- to make (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops.
- to make or prepare (a beverage, as tea) by mixing, steeping, soaking, or boiling a solid in water.
- to concoct, mix, or cook (a beverage or food, especially one containing unmeasured or unusual ingredients): She brewed a pot of soup from the leftovers.
- to contrive, plan, or bring about: to brew mischief.
- to make a fermented alcoholic malt beverage, as beer or ale.
- to boil, steep, soak, or cook: Wait until the tea brews.
- a quantity brewed in a single process.
- a particular brewing or variety of malt liquor.
- a hot beverage made by cooking a solid in water, especially tea or coffee.
- any concoction, especially a liquid produced by a mixture of unusual ingredients: a witches' brew.
- beer or ale.
- an individual serving of beer or ale: Let's have a few brews after the game.
- be brewing, to be forming or gathering; be in preparation: Trouble was brewing.
Origin of brew
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Examples from the Web for brewer
According to Phillips, Brewer has essentially sold Arizona Christians into slavery.Fringe Factor: You Will Have to Bake a Penis Cake
March 2, 2014
Rich Lowry of National Review tweeted "Brewer veto shows that poorly informed hysteria works."
Brewer's veto comes a week after the Kansas State Senate rejected a similar bill in the Sunflower State.
Some national conservatives reacted in sorrow to Brewer's annoucement.
In contrast, those urging Brewer to sign the bill included Rush Limbaugh and Michele Bachmann.
The pet animal of a breyer (brewer) is six score pence in value.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
Malt itself, to produce intoxication, must be used in such large quantities as would very much diminish the brewer's profit.
"Molly's smoking at the gate like a brewer's vat, father," said Pete.
Bless your heart, no; but getting as tired of one swateheart as a pig of brewer's grain.
He thinks he has done a plucky thing because he's as strong as a brewer's horse.Is He Popenjoy?
- to make (beer, ale, etc) from malt and other ingredients by steeping, boiling, and fermentation
- to prepare (a drink, such as tea) by boiling or infusing
- (tr) to devise or planto brew a plot
- (intr) to be in the process of being brewedthe tea was brewing in the pot
- (intr) to be impending or formingthere's a storm brewing
- a beverage produced by brewing, esp tea or beera strong brew
- an instance or time of brewinglast year's brew
- a mixturean eclectic brew of mysticism and political discontent
- Northern English dialect a hill
Word Origin and History for brewer
Old English breowan "to brew" (class II strong verb, past tense breaw, past participle browen), from Proto-Germanic *breuwan "to brew" (cf. Old Norse brugga, Old Frisian briuwa, Middle Dutch brouwen, Old High German briuwan, German brauen "to brew"), from PIE root *bhreue- "to bubble, boil, effervesce" (cf. Sanskrit bhurnih "violent, passionate," Greek phrear "well, spring, cistern," Latin fervere "to boil, foam," Thracian Greek brytos "fermented liquor made from barley," Russian bruja "current," Old Irish bruth "heat;" Old English beorma "yeast;" Old High German brato "roast meat"), the original sense thus being "make a drink by boiling." Related: Brewed; brewing.
c.1500, "a brewed beverage," from brew (v.).