Dwarfs= best Race


Jul 7, 2019, 12:41 am Reply


jacob dehart

Jul 7, 2019, 1:00 am Reply

I like this lore of notable regiments of renown thing you might having going on.


Jul 7, 2019, 1:49 am Reply

Everytime I hear a description of a Dwarven beer or ale, I want to taste it. The people who wrote the lore made it sound so delicious

Oh and thanks for the Dwarf beer lore, I've never seen anyone cover this!

Bob O

Jul 7, 2019, 3:10 am Reply

I had a fantastic laugh thank you thumbs up

Boss Umbra

Jul 7, 2019, 3:57 am Reply

Another sin of AoS. No Bugman’s Brew. You better believe that’s a fever thousand grudges right there.

I have a tiny penis, but

Jul 7, 2019, 4:39 am Reply

Josef Bugman needs to be added as a FLC legendary lord during the Oktoberfest.


Jul 7, 2019, 5:13 am Reply

now this is a lore video i didn't know i wanted

J.A. D.B.

Jul 7, 2019, 7:58 am Reply

the goblins are lucky that's its not the whole dwarf army coming to kill them
it is the biggest sin to steal the best ale , and burning the brewery is heresy of the highest order
even the Empire will be angry

Mori Monte

Jul 7, 2019, 9:04 am Reply

Brew is a serious business!

Éfar Isti

Jul 7, 2019, 9:55 am Reply

Oh, that, Beer, it's sacred to Dwarfs XD

Don Karnage

Jul 7, 2019, 9:59 am Reply

I love to make beer, but how do you make this one, any ideas? its a strong fark or brown ale

Calum Deighton

Jul 7, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

Bugman's Brew: love the story, love the history, and makes me love the taste of beer even more. Liquor is ok, but beer, is another thing. Rock and Stone!

Jean-Edouard Ahmedozzi

Jul 7, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply

Ekrund fell to the Orcs 1500 years before the time of Sigmar so I find it hard to believe that Zamnil came from Ekrund.


Jul 7, 2019, 6:38 pm Reply

I weep for Josef Bugman and my tears are full of Beer!

Miami Hitler

Jul 7, 2019, 6:59 pm Reply

If only we could have tasted it !

Brian Hopp

Jul 7, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

Cries a manly tear and pours out a drop of beer for Bugman's Brewery

Hamza Changazi

Jul 7, 2019, 10:33 pm Reply

Fun fact: Dwarf beer is so nutritious that you can actually live off it no problem.


Jul 7, 2019, 12:39 am Reply

Woah, I didnt know the whole story . I never knew this is where the Bugman's Rangers came from. Btw do you think chaos dwarfs and Norse men bought this ale too?

Carl Dorrington

Jul 7, 2019, 6:33 am Reply

Great content , but the Pronunciation of things gets to me ?

Jeppe viborg

Jul 7, 2019, 5:04 pm Reply

Where is the Grimgor Ironhide video at?!


Jul 7, 2019, 3:37 pm Reply

Video about End Times eh?

Van Der

Jul 7, 2019, 4:37 pm Reply



Jul 7, 2019, 3:36 am Reply

Beer, beer, beer, tidily beer, beer, beer.  A long time ago, way back in history; when all there was to drink was nothing but cups of tea, along came a dwarf by the name of Josef Bugman, and he invented a wonderful drink and made it out of hops.  Sing it with me.  Lord bless Josef Bugman, the dwarf who invented beer, beer, beer, tidily beer, beer, beer.

Terry Newsome

Jul 7, 2019, 2:21 am Reply

All dawi hold the burning of the Brewery in such contempt, so much so that it sits higher in the high Kings book of grudges then the fall of my hold. Though in truth when I tasted a single flagon of his fire Brew, I came to see the wisdom of the high Kings of old when deciding which wrong needed to be made right first!

God of Warhammer

Jul 7, 2019, 6:04 am Reply

Hey kan you lezt me all of the Ork n Goblin warlordz of Warhammer, kanon or not


Sep 9, 2019, 7:58 pm Reply

Only the dwarves could use arson to justify genocide

Hugh Gedney

Sep 9, 2019, 3:06 am Reply

Great video The book of Choyer, And a tasty drink.


Sep 9, 2019, 8:53 am Reply

5:36 gl with that stunty

Brother Ole

Sep 9, 2019, 8:40 am Reply

Long Live Bugman and His Beer!


Sep 9, 2019, 12:01 pm Reply

Nothing like a barrel of Bugmans after a hard fight!?


Sep 9, 2019, 2:51 pm Reply

Remind me of how much Germans care about beer than food


Sep 9, 2019, 5:24 am Reply

So hes Nakai, but instead od mist he brings the finest beer? Sign MW right UP LETS PURGE THE GROBI SCUM LADS

Queek 75

Sep 9, 2019, 9:32 am Reply

And this is why Git Guzzler's deeds are more heinous than Queek, Skarsnik, Nagash or even Archaon.

Queek 75

Sep 9, 2019, 9:35 am Reply

I remember a part in a book where the dwarfs were reading from the book of grudges against skaven in battle.

For the Death of the Greybeard clan, we will have 750 skaven hides.

For the destruction of 5 barrels if Bugmans XXXXXX: we demand 15,000 skaven hides!!""

man boy

Sep 9, 2019, 4:55 pm Reply

like who even makes this stuff up, warhammer is so ingeniously creative and creates some of the most fleshed out and developed fictional universes i've ever seen. god i really gotta get into warhammer, but i dunno how.


Sep 9, 2019, 5:08 am Reply

Stop saying bug-man. It’s not like Spider-Man or superman.

Da Sword Of Gork

Sep 9, 2019, 3:18 am Reply

I can see Joseph Bugman and Goblin Slayer teaming up to hunt goblins.


Oct 10, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

Life in Altdorf is good.

Michael Zahringer

Oct 10, 2019, 7:37 pm Reply

Beeeeer! drinking one now as I watch how perfect!!!!

michel durant

Oct 10, 2019, 7:40 pm Reply

elves drink wine like the elite of humanity

dwarves get drunk with bears like beggars and paysants but it's "badass" so it's suppose to be better

Games mr_10

Nov 11, 2019, 2:07 pm Reply

Good Video???????????

Working Prole

Nov 11, 2019, 11:06 am Reply

There is an joke around the elves
"How is called an Dwarf Cemetery" ?!
"Beer Cemetery" !


Nov 11, 2019, 2:36 pm Reply

If Dwarf offer you a beer or ale, drink it and never refuse it!


Dec 12, 2019, 2:23 pm Reply

Sums up Czech culture xD

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