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

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Portland, Oregon History lesson: The Pacific Northwest hasn't always been about mountain bikes and microbreweries. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities In America and Why You Should Visit," 18 Oct. 2018 George Greenaway, who runs a brand new microbrewery in the Tamworth town center, worries about post-Brexit demand for his craft ales. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "Britons Most at Risk in a Messy Split From EU Are Least Worried," 13 Jan. 2019 Determined to fortify Arlington Heights’ reputation as an entertainment destination, village officials took another step closer this week in their effort to attract microbreweries to town. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, "Arlington Heights looks to attract microbreweries with new license," 3 Apr. 2018 Its downtown area, filled with microbreweries and trendy restaurants, is a magnet for Millennials. Christopher Johnston, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cleveland uses literature to empower youth, overcome social divides," 9 July 2018 Though Portland and Denver are better known for their beer scenes, scenic Asheville has quietly become a microbrewery destination in and of itself. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Alas, our ‘dry’ town tradition seems to be fading faster and faster and seems unlikely to survive the craft microbrewery/artisanal winery craze, except perhaps in Ocean City. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, "New Jersey's county freeholders come and go. But the title of freeholder should stay | Kevin Riordan," 5 June 2018 Ohio’s first microbrewery received a very warm welcoming from Cleveland. Katie Jackson, Fox News, "Heading to the GOP Convention? Chow down at Cleveland's best restaurants," 15 July 2016 There's live music, and beer from local and international microbreweries. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Montreal in September 2018," 10 Sep. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of microbrewery

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

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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