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v. brewed, brew·ing, brews
1. To make (ale or beer) from malt and hops by infusion, boiling, and fermentation.
2. To make (a beverage) by boiling, steeping, or mixing various ingredients: brew tea.
3. To concoct; devise: brew a plot to overthrow the government.
1. To make ale or beer as an occupation.
2. To be made by boiling or steeping: As the coffee brewed, I paced in the kitchen.
3. To be imminent; impend: "storms brewing on every frontier" (John Dos Passos).
a. A beverage made by brewing.
b. A serving of such a beverage.
2. Something produced as if by brewing; a mix: Their politics were a strange brew of idealism and self-interest.

[Middle English brewen, from Old English brēowan; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

brew′age n.
brew′er n.


1. (Brewing) a product of brewing; brew
2. (Brewing) the process of brewing


(ˈbru ɪdʒ)

a liquor brewed from malt.


 a mixture of various things—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: brewage of best Spanish wine, 1848; of tempests, 1821.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brewage - drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distillingbrewage - drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
beer - a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
kvass - fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley
mead - made of fermented honey and water
cassiri - a drink resembling beer; made from fermented cassava juice
spruce beer - a brew made by fermenting molasses and other sugars with the sap of spruce trees (sometimes with malt)
References in classic literature ?
No less than five persons, during the forenoon, inquired for ginger-beer, or root-beer, or any drink of a similar brewage, and, obtaining nothing of the kind, went off in an exceedingly bad humor.
Already the children were tightening their idle hands and drinking in their bitter cup the poisoned brewage of doubt.
They're applying artificial intelligence, machine modeling and robotics to develop rapid screening techniques for assessing different food and brewage products.