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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But for local breweries, producing seltzer is about more than just sheer numbers. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Twin Cities breweries getting in on hard seltzer craze," 20 June 2019 Highlights here include Ballast Point, Disneyland’s first onsite brewery, and Salt & Straw, for their unique seasonal flavors of small-batch ice cream like buttermilk pancakes or mushroom muddy buddies. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Plan a Trip to Disneyland," 14 June 2019 This year, fewer than 60 breweries, including a few international ones, received an offer to come to the Firestone Invitational — which includes invitations to numerous side activities Firestone Walker Brewing Company plans for them. Alyssa Pereira,, "Chuck the wine. Paso Robles is a beer town now," 12 June 2019 More recent visitors might remember the second craft brewery at that address: Firehouse Grill & Brewery, which opened in 2005. Greg Wilson, The Mercury News, "Peek inside Sunnyvale’s Off the Rails Brewing Company," 11 June 2019 Despite the new malls, craft breweries, and recently renovated public spaces, the capital is a city of locked metal gates and private security guards toting shotguns on street corners. Daniel Castro, Harper's magazine, "The Truce," 10 June 2019 The town's first craft brewery, Beale's, doles out riches of its own in the form of tasty IPAs and sliced brisket. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 Harpoon Brewery in Boston, Massachusetts: This brewery is always happy to open their doors to dogs, offering them plenty of space in their offices and access to the Boston Seaport. Kelli Bender,, "Want to Bring Your Dog to Work? These Are America's Most Pet-Friendly Companies of 2019," 6 June 2019 The festival will feature local breweries, food and a kid’s zone. Carina Julig, The Denver Post, "Criterium bike race and brewfest to take place Sunday in Wheat Ridge," 5 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce brewery (audio) \
plural breweries

Kids Definition of brewery

: a place where malt liquors are brewed

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