brew·​ery | \ ˈbrü-ə-rē How to pronounce brewery (audio) , ˈbru̇(-ə)r-ē\
plural breweries

Definition of brewery

: a plant where malt liquors are produced

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This year’s entries included 1,962 beers from 268 breweries, according to assistant competition coordinator Chris VanHorn. Michael Deeds, idahostatesman, "Idaho breweries win 23 medals at major beer competition. (But guess who won Hazy IPA?)," 4 June 2019 But the panel has been approached by investors interested in converting the building into apartments, a restaurant or even a brewery. Jonathan M. Pitts,, "Closure of 166-year-old church in South Baltimore 'the end of an era in that corner of the kingdom'," 18 May 2018 The Cherry Street land, donated to the city by beer distributor BudCo, was sold in 2012 to Alamo Beer for a brewery. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Group vows to keep fighting Hays Street project," 26 Mar. 2018 That marketing pizazz, aided by the craft-beer boom, has helped transform BrewDog from a two-man garage brewery into an international company that now employs about 1,500 workers. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "Craft-Beer Company Taps Streaming Service for Growth," 27 Aug. 2018 Located across the street from the existing brewery and its backyard WonderWorld area, the distillery and tasting room were both announced in October 2017. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "8th Wonder Brewery's distillery opens to the public this week," 2 July 2018 Ale Asylum Riverhouse The bar-restaurant that carries beers from the Madison brewery and serves a pub menu has a covered deck that overlooks the Milwaukee River. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Patio dining and airy spaces in Milwaukee for when the weather is less than stellar," 18 June 2018 Meyer bought equipment from a shuttered brewery in New York and expanded his operation. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Daily Southtown, "Retired engineer bringing his brews from milk shed to main drag in New Lenox," 13 June 2018 Sly Fox’s renowned head brewer, Brian O’Reilly, recently announced his departure from that Phoenixville brewery for a new project slated for Yards’ former space in Avram Hornik’s Craft Hall complex on Delaware Avenue. Craig Laban,, "Love City Brewing is budding beer district's latest," 1 June 2018

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circa 1648, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of brewery

: a place where beer is made
: a company that makes beer


brew·​ery | \ ˈbrü-ə-rē How to pronounce brewery (audio) \
plural breweries

Kids Definition of brewery

: a place where malt liquors are brewed

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