Korvosa, City of Fangs
Beholder Brewing Company
This distillery brews a large variety of ales, spirits, and other beverages, and is the only such local business of its kind within Korvosa. Employing pure mineral water from the Hook Mountains, and a brewing process magically maintained with equipment from both the Academy and House Whynot, the brewery’s owner (a former adventurer) is also rumored to occasionally sneak a bit of magical residue snuck out of the Academy into their barrels, to give the product a little extra zing.
Most of the Beholder Brewing Company’s wares are shipped overseas, but the brewery has an agreement with local retired wizard Vortimax Weer, who carries a selection of the BBC’s products in his potion/alchemy shop, Potent Potables. Weer also lends his magical expertise to produce alcoholic potions, which the BBC provides to an exclusive “Brew of the Month” club which meets every few months at Potent Potables.
All of the BBC’s beverages are decorated with a cheerful image of an intoxicated beholder, eye glossed over and tongue lolling, its eye beams shooting in random directions. Additionally, the Beholder Brewing Company also produces a special line of drinks themed after its monsterish namesake. Despite their titles, these concoctions are entirely non-magical.