home brew


: a beverage (such as beer or coffee) that is brewed at home
We arrive at happy hour, when the students who live on the farm and help sell the week's harvest at the market kick back with some home brew after a hard day's work.Caroline Campion
The company also has a brew school, which provides an accessible learning space for coffee novices and experienced baristas alike. Some of the classes offered include home brew methods, espresso extraction, and latte art to name a few.Kara Thompson
home-brewed adjective
He also said health workers eliminated methanol or other toxins in home-brewed alcoholic beverages. Lawrence K. Altman

Examples of home brew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because there are no official Taylor (or Traylor) costumes on the market, Swifties have filled the gap with their home brews. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 31 Oct. 2023 Houses were inspected for cleanliness and to check for home brew. WIRED, 15 July 2023 Cheap gins were vile home brews, made with turpentine and sulfuric acid and sold from rank nooks and cellars. Jeffrey Collins, WSJ, 23 June 2023 Friday will be the home brew contest (registration required; not open to the public), and Saturday will start with the Slammin’ Salmon Fun Run, followed by the beer tasting. Anchorage Daily News, 29 May 2023 The closure leaves the city without a home brew supply store. Caleb Pershan, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar. 2023 Because of this regulatory exception, genetic testing services using home brew tests can be marketed directly to the medical community -- and the public -- without FDA regulation or oversight. , but the FDA has clearly chosen to jump into the regulation ring. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 14 June 2010 In 2002, Long, the Local Brewing founder, bought her first home brew kit from the store and eagerly shared bottles of her early brewing efforts with Miller. Caleb Pershan, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar. 2023 Tickets start at $40 and include craft and home brew samplings, snacks and a commemorative mug. Mike Danahey, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of home brew was in 1814

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“Home brew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20brew. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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