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

Examples of brewery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reminder: Our monthly review column focuses on beers from out-of-region breweries. Marc Bona, cleveland, "9 beers to sip in February (photos)," 9 Feb. 2020 Nickel Plate Arts will feature art stations, live music, and wine and beer from local breweries and wineries. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "13 romantic things to do on Valentine's Day for every mood and couple," 5 Feb. 2020 More than 20 beers will be available, including beers from Texas breweries Freetail Brewing Co., Karbach Brewing Co., Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Shiner Beer, Austin Eastciders and more. Chuck Blount,, "The award-winning wines and beers of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo," 1 Feb. 2020 The Pacific Pinball Museum will be pouring beers from more than 20 local breweries while visitors compete in a tournament on the nonprofit museum’s 100 antique machines. Esther Mobley,, "The Chronicle’s expert guide to 2020 SF Beer Week events," 31 Jan. 2020 The festival will feature more than 325 different craft beers from more than 125 breweries, including West Sixth Brewing, Against the Grain, Apocalypse Brew Works, Goodwood Brewing, Akasha Brewing, Bluegrass Brewing Company and more. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "Bottoms up! First Louisville Winter Beerfest lets you choose from 325+ different brews," 21 Jan. 2020 Light bites from area restaurants, tasting samples from local breweries and vineyards and a live DJ will be the backdrop as the Chamber reveals its finalists for its Business of the Year awards. Houston Chronicle, "Jan. 22-Feb. 1: Bollywood dance class, Sundance Head performance on list of NW Houston events," 20 Jan. 2020 New Jersey Cherry Hill: At least 100 women from breweries across the Garden State will gather Feb. 3 at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Co. to create a beer together. USA TODAY, "Purple haze, making the sausage, ‘Goodfellas’ tavern: News from around our 50 states," 14 Jan. 2020 For $42 a month, Craft Beer Club sends out 12 beers from two different breweries from different parts of the country. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, "The best gift subscription boxes for clothes, books, drinks and more," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of brewery

circa 1648, in the meaning defined above

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“Brewery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce brewery (audio)

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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