Beer Barrel

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Beer Barrel
Beer Barrel.png

Ferments tasty brew from Thatch, Water, and Berries

Item slots
Decay time
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi beerbarrel 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_BeerBarrel.PrimalItemStructure_BeerBarrel'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
24 EP
Crafting XP
80 XP
Crafting time
Used to craft
Required stations

The Beer Barrel is used for creating  Beer.


The Beer Barrel can be fueled with either water from a water container or pipes from an intake. After placing 40  Thatch and 50 of any regular  Berry in it, 1  Beer Liquid will be created per six hours (one hour with singleplayer settings enabled).

Inserting a  Water Jar into the barrel will then remove one unit of Beer Liquid and create a  Beer Jar, which can be moved to a players inventory and consumed like a normal water jar.

On Scorched Earth, it cannot be fueled from a Water Well.


  • The Beer Barrel is 1/2 foundation wide, 3/4 foundation deep and 1 wall tall.
  •  Waterskin or  Canteen can not be placed into a Beer Barrel as a water source.
  • However  Water Jar can be used as a water source through remote use, filling 200 points out of 1000 points of water.
  • It can be irrigated by being near a water tap as a plant would.
  • The Beer Barrel is irrigated via a pipe through the top or bottom.
  • You cannot attach a new pipe system to a pre-existing pipe system. The pipe system must be built from the pre-existing irrigation system to work properly or built from scratch.(No longer applies as of the homestead update, which introduced flexible pipes, allowing you to connect two or more pipe-systems together)
  • The Beer Barrel does not work with Water Reservoir. To use irrigation as the water supply pipes must be supplied by irrigation intake
  • Cannot be placed on platforms
  • The Beer Barrel is treated as a thatch structure and can be damaged by anything except non-explosive ranged attacks.

Painting and Color Regions

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The Beer Barrel is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
232.0 Beer Barrel is added to the game.
232.1 Beer Barrel no longer requires Beer Barrel to learn.
  • Made Berries have a much longer spoiling time in Beer Barrels.
  • Made Beer Barrels not lose their stored items on server restart.
  • Fixed spoiler timer for berries in beer-barrel not being increased.
  • Fixed beer barrel placement size.
  • Fixed Beer disappearing in Barrels after server restart
233.1 Re-added the Beer Barrel Structure.
252.5 Changed Beer Barrel Item stack size limits to 3.
260.0 Increased the speed of the beer barrel in singleplayer when using ‘Singleplayer Settings’.
264.5 Fixed Beer Barrel decay time to proper value.
265.284 Fixed Beer Barrel from accepting fertilizer due to crop plot change.
298.37 Set Beer Barrels to check for enemy foundations on placement, so they cannot be placed next to enemy structures set.

Video Tutorial

Quick tutorial on how to make beer.