mi·​cro·​brew·​ery | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈbrü-ə-rē How to pronounce microbrewery (audio) , -ˈbru̇r-ē \

Definition of microbrewery

: a small brewery making specialty beer in limited quantities

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microbrewer \ ˈmī-​krō-​ˌbrü-​ər How to pronounce microbrewer (audio) , -​ˌbru̇r \ noun

Examples of microbrewery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Microbrewery tour: Angels on the Avenue will host its 12th annual charity microbrewery tour Feb. 22. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety courses offered in Lakewood: A Place in the Sun," 14 Jan. 2020 Asheville’s pristine watershed launched a booming microbrewery destination. Nancy Moreland, chicagotribune.com, "An Appalachian Eden for apples thrives in North Carolina’s Henderson County," 7 Oct. 2019 This fairly new microbrewery fills its taps with a variety of brews — but its lineup of sours is the star. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Take on a Central Florida beer crawl," 24 May 2018 And the location is close to microbreweries, art walks and the historic downtown neighborhood. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Hostels – yes, we said hostels – are making a comeback: Here are 6 you should try," 17 Dec. 2019 With its roots in old money but its present-day streets dotted with microbreweries, cafes, tattoo parlors and craft shops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Asheville. Nerdwallet, cleveland, "Ditch the turkey: 6 ideas for a Thanksgiving getaway," 3 Nov. 2019 With these ingredients—the first of many—that Calagione introduced into the boil kettle of his diminutive brewery (a microbrewery, literally) a new approach to brewing American beer began. Theresa Mcculla, Smithsonian, "Here’s What’s Brewing in the New Smithsonian Beer Collections," 16 Sep. 2019 Dragonmead, which opened in 1997 at 14600 E. Eleven Mile, is among metro Detroit's oldest running microbreweries. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "Dragonmead Brewery reveals opening date for new St. Clair Shores taproom," 4 Dec. 2019 At least 19 taprooms and microbreweries hosted events featuring the release of special beers with whimsical names: Barrel Buster Porter, Santa’s Sack Christmas Ale, Moo-waukee White Chocolate Milk Stout. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For many, pricey beer is replacing doorbuster bargains on Black Friday," 29 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of microbrewery

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microbrewery was in 1982

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23 Jan 2020

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“Microbrewery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microbrewery. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of microbrewery

chiefly US : a small brewery that makes beer in small amounts

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