NeutralHop Hunting
Start Chen Stormstout [55.9, 49.5]
End Automatic
Level 87 (Requires 86)
Category Valley of the Four Winds
Experience 129000
Rewards 10g 20s
Previous N [87] Chen's Resolution
Next N [87] Stormstout's Hops


Ask Gardener Fran, Gai Lan, and Den Mudclaw for hops.


With Li Li fetching grain, and Mudmug handling our water, all we need is hops, and some good wood barrels. I'll handle the barrels... but I need you to gather the hops.

I don't know much about the hops from this land, but I'm sure the nearby farmers have something worth brewing with. Go see what you can rustle up.


You will receive: 10g 20s


After talking with the farmers, it seems like they all will be willing to part with some hops... provided that you help them out some way in return.


  • 129000 XP


Pick up N [87] Li Li and the Grain and N [87] Doesn't Hold Water before heading out.

Head north out of Halfhill up the path to run across Mudmug. Turn in and pick up N [87] The Great Water Hunt from him. Do his quest, pick up the followup, N [87] Barreling Along, then keep heading north to the Heartland to find Gardener Fran. She offers a quest, but first speak to her:

May the road rise to meet you, traveler.
What brings you here?
Gossip I'm helping a friend brew some beer, and we need hops. Do you have any to spare?
Gardener Fran says: Nothing is free, <race>. You want hops, you need to work.

So pick up and complete N [87] Gardener Fran and the Watering Can from her. Complete her quest, then keep heading west along the path to find Den Mudclaw and Mung-Mung. Speak with Den first:

Virmen! Gah! Their numbers are endless!
Gossip Do you have any hops you can spare?
Den Mudclaw says: You'll have to ask Mung-Mung about that. He maintains our foodstores.

Pick up and complete Mung-Mung's quest, N [87] Enough is Ookin' Enough:

Mung-Mung says: You say you want hops? No problem. You kill virmen for me. Mung-Mung send some hops to Halfhill for you.

Keep heading to the southwest in the Heartland to find Gai Lan. Speak to him:

I'm keeping my fields fallow this season. A wise farmer knows when the land needs to rest.
Gossip Can I buy some hops from you?
Gai Lan says: Would that I could, <class>, but I have a bit of a weed problem. Say... you wouldn't be willing to help out, would you?

Pick up and complete his quest, N [87] Weed War.

This quest completes automatically after talking to the third farmer.


  1. N [87] Chen's Resolution
  2. Complete all of:
    • Hops
    1. N [87] Hop Hunting
    2. N [87] Gardener Fran and the Watering Can & N [87] Enough is Ookin' Enough & N [87] Weed War
    3. N [87] Stormstout's Hops
    • Grain
    1. N [87] Li Li and the Grain
    2. N [87] Taste Test & N [87] Out of Sprite & N [87] Wee Little Shenanigans
    3. N [87] The Quest for Better Barley
    4. N [87] The Chen Taste Test
    • Water
    1. N [87] Doesn't Hold Water
    2. N [87] The Great Water Hunt
    3. N [87] Barreling Along
  3. N [87] The Emperor

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