home brew


Definition of 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

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Other Words from home brew

home-brewed \ ˈhōm-​ˈbrüd How to pronounce home brew (audio) \ 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 Whether playing in the official setting thanks to the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount or using them for a home brew game, these miniatures bring these factions to life in vivid color. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Applejack has come a long way from the illicit home brew that — like most moonshine — frequently contained hazardous compounds, like methanol and acetone, that can cause blindness, renal failure and other permanent damage. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2021 The brewery's known for its White Russian Imperial Coffee Stout, a recipe first brewed during head brewer Uwe Boer's home brew days in the 90's. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 18 Feb. 2020 Here are the trends metro Phoenix beverage industry professionals, from brewers to bottle shop managers and home brew equipment sellers, expect to see more of in 2020. 1. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 14 Jan. 2020 Made with the absolute beginner in mind, this kit gives you all the tools necessary to make quality home brew and learn the craft as well. Popular Science, 16 Jan. 2020 But constant Starbucks runs are really burning a hole in my wallet, so its time to switch to some home brew. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 26 Nov. 2019 Starbucks Holiday Line-Up Starbucks is celebrating with their holiday line-up of at-home brews and bottled coffees, available in grocery stores across the United States. Morgan Raum, PEOPLE.com, 20 Nov. 2019 The festival includes live music, home brews on the patio and shuttle service to and from the grounds. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of home brew

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Home brew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20brew. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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