How to Make Pale Ale in Stardew Valley?


Pale Ale is actually the second most profitable item that you can create in a Keg in Stardew Valley. Therefore, there is no wonder why this guide is dedicated to answering the question of how to make pale ale in Stardew Valley!

Of course, the process itself is not that complicated, but you might need to follow some simple guidelines if you this is the first time that you are making ale.

Why Do You Need Pale Ale in Stardew Valley?

Before we take a look at the process of making this item, let’s take a look at why you would actually want to do this!

Use Pale Ale as a Gift

First of all, this can be a great gift for many characters. For example, Pam loves Pale Ale, so this is a perfect gift for her. Also, you can give this item to such villagers as Abigail, Alex, George, Sam, Shane, or even Evelyn

Fun fact, you can also use the pale ale for your own needs. Meaning, if you drink some Pale Ale, your character will get a little bit tipsy. You will actually even walk slower than you usually do!

Health Benefits and Gold

Depending on the quality of the drink, there are quite good healing benefits. For example, the regular pale ale gives you 50 energy points. You can also sell this for quite a lot of gold. For example, that regular Pale Ale can be sold for as much as 350 Gold coins.

Stardew Valley Quests

You will also need pale ale if you want to finish the quest Pam gives you.

During the summer, you will receive a request from her saying that she’s thirsty. If you do everything right and deliver her the pale ale, then you will receive 350 gold coins and 1 friendship heart.


This can also be used for Tailoring. For instance, you can create a black leather jacket by adding pale ale to the sewing machine

Now that you know how to use this item, let’s take a look at how to create it. The process itself is quite easy so no need to worry!

How to Make Stardew Valley Pale Ale?

Harvesting Hops for the Pale Ale

There are actually only two things that you need to make pale ale. That would be hops and a keg. You will need to get a hops starter from the General Store which will cost you 60 gold coins. If for some reason you can’t do this, then go to JojaMart to get it. 

The best time to start this process is during the summer. Just one thing, don’t forget to leave some space in between your crops then you start planting your hops for them to grow properly.

It will take you 12 days until you can actually start harvesting what you have planted.

How to Get Your Stardew Valley Kegs

Once you have your crops harvested, you will need to reach farming level 8 to get yourself a keg. 

Here is what you will need for it:

  • 30 Wood
  • One Copper Bar
  • One Iron Bar
  • One Oak Resin

Reaching Farming Level 8 in Stardew Valley

There are a lot of ways to reach this level of farming, but the easiest are by petting your animals, harvesting, or milking the animals.

How to Age Your Stardew Valley Pale Ale

Now that everything is ready, bring your hops to the keg and put them inside. You will need to wait for about 1 day until it becomes Pale Ale.

Of course, if you have such an item as a cask then you can age for even longer and create a more expensive drink. Just like with anything, the more you age, the better it gets. 

Now you are ready to start making a fresh batch of pale ale in Stardew Valley. You will no longer ask how to make pale ale in Stardew Valley because you will already be enjoying the fruit of your labor!

No matter what you want to learn how to make this drink, following this guide should be easy enough to master a process.

Below you can find a few more useful guides to learn more about how to craft various items in Stardew Valley:

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