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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MillerCoors, which has a brewery located just a mile from the stadium, committed $41.2 million for the naming rights in March 1996, nine months before ground was broken. Andrew Wagner, The Seattle Times, "Insurance giant takes over naming rights for Brewers stadium," 22 Jan. 2019 The twin 120-seat theaters at the Art House are nestled in the back of a building on Commercial Street that houses the 1620 Brewhouse owned by Ben deRuyter, who wants to gut the theaters and expand his restaurant to include a micro-brewery. Loren King,, "Series that brings Broadway stars to Provincetown may lose its home," 5 July 2018 Mother Earth in Kinston is both a brewery and a distillery (the still has to be in a separate room). Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "The best coconut rum – and 5 more things you should know about N.C.-distilled spirits," 21 June 2018 The company also has a main brewery and tasting room in San Diego. Laura Groch,, "New brewery tasting room, dental treatment facility," 21 June 2018 That beast of a storm killed 16 — five in one home — largely in factories, an iron works and a brewery. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Striking in the dark of night, the Wilkes-Barre tornado was a freak," 15 June 2018 Is this a standard-issue brewery with an unusually compelling menu? Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Helio Basin Brewing Co. brings Arizona cuisine to Phoenix brewery, but fascinating menu feels out of place," 6 June 2018 Go to pop-up events, including fashion, art and even a brewery that’s transforming into a one-night-only record store., "22 things to do in Cleveland the weekend of May 10-13," 10 May 2018 There was even a functioning brewery and IMAX theater on board. Southern Living, "Southerners Will Love This Amazing Cruise Trend," 23 Mar. 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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