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 microbrewery (audio) , -​ˌbru̇r \ noun

Examples of microbrewery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Luu is the executive chef at Bywater Brew Pub, the airy microbrewery and restaurant from father and son partners Nahum and Dylan Laventhal. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "Bywater Brew Pub serves Anh Luu's Viet-Cajun cooking and debuts its beers in February," 25 Jan. 2021 Portland Brewing was the city’s fourth microbrewery, and opened one of its first brewpubs at its original location at Northwest 14th Avenue and Flanders Street. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "One of Portland’s oldest breweries will cease production next month," 12 Jan. 2021 Covington was a beloved musician and singer who worked as a manager for a microbrewery, according to the Detroit Free Press. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "2 arrests made in case of Michigan woman bound with Christmas lights and shot to death," 6 Nov. 2020 Even when the Flix microbrewery was dormant during the seven-month shutdown, the Carmel site collected a bronze medal at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival. David Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star, "Flix Brewhouse reopens, giving Hamilton County a way to go to the movies," 4 Nov. 2020 More than a year after restoration began at the old Dryden Provisions Co. building in Butchertown, Louisville's newest microbrewery is set to open Thursday. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "After more than a year of anticipation, TEN20 Craft Brewery opens in Butchertown," 15 Oct. 2020 At the end of 2019, Aul was able to move the county’s first kombucha microbrewery into its own space. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix company delivers local, fermented foods and products to doorsteps amid pandemic," 1 Oct. 2020 Maple View Farm in Granby is a three-in-one stop for fresh dairy meat, a microbrewery, and a bed-and-breakfast, and has added events for this summer and fall, including live music. Steve Smith, courant.com, "Maple View Farm going strong," 18 Sep. 2020 While other larger breweries like Anheuser-Busch have unions, Unite Here says Fair State is the first microbrewery, which is defined as a brewery that produces less than 15,000 barrels of beer per year. Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, "Fair State Brewing becomes country's first unionized microbrewery," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of microbrewery

1982, in the meaning defined above

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2 Feb 2021

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“Microbrewery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microbrewery. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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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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