mi·cro·brew·ery | \ˌmī-krō-ˈbrü-ə-rē, -ˈbru̇r-ē\

Definition of microbrewery 

: a small brewery making specialty beer in limited quantities

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microbrewer \ˈmī-krō-ˌbrü-ər, -ˌbru̇r \ noun

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Santee’s current microbreweries close at 10 p.m. on average. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Santee poised to allow more microbreweries," 3 July 2018 After years of double-digit volume sales growth, craft beer grew only 5 percent last year, with most of the increase driven by microbreweries and brewpubs, according to the Brewers Association. Greg Trotter, chicagotribune.com, "After chilly spring, beer industry hopes Memorial Day weekend will kick-start sales," 24 May 2018 Nearby businesses include a microbrewery, restaurant, pottery, wine store and art studio. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Downtown Sanford Superfund site hits priority cleanup list," 10 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, the Whitefish city planner told the publication the project’s developer suggested the microbrewery on the property could be set aside for the Zinkes to own and operate. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Supreme Court to rehear moose-hunting case with wider implications for Alaska," 19 June 2018 What’s more, the Zinkes own the land on the other side of the development area, a property that could increase in value if new projects like a hotel, retail stores and a microbrewery go through. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Supreme Court to rehear moose-hunting case with wider implications for Alaska," 19 June 2018 The microbrewery will seat 78 and Meyer and his brothers built all the cedar tables and chairs by hand in his pole barn. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Daily Southtown, "Retired engineer bringing his brews from milk shed to main drag in New Lenox," 13 June 2018 At the work session, council members also will discuss bills that would set additional rules for microbreweries and farm breweries in rural areas and create property tax breaks for public safety workers and senior citizens who are veterans. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County Council to consider bill limiting teens' access to guns," 29 May 2018 According to Forbes, the city has the highest rate of microbreweries per capita of any city in the country—including its brewery-rich sibling in Oregon. Sarah Firshein, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Travel Guide to Portland, Maine," 13 Apr. 2017

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of microbrewery

: a small brewery that makes beer in small amounts

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