The Case of the Missing Ale – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Guide
Tis the season of ale in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla thanks to the currently running Yule Festival. This festival adds a holiday event to your colony where you can take part in mini-games and complete a few side quests. One of the side quests you can complete is called The Case of the Missing Ale. To learn more about how to complete this Yule Festival side quest check out the guide below.
Note: This quest is currently very buggy. The quest marker for this objective will bug out regularly so don’t trust it. Make a save before going to get the Secret Ale so you can reload if needed.
How to Start The Case of the Missing Ale
To start this Yule Festival side mission you need to have the Brewery built in your settlement. If you don’t have it built you will need to build it. Once the building is built you will unlock The Case of the Missing Ale. This quest appears on your map at the brewery building. To start it simply talk to the reveler named Alwin that can be found inside the brewery. Once you speak with Alwin you will begin the quest.
Find and Talk to Ake
Once you’ve spoken to Alwin the quest begins. To find Ake you need to leave the settlement and head east to Grantebridgescire. At the location on the map above you will find Ake standing on top of a cliff. Approach Ake and a cutscene will trigger. After the cutscene you will need to fist fight Ake. Defeat him to trigger yet another cutscene. During this cutscene Eivor tells Ake they will find the barrels together.
Where to Find the Secret Brew
To get the secret brew leave the cliffside where you fought Ake and head to the southeast until you reach the bandit camp called Utbech. In the Utbech camp search the only raised hut to find the secret brew inside. Pick up the barrel to receive the next quest objective to take it to Ake.
Bring Back the Secret Brew
Note: If you drop the barrel during this portion of the side quest it may disappear. The only work around I’ve found for this is to reload before you picked up the barrel. This is why I recommend making a save before the bandit camp to be safe.
Once you have the barrel head to the southwest of the bandit camp until you reach the shoreline of the Great Ouse River. On the shoreline you will encounter Ake who is next to his boat. To speak to Ake you need to ensure you are anonymous. Avoid combat on the way to Ake. Once you do reach him another cutscene will trigger. This cutscene ends the mission.
For your efforts in this side mission you will receive 140 Yule Tokens and will unlock Ake as an opponent in the Yule Brawl. That’s all there is to this mission. Besides it being very buggy it is not very difficult to complete. For more help with Assassin’s Creed Valhall see our guides hub.