…over the entire 15-day run of Brewfest, Coren will only be accessible for 10 days, and you’ll only have as many tries at him as you can squeeze in once you hit 89, whenever that is.
via Brewfest updated for Mists of Pandaria, requires quick leveling, Matthew Rossi. Source: CM Nakatoir on the EU forums.
Brewfest begins on September 20 and ends on October 5. Unfortunately, Mists of Pandaria launches on September 25, and Coren Direbrew, the holiday boss, is tuned for level 90. That means you can’t queue for it until you’re 89. Those first five days of Brewfest? He’s inaccessible for those days. Of course, for the remaining 10 days you can only queue for him if you’re level 89 or 90.
There are a lot of boring in-game holidays, and Brewfest is not one of them. However, I level slowly. It took me almost six weeks to get from 80 to 85. Something tells me I won’t be fighting Coren Direwbrew this year. This is NOT cool. At the very least, he should be accessible and tuned for level 80 for the first five days, although I’d still be sad that they couldn’t just push the event to a different time. I know I’m in the extreme minority by saying this, but I would even prefer to delay the expansion. I love this event!
On the other hand, I already have the Swift Brewfest Ram. I’d like the kodo as well, but the ram is what I really wanted, and I have it. Mooglegem still needs the ram, but I’m fairly certain she has it on her alt (along with the kodo). There’s something I didn’t realize until I read this comment by ladyjbritish on the WoW Insider article.
At first I was like…noooo..then I was like.. WAIT. In MoP we get all the mounts from our toons on one account – and I have both on 2 different toons already. Now I’m like..yay no need to race to 89 :)
That doesn’t help me with the kodo, but I suppose that means gem doesn’t need Coren Direbrew at all. Still, I wish I could fight him all 15 days!