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

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 Tickets start at $40 and include craft and home brew samplings, snacks and a commemorative mug. Mike Danahey, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2022 Visits in those last days came from members of a local mountain biking club; a home brew club that started there; and couples who met at Benno's or had their first date there — Benno's couples, as Weigel calls them. Bob Dohr, Journal Sentinel, 15 June 2022 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. Naomi Stock, Anchorage Daily News, 26 May 2022 This will prevent problems such as hoarding or making home brew formulas. Steven A. Abrams, Chron, 12 May 2022 Both brothers worked as architects before switching to beer after a few years of home brewing and operating a home brew store. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, 20 Apr. 2022 As the older Hernán shares a draft of his hallucination-stirring home brew and speaks about his own personal history, Jessica seems to empty herself out. Justin Changfilm Critic, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 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 See More

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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 3 Oct. 2022.

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