Yes Funden, it expires after one year. In years past, if you didn't log onto a toon in 90 days the beer in your mailbox would go away. I have 2 or 3 toons with Beer of the Month achievment who did not get Beer or the Year achievement because of this. I am not sure now if the beer in your mailbox goes away. (The reason I say this is because I logged in on a toon I hadn't played in almost a year and it still had my 2010 sparkle pony ride in its inbox---I don't know if the rules for purchased items are the same for in-game items).Hope that helps, and happy Brewfest!
Some feedback from my experiences this evening:Coren Direbrew:
I'm glad that they put a daily quest there, and a warning if you complete it, for Brew for Brewfest. I almost missed it because I was rushing through it. Doing this event on 5 toons this year! Last year though, it reset every 10 hours. Has anyone done it twice in one day yet? When Brewfest hit at 1 AM ST, it popped up multiple times before the shut down, but I think it was just bugging out. It's been over 10 hours for me now, and I haven't had it pop back up yet. It might now truly be a daily quest and not just a "check back" sort of thing.
Coren was a viable gold form, something about 100g split between 5 party members. Then Blizzard nerfed him quite quickly, he drops 5g in total I think. Meh, I farmed over 3k gold before the ninja fix with my guildies.
It took me a while to figure out the route for 'There and back again'. As far as I can tell there are three apple barrels:1. in the corral behind the questgiver2. in the camp between the questgiver and the road to Razor Hill3. a little before the goblin who hurls the kegthe best route (I have found) is:- ride from the questgiver round the corral to the entrance of the camp, through the camp (and the archers) to barrel 2, head towards the corner nearest the entrance to Orgrimmar, up the incline (find the best incline for this) and straight to barrel 3; - pick up the keg, trigger barrel 3 again, race towards the camp - jump into the camp over the boxes neatly stacked in the way, trigger barrel 2,- race out the of camp, jump into the corral to trigger barrel 1- race out of the corral past the questgiver (delivering the keg), round the corral (usually triggering barrel 1, I've noticed) into the camp etc.Some people give triggering barrel 3 again on the return a miss. Personally I trigger every barrel I can. My method is to ride very near to them or jump over them. Usually works, but sometimes the barrel won't trigger. I stop spamming the belt and hope to reach the next barrel in time, which I then run in to. Sometimes this works, sometimes I fatigue.
if you looted any of these Items from year before they have all receive update.
As stated in a earlier post the Apple Barrels are being very buggy this year as compared to previous years. I had runs where I would jump clean over them and the stacks would be removed. Other times I'd actually run into them and then run on and not have the stacks removed.
I don't know if this has been posted, but the item Direbrew drops that can be turned in for 40 coins is repeatable every day. (I have turned 2 in so far.)
The “Pink Elekks On Parade” and “Catch the Wild Wolpertinger” quests are still there. I completed them both on two toons. My main was able to vendor the Wolpertinger for a few silver as I already had it from last year.
It would be even more awesome if Europeans were allowed to do the wolpertinger & pink pachyderm quests like we used to.
For the records: today, 21/09/2011, second day of the Brewfest holiday, all the holiday quests (every one of them, not only the dailies) were resetted.This created the chance of reaching Brewmaster title in two days.Blizzard just restarted some servers now, probably to fix that glitch.