verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- beer or ale.
- an individual serving of beer or ale: Let's have a few brews after the game.
Origin of brew
Synonyms for brew
Examples from the Web for brewer
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of brewer
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?
Word Origin for brew
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.).