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

Definition of brewery

: a place where beer is produced Cape Cod Beer owner and brewer Todd Marcus expects the brewery expansion to be completed by early April, allowing him to keep up with the flagship brews, as well as seasonal offerings.— Jen Harmon Breweries from Brooklyn to Norwalk, Conn., are putting in more and bigger brewing vats, plotting new lagers, ales and stouts.— Kirk Johnson — see also microbrewery

Examples of brewery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His wife, cofounder and lawyer Elizabeth Leahy, has helped the couple navigate the legalese of starting a brewery at home. Globe Staff,, "Look for Time & Materials Beer, coming to you straight from a Reading garage," 2 Mar. 2021 Miracle Mile’s long-vacant Firestone Tire & Service Center is now home to a new brewery and taqueria. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, "All Season Brewing Co. and Chica’s Tacos opens, Family Style Fest returns," 2 Mar. 2021 Five died at a Milwaukee brewery and four at a Springfield, Missouri, gas station. Marco Della Cava And Mike Stucka, Detroit Free Press, "Mass shootings rise in state as nation faces record high," 27 Feb. 2021 One Black recipient just got promoted to manage the taproom at a North Carolina brewery; two of the three Hispanic award winners work as beertenders in the Mid-Atlantic; and the fourth Latina works as an assistant brewer. Tara Nurin, Forbes, "How One Professional Alcohol Organization Is Reaching Beyond Women To Become More Inclusive," 26 Feb. 2021 Five died at a Milwaukee brewery and four at a Springfield, Missouri, gas station. Mike Stucka, USA TODAY, "Mass shootings hit a record high in 2020. Can COVID vaccines bring peace in 2021?," 26 Feb. 2021 For example, the department received a complaint Jan. 11 about a Salt Lake City brewery with a pet. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Salt Lake County has investigated hundreds of COVID complaints. See what business violations are being reported.," 23 Feb. 2021 No policy, No idea, Unable to organise a convention in a brewery. Andy Meek, BGR, "People are freaking out over Dr. Fauci’s latest coronavirus claim," 22 Feb. 2021 But a local brewery is helping out by canning cases of water in beer cans. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Sherman city officials turn to local brewery to help with water crisis," 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of brewery

circa 1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brewery was circa 1648

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“Brewery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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