I've been blabbing on and on about Brewfest these past couple of days but today I did the unthinkable: I actually joined a group to kill Coren Direbrew.
I'm usually shy about these sort of things and this is only the second time I've participated in a boss kill during a WoW holiday. When this happens, I have to bluff my way through because I don't want people to know that I'm a raw noob. Luckily I knew a few basics about how the Coren Direbrew thing worked.
The idea is that there's a daily quest to kill this guy during Brewfest only. Ideally, all 5 people in the group should have this quest so that each of the 5 can summon him. That's the most efficient way of doing it.
Coren is inside Blackrock Depths. I won't tell you how to get there because you should know by now. If not, it's easy to search for it online. Once you get inside the instance, immediately to your right is a bunch of boxes that you can click on. There might be some non-elite mobs that you need to kill first. Use one of the boxes and a Mole Machine will burrow out of the ground to take you to the Grim Guzzler bar where Coren is located.
Once at the bar, each player takes turns in handing in the quest and "talking" to Coren. Coren's friendly until you talk to him and he has 3 non-elite buddies with him. He has a little over 300K HP. Once you talk to him, he turns hostile and the fun starts.
The fight is one of the easiest I've come to experience. As DPS, I just went through my routine. At one point Coren might summon a Mole Machine with some non-elite mobs that will attack players at random but by that time the main boss should be very low or almost dead.
I did get a piece of loot, a trinket called Coren's Chromium Coaster which has some very good stats on it but on second thoughts it's not much better than what I already have: Darkmoon Card: Death and Gnomish Lightning Generator. One of the other very nice drops was Tankard O' Terror which is an iLvl 226 1-H BoE mace (which BTW screams Enhancement Shaman to me) and I was hoping that we would get a chance to greed for it but a pally in the group said he needed it so he won it. Meh, whatever, I was just grateful that I got to experience this group. If I'd won that mace, I would have probably sold it for a hefty profit.
Killing Coren Direbrew for the first time awards the achievement Direbrewfest. He also drops a barrel that starts a quest asking you to return it to a Brewfest NPC for 40 Brewfest Prize Tokens. In all, it was a very nice experience and the only thing I regret is not doing it in the first day as well. Now I will try to complete it daily until the end of the holiday.