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I would share a drink with you if it wasn't against the rules. Alright, you convinced me! I'll break 'em, just for you.

Biv E. Ridge[1] is a drink tester robobrain operating in Appalachia.


Biv is a drink tester robobrain found in the backroom of The Nukashine inside Big Al's Tattoo Parlor. Biv was acquired by Lewis, whose mother worked for General Atomics International before the Great War. Whether Biv was acquired legally was never explained by Lewis to Judy Lowell or the rest of Eta Psi.[2]

Lewis planned to use Biv to test Nukashine.[3] This was likely the best course of action, as a human who consumed that amount of alcohol from each drink would die from alcohol poisoning. It is unclear as to whether Biv's drunken manner of speech is a result of alcohol taste-testing, or if he was originally programmed to always sound a little intoxicated.

Interactions with the player character[]

Interactions overview[]

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This character cannot be killed.
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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


  • Tipsy Taste-Test: In this repeatable daily quest, Biv will ask the player character to drink a specific type of alcoholic beverage and then perform some S.P.E.C.I.A.L. themed task before its effects expire (typically 3 minutes). The main incentive for this quest is unlocking one of thirteen possible drink recipes.
  • Wasted on Alcohol: In this repeatable daily quest, Biv wants the player character to craft a new drink for his daily quality test.
  • Wasted on Nukashine: This side quest allows the player character learn how to create Nukashine, as well as how to craft the brewing station and fermenter.


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Biv appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update.

Behind the scenes[]

  • In the German translation of the game, Biv is renamed to Al.
  • Biv E. Ridge is a play on the word Beverage.


  1. Biv's dialogue: "You know, if life ever does get you down, don't be afraid to consult ole Biv E. Ridge about what's eatin' ya."
  2. Eta Psi House terminal entries#Biv: "I just found out that Lewis’s mother works at General Atomics - not from him, of course. [...] Anyways, that explains where he got the Robobrain from. It doesn't explain HOW he got it, if it's safe... if it's legal."
  3. Eta Psi House terminal entries#Robobrain: "He slipped a note under his door that said, 'Need drink tester.'"