[mahy-kroh-broo-uh-ree, ‐broo r-ee]

noun, plural mi·cro·brew·er·ies.

a brewery producing less than 15,000 barrels per year and usually concentrating on exotic or high quality beer.

Origin of microbrewery

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for microbrewery


noun plural -ries

a small, usually independent brewery that produces limited quantities of specialized beers, often sold for consumption on the premises
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