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[broo-uh-ree, broo r-ee]
noun, plural brew·er·ies.
  1. a building or establishment for brewing beer or other malt liquors, especially the building where the brewing is done.
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Origin of brewery

First recorded in 1650–60; brew + -ery
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noun plural -eries
  1. a place where beer, ale, etc, is brewed
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Word Origin and History for brewery


1650s (but perhaps from c.1200 as a surname element), from brew (v.) + -ery. Old English had breawern in this sense (from aern "house;" see barn), and brewhouse was the more common word through 18c.

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