Manor Lords Ale Production Guide: How to Make Ale Step-by-Step

Kyuma |  Published: April 28, 2024
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Discover the step-by-step process of producing ale in Manor Lords to upgrade your burgage plots and satisfy your villagers.

Ale is a vital commodity in Manor Lords, required for upgrading burgage plots to level 3 and keeping villagers content. However, the ale production process can be confusing for new players, as it involves multiple steps and buildings.

This guide will break down each stage of producing Ale in Manor Lords, from growing the necessary raw materials to distributing the final product, ensuring you have a steady supply of ale in your settlement.

How to Make Ale in Manor Lords

Step 1: Establish a Farm and Farmhouse

Establish a Farm and Farmhouse to craft Ale in Manor Lords
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The first step in making ale is to establish a field and farmhouse for growing barley. To ensure optimal growth, follow these steps:

  1. Open the construction menu and navigate to the Farming tab (sickle icon)
  2. Select the “Field” option
  3. Use the “Barley Fertility” overlay to identify areas with high barley fertility
  4. Place your field in a suitable location and build a nearby farmhouse

Assign workers to the farmhouse to handle plowing, sowing, and harvesting.

Step 2: Cultivate Barley

cultivating barley in Manor Lords
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With your field in place, click on it and select barley as your crop. To maintain soil fertility, consider using the crop rotation function, as continuously growing barley will deplete the soil over time.

Assign families to your farmhouse to streamline the farming process. More families working there will result in faster barley harvesting and ale production.

Step 3: Construct a Malthouse

construct a malthouse in Manor Lords
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Once you’ve harvested your barley, you’ll need to convert it into malt. To do this, build a malthouse, which can be found in the Industry tab of the construction menu. Constructing a malthouse requires only four units of timber.

For maximum efficiency, place the malthouse close to the farm to reduce transportation time. Assign workers to the malthouse, starting with two worker slots for a basic ale production setup.

Step 4: Build a Brewery Extension

Make a brewery extension to produce ale from malt in Manor Lords
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To turn malt into ale, you’ll need to add a brewery extension to a level 2 burgage plot. Upgrading a housing plot to level 2 requires:

  • Four units of timber
  • Water access
  • Church Level 1
  • Fuel Stall Supply x1
  • Food Stall Supply x2
  • Clothing Stall Supply x1

Once you’ve met these requirements, upgrade the plot and add the brewery extension. Burgage plots with this extension will automatically convert malt into ale.

Step 5: Build a Tavern to Distribute the Ale

Make a tavern to distribute ale in Manor Lords
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The final step in the ale production process is to construct a tavern, which will distribute the ale to your villagers. This building serves two purposes:

  1. Satisfying villagers’ thirst and increasing their happiness
  2. Fulfilling the tavern requirement for upgrading burgage plots beyond level 2

Optional: Buying and Selling Ale

While it’s possible to purchase ale from the trading post at 18 coins per unit, it can be expensive in large quantities. Buying ale is only recommended when you need a small amount to reach a specific surplus. For a sustainable ale supply, producing it yourself is the best approach.

If you have excess ale, you can sell it for the same price as the purchase cost. However, importing or exporting ale requires establishing a trade route, which has a base price of 144 coins.

Producing ale in Manor Lords is a multi-step process that involves growing barley, converting it to malt, and finally brewing the ale in a level 2 burgage plot.

By following this guide and strategically placing your farm, malthouse, brewery extension, and tavern, you can create an efficient ale production chain that meets the needs of your growing settlement.