brewery

noun

brew·​ery ˈbrü-ə-rē How to pronounce brewery (audio)
ˈbru̇(-ə)r-ē
plural breweries
: 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 The county Department of Environmental Health conducted a three-month study of 25 catering events at 10 wineries, 13 breweries and two private functions. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Apr. 2024 Walnut Creek has some delightful places to shop and eat — and some fine breweries to visit as well. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2024 Both the winery and brewery are Black and Native American-owned by Dojao Hicks and his wife, Roxanne. The Arizona Republic, 9 Apr. 2024 Enjoy Craft Beers Sip on local brews at Starr Hill, the second oldest craft brewery in Virginia; do-gooders should order The Love, a light wheat beer that gives back to Lynchburg charities. Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 2 Apr. 2024 The brewery is the second-largest volume and dollar share-generating craft brewery in North Carolina and the 7th largest volume share-gaining craft brewery in the United States. Emily Price, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Molson Coors Beverage, the parent company to Coors, Blue Moon, Keystone and other adult beverages, tapped into its brewery roots when picking a ticker symbol. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2024 Grab a drink at Proper Sake’s full-service bar, Rice Vice, which is connected to the brewery. Shana Clarke, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 Myles, who lives in Texas, recalled going to a brewery that also sold cans of non-alcoholic beer. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brewery was circa 1648

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“Brewery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brewery. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

brewery

noun
brew·​ery ˈbrü-ə-rē How to pronounce brewery (audio)
ˈbru̇(-ə)r-ē
plural breweries
: a plant where malt liquors are brewed

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