brew·ery | \ˈbrü-ə-rē, ˈbru̇(-ə)r-ē\
plural breweries

Definition of brewery 

: a plant where malt liquors are produced

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The average annual output of New York’s craft breweries is around 6,000 barrels, according to Mr. Leone. Lara Korte, WSJ, "New York Sees Boom in Craft Breweries, With More on Tap," 12 July 2018 Some consumers are taking full advantage of the burgeoning breweries. Kyle Arnold,, "Orlando's craft beer scene shows no signs of going flat," 26 June 2018 That changed dramatically over the last six months, first with the debut of two new local craft breweries in Napa, both within walking distance of the Fieldwork tasting room that opened in late 2016. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "What’s new in Napa Valley? Some pretty good beer," 24 June 2018 Indiana is a long way to go for a beer—especially with the proliferation of craft breweries in Chicago. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Take a chill ride to northwest Indiana—and its two-dozen breweries," 22 June 2018 For those who would like to get out of the city for the day, the Hill Country has a growing list of breweries in beautiful surroundings. San Antonio Express-News, "Father’s Day pairs best with a great beer," 14 June 2018 Runners receive a finisher pint glass with the event logo, tech shirts, beer tasting, brewery tours and awards to top finishers. Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: June 8-10," 6 June 2018 Well, those days are just about gone, replaced by a series of micro-breweries with tasting rooms that take a bare bones approach to the food. Dave Eckert, kansascity, "Menu finds: A distillery serving ceviche and a brewery with short rib hot dogs," 5 June 2018 The mendacity of breweries and their willingness to take advantage of young children and their families no doubt contributed to the dramatic and theatrical flair of Leslie’s reports. Daniel Fernandez, Smithsonian, "The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of brewery

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 \
plural breweries

Kids Definition of brewery

: a place where malt liquors are brewed

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