mi·​cro·​brew | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌbrü How to pronounce microbrew (audio) \

Definition of microbrew

: a beer produced by a microbrewery

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Other Words from microbrew

microbrewed \ ˈmī-​krō-​ˌbrüd How to pronounce microbrewed (audio) \ adjective
microbrewing \ ˈmī-​krō-​ˌbrü-​iŋ How to pronounce microbrewing (audio) \ noun

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Microbrews are usually beers or ales made with special malts and hops, unfiltered and unpasteurized, and thus distinctive in their aroma and flavor. Many microbreweries double as bar/restaurants, called brewpubs, where the gleaming vats may be visible behind a glass partition. "Craft brewing" and the opening of local brewpubs began in earnest in the U.S. in the 1980s. But not everyone is willing to pay extra for a beer, and lots of people are simply used to the blander taste of the best-selling beers, so by 2008 microbrews still only accounted for about 4% of all beer sold in the U.S.

Examples of microbrew in a Sentence

The restaurant serves several locally produced microbrews.

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Events frequently turn the walkable area into a jubilee, and entire days and evenings can be passed sampling craft cocktails, a bevy of microbrews and organic fare. Natasha Bourlin, SFChronicle.com, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 The White Squirrel Brewery, a short walk away, has chicken and waffles and good microbrew. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit," 20 June 2018 Over 50 microbrews will be served and one-day ($45) and two-day ($75) unlimited tasting packages are available. Mel Shields, sacbee, "Spin Doctors and Vanilla Ice headline Reno's annual brews and blues festival," 14 June 2018 There’s also a Vista’s Got Talent singing contest, a beer garden with nine local microbrews and a Kids’ Zone with carnival rides. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Vista Strawberry Festival honors city's historic fruit crop," 24 May 2018 Chester County — Mass transit, microbrews and gourmet toast Just outside of Philadelphia, on the edge of the Main Line train, the borough of West Chester offers an example of what life is like in a place where college degrees are plentiful. NBC News, "Two counties tell the tale of a growing education gap," 20 May 2018 Swap it out for Revolution’s and display the bottle cap of your new favorite microbrew instead. Outside Online, "The Best Bike Accessories of 2018," 15 May 2018 Alessio said there is a new car show starting in Hillcrest this year that is offering free microbrews and other enticements to get people to come. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "With new start time, car shows heading back to La Mesa village," 14 May 2018 For $10, guests can enjoy wine tastings, ice-cold microbrews and rum sampling. azcentral, "A guide to all spring festivals in Phoenix from April through May," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of microbrew

1985, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of microbrew

chiefly US : a beer made by a microbrewery

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