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Farm Manager 2018 returns to the channel with the Brewing & Winemaking DLC! Let’s make us some splendid alcoholic beverages!*

There’s new crops, new machines, new vehicles and new storage types so set up a little farm with the end goal of making some splendid Geek Cupboard beers and wines.

As always in Farm Manager, the main bulk of the costs is on farm machinery but we also have to buy ourselves an extra building which hits our cash reserves pretty hard.

* Always drink responsibly. Unless you’re drinking tea, in which case it’s a free-for-all.

NOTE: A key to the game and the DLC was given to me by the Developers.


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The “Brewing and Winemaking” package allows you to enter the production of the world’s most famous spirits – beer and wine – from planting frail plants, harvesting crops to production and aging in the cellar of the most valuable specimens. New scenarios that will allow players to explore the mysteries of the centuries-old tradition of beer and wine production.

New plants are more opportunities

The extension contains 13 new plants for cultivation, including the 6 most-known strains of vines, barley and 6 species of hops. Each plant has its own specific needs, which is why only their proper care will allow you to collect abundant crops.

Machines in motion

Harvesting by hand takes a long time and is no longer profitable in large areas. On the machinery market you will find a new machine intended for harvesting vines, which will speed up work in the field.

Additional buildings and extensions in industry

Craft beer or commercial beer? Wine with various details of the grapevine? In Farm Manager 2018 “Beercraft and Winemaking” all these options are available. The additional content also includes a place for the production of various types of malts, which will certainly be useful when brewing beer. In production buildings, on a small scale you can choose your own mixes and, step by step, create your unique recipe and place your own label on the produced bottle.

Resting matters

How to increase the value of wine? Of course by aging them! At your disposal you have a new type of storage – a cellar where you can store the most refined effects of your work.

New challenges

The tradition of beer and wine production dates back many centuries, so it is worth to deal with the cultivation of hops and vines in two additional scenarios and learn the secrets of their production.


Graphics designed by Penge in The Geek Cupboard.

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14 Replies to “Beer Then Wine? You'll Be Fine… | Farm Manager 2018 – Brewing & Winemaking DLC | Part 1”

  1. – I'd love to have seen mead making in this DLC. Ah well… perhaps it will be added later.
    – I think it might have been cheaper and easier to start with wine.

     Just for information… There are a lot of different wines besides grape wines. "Fruit wines are made from a specific fruit base, other than grapes of course. This can include single fruit flavours or blends of multiple fruits together. Some fruit wines may be produced strictly with fruit, while others may be blended with grapes. They are traditionally popular in wine-making regions with cooler climates, making it a great fit for Canadian winemakers. Enjoy fruit wines on their own or pair them with sharp cheeses, light salads, or desserts. Three of the most popular fruit wine flavour blends are tropical, citrus, and berry. Other flavours include: cherry, plum, apple, peach, pear, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, rose, apricot and banana. Fruit wine is produced in three main styles: sparkling, fortified, and ice." -My Wine Canada site

  2. hooray!!!! so glad this is back! i think you should hire some seasonal workers in the summer and grow some raspberries because they were great moneymakers in the first series. just something to think about. so excited for some beer and wine making! 😃

  3. Penge, I'm very exited to get back to Farm Manager again!!! Looking forward for you to brew all sorts of beer! Also, add your Greenhouses to get some more income to get by!

  4. Great to see you back on this again, and thanks for the info on the DLC i thought this game was dead in future development.
    i had no idea this was coming out, call the yeast inseminator.

  5. From the minute you laid out the fields I was waiting in anticipation for your facepalm 🤦‍♂️ moment lol, the fields have to be a minimum of 30 in 1 direction for machinery

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