microbrew

noun mi·cro·brew \ ˈmī-krō-ˌbrü \

Definition of microbrew

: a beer produced by a microbrewery

microbrewed

play \-ˌbrüd\ adjective

microbrewing

play \-ˌbrü-iŋ\ noun

Examples of microbrew in a Sentence

  1. The restaurant serves several locally produced microbrews.

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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.

First Known Use of microbrew

1985


MICROBREW Defined for English Language Learners

microbrew

noun

Definition of microbrew for English Language Learners

  • : a beer made by a microbrewery


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