This article is about the regular beer. For the Fremennik drink, see beer (tankard).
This article is about the regular beer. For beer in general, see ale.
Beer detail

Beer is a food item which, when drank, heals 100 life points and temporarily increases the player's Strength by 2, however it also decreases the player's Attack temporarily by 6 or 7%. It cannot be brewed by players.

Drinking multiple mugs of beer in short succession cannot bring a player's Strength bonus beyond an increase of 2 but such an act can repeatedly cause a penalty to a player's Attack until it reaches a minimum of 0. However, even if the player drinks multiple beers, they are still able to wield weapons of their base level (e.g. If a player with 60 Attack drinks beer to lower their level below 60, they can still wield dragon weapons).

During the Vampyre Slayer quest, a player will have to give Dr. Harlow a beer before he gives them a stake in which you use to finish off the vampyre.

Barrels with a tap protruding from it with examine text of "The barrel is full of ale" or "!" you can use a beer glass on the barrel and fill the glass with beer. These barrels have been gradually removed from the game alongside graphical reworks leaving very few left. Known locations include the Docking port on Musa Point, Sithik Ints' house in Yanille, the Dead Man's Chest in Brimhaven and the house with the piano east of it, by the Woman Warriors north of Ardougne, and the Mill Road Mill.

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Arnold's Eclectic SuppliesPiscatoris Fishing Colony2Coins 2Coins 10Yes
The Asp & Snake Bar2Coins 2Coins 10Yes
Blue Moon Inn2Coins 2Coins No
Dancing Donkey Inn2Coins 2Coins No
Dragon Inn2Coins 2Coins Yes
The Esoterican Arms2Coins 2Coins 10Yes
Forester's Arms2Coins 2Coins Yes
Harpoon Joe's House of 'Rum'2Coins 2Coins 10Yes
Karamja Wines, Spirits, and Beers2Coins 2Coins 10No
The Other Inn2Coins 2Coins 10Yes
The Poison Arrow2Coins 2Coins 10Yes
Rellekka Longhall Bar2Coins 2Coins 10Yes
The Golden Scarab Inn2Coins 2Coins Yes

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barbarian28; 301Common
Cyclops57; 63; 68; 911Common
Hill giant441Common
Sergeant Steelwill1021Common
Warrior (Rellekka)391Common
Cave goblin11Rare
Market Guard (Fremennik)391Rare
Black Guard Berserker53; 561Uncommon
Goblin1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 11; 841Uncommon
Haakon the Champion321Uncommon
Trade floor guard701Uncommon
Zombie11; 12; 22; 29; 72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 851Uncommon
Black Knight Titan281Unknown
Gunthor the Brave (historical)291Unknown


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • The examine option of "Mmm...Beer" on some beer barrels could be a reference to Homer Simpson, a character of the TV show "The Simpsons", who uses this as a catchphrase.
  • According to Eli Bacon, Beer was invented by Gerald Beer.
  • In the Brazilian-Portuguese translation of RuneScape, beer received the name "Garapa", which stands for the juice extracted from the Sugarcane plant. Most if not all other alcoholic beverages were also renamed to non-alcoholic drinks.

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