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.
Idioms about brew
be brewing, to be forming or gathering; be in preparation: Trouble was brewing.
- brewer, noun
- mis·brew, verb (used with object)
- re·brew, verb
- un·brewed, adjective
- un·der·brew, verb (used with object)
- well-brewed, adjective
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How to use brew in a sentence
This 12-pack of 8-ounce cold brew cans comes in four varieties, including nitro and double espresso.
You can set the machine to brew any of its four drink size options, and when you’re finished it automatically shuts itself off nine seconds after the last brew.
Most days, the morning fog carries the smell of the lightning-sparked fires, an acrid brew of millions of incinerated trees and buildings now burning across California.
Located on the corner of W 12th Street and Central Parkway in Cincinnati’s Historic Over the Rhine neighborhood, it is a unique one-of-a-kind place to enjoy a local craft brew and relax with friends.
However, that home brew “didn’t do much for us puny humans either.”Why elephants and armadillos might easily get drunk | Susan Milius | June 4, 2020 | Science News For Students
And that solution came from a homemade brew Branch and her sister created together.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45 | Danielle Belton | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I paid a visit Istmo brew Pub and found their beers undrinkable.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama | Jeff Campagna | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2005, Istmo brew Pub opened as the first of its kind in Panama City.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama | Jeff Campagna | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A boiling brew is scooped into makeshift bowls—hollowed out coconut halves.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine | Brandon Presser | August 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ayahuasca/yagé is a psychoactive brew made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine.
"And I can return the compliment," was my reply, as we all gathered round a brew of tea to exchange news and compare notes.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Now, in the kitchen, a great searching among jars and boxes on high shelves told of preparation for the occasional brew.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
“If you will excuse me for a few moments, I will make myself fit to brew you some tea,” said my wife, holding open the door.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
She was stirring the pot diligently, now and then sprinkling in what looked like a brown dust, and watching the brew intently.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
As a rule, one or two studies would club together to brew, instead of preparing solitary banquets.The Gold Bat | P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for brew (1 of 2)
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 plan: to brew a plot
(intr) to be in the process of being brewed: the tea was brewing in the pot
(intr) to be impending or forming: there's a storm brewing
a beverage produced by brewing, esp tea or beer: a strong brew
an instance or time of brewing: last year's brew
a mixture: an eclectic brew of mysticism and political discontent
- See also brew up
- brewer, noun
British Dictionary definitions for brew (2 of 2)
Northern English dialect a hill
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