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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.


(Brewing) a quantity of a beverage brewed at one time


 a collection of black clouds which signal a storm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brewing - the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeastbrewing - the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
decoction mashing, decoction process - (brewing) a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned


[ˈbruːɪŋ] nbrassage m


[ˈbruːɪŋ] nfabbricazione f della birra
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I always look after the brewing myself, as well as the cheese and the butter - I like to have things well done, while we're about it.
No brewing was going on in it, and none seemed to have gone on for a long long time.
So, in the brewery itself - by which I mean the large paved lofty place in which they used to make the beer, and where the brewing utensils still were.
As he was seated in his tent after nightfall, one of the men came to him privately, and informed him that there was mischief brewing in the camp.
He looked abroad on the general dourness of gray earth and gray air and gray sky, and said a storm was brewing.
At Blackstable they had always looked upon brewing with civil contempt, the Vicar made little jokes about the beerage, and it was a surprising experience for Philip to discover that Watson was such an important and magnificent fellow.
The gray house at Orchard Slope was in a turmoil of baking and brewing and boiling and stewing, for there was to be a big, old-timey wedding.
Toddy cold brew concentrates are shelf stable and reduce the food safety risk and storage challenges that are issues when cold brewing in the back of the house.
Brew Hub, a company led by a team of former A-B executives and craft brewing experts, has announced a partnership with Green Man Brewing Co.
Any interested in beer brewing probably has had a hand in home brew and familiarity with some favorite styles such as pilsner or stouts, but BREW LIKE A MONK: TRAPPIST, ABBEY AND STRONG BELGIAN ALES AND HOW TO BREW THEM offers something different, exploring the unique flavors and brews of monastic brewing through visits to modern producers in both America and Belgium.
And the anti-oxidant punch is just one more reason to start brewing.
Parchim has been a TAPPI member since 1987, and a PIMA member since 1990; he received PIMA's 1995 Brookshire Moore Superintendent of the Year Award; and he's been home brewing since 1995.