Fallout 4 Guide: How To Use The Gwinnett Beer Recipe Holotapes

Priorities: mine often lie with beer. My Fallout 4 character, as you can see from the screenshot above, proves the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. Once we started finding Gwinnett holotapes containing recipes for their brews, I became determined to figure out how to use them. They’re not for cooking stations, as I found out. Instead, you need to visit Hotel Rexford in Goodneighbor and talk to Rufus to start the mission Trouble Brewin’, which will reward you with the device necessary for using the tapes.

Once you enter Hotel Rexford and strike up a dialogue with Rufus, he will tell you about an old brewing machine located in a nearby bar, Shamrock Taphouse. The compact, beer-brewing robot, named Drinking Buddy, is in the basement. You need to fetch it and bring it back to the hotel.

There will be Raiders stationed both outside and inside the brewery but once they are cleared, you will find the Drinking Buddy downstairs. You will need at least an Advanced level of lockpicking skill to get beyond one of the doors. You will also need an Expert hacking skill to use his terminal. If you do not have that, the password is under the red blinking light to the left of the Drinking Buddy’s station, on the upper shelf by the toolbox.

Once Drinking Buddy has fully loaded and offered you a refreshing Ice Cold Brew for your trouble, you must escort him from Taphouse Brewery to Goodneighbor and protect him from Raiders, Super Mutants, and whatever else might try to attack. (Alternately, you can keep him for yourself and use the Gwinnett Ale Brewing Subroutines to enable him to supply limitless beer.) Before you leave, don’t forget to grab the holotape for Dead Redcoat Ale under the bar, seen below. The disc is the same as the one found at Beantown Brewery.

Upon your return you will be given your cash reward and Buddy will be available in the lobby of Hotel Rexford whenever you need to crack back a cold one. Cheers!