spruce beer

noun

Definition of spruce beer 

: a beverage flavored with spruce especially : one made from spruce twigs and leaves boiled with molasses or sugar and fermented with yeast

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Flavors range from classics including root beers, colas and cream sodas to unique flavors such as spruce beer, bacon, marionberry, celery and pickle sodas. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "City Market’s craft soda shop has 1,000 flavors: Bacon, banana, pumpkin pie and more," 8 Sep. 2017

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1744, in the meaning defined above

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