brew·​ery | \ ˈbrü-ə-rē, ˈbru̇(-ə)r-ē\
plural breweries

Definition of brewery

: a plant where malt liquors are produced

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In August 2017, for instance, the same brewery in Cartersville sent over 50,000 cans of water to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Anheuser-Busch sending 300,000 cans of water to Hurricane Florence victims," 13 Sep. 2018 Canned beer at the Heineken brewery in Zoeterwoude, Netherlands. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Why Investor Taste Is Shifting From Budweiser to Heineken," 30 July 2018 The facility at 6652 Irvine Center Drive is the second brewery in Irvine; Evans Brewing Co., which doesn’t offer a tasting room, is the other. Ben Brazil,, "San Clemente’s Left Coast Brewing Co. opens an Irvine location," 12 July 2018 Known for its stout, a near-ubiquitous presence on tap at bars around the world, Guinness first announced plans for the brewery in early 2017. Wesley Case,, "Guinness' first U.S. brewery, to open in Baltimore County in August, to spur economic benefits across region," 28 June 2018 The competition heats up as the remaining contestants venture out of the kitchen and head to the historic Anheuser-Busch brewery in Los Angeles for their first team challenge of the season. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville native barely makes it to the next round of 'MasterChef'," 19 June 2018 Nearly a quarter-million people a year visit the brewery in Milton, the Dogfish restaurants in Rehoboth, or both. Craig Laban,, "Craig LaBan's first bite of the Delaware beaches | A dining guide," 15 June 2018 The Kickoff will be the brewery’s first opportunity to make a splash in the larger community. John Verive, Los Angeles Magazine, "10 New L.A. Breweries That Should Be on Your Beer Week Radar," 11 June 2018 An impressive list of local businesses, from ice cream shops to breweries, use Savory's spices. Melanie D.g. Kaplan,, "Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way," 12 July 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 \
plural breweries

Kids Definition of brewery

: a place where malt liquors are brewed

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