Origin of spruce beer
Examples from the Web for spruce beer
Barrels of cider and spruce-beer are running freely into the wooden canteens of the soldiers.Old News|Nathaniel Hawthorne
On this last signal, a whole cloud of spruce-beer sellers started fiercely from under the piazzas.Tom Cringle's Log|Michael Scott
The spruce-beer of America is generally made from the young shoots of this tree.
At Washington we dined, and I drank some spruce-beer (for the first time in my life), and I found myself very unwell from it.
In two minutes, however, he relented in his own favour; and muttering something about spruce-beer, walked off.Emma|Jane Austen