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brews

makes beer, ale, tea, coffee, etc.; concocts, schemes, devises: brews a plan
Not to be confused with:
bruise – an injury that does not break the skin but produces a discoloration; contusion; to injure slightly: bruise someone’s feelings

brew

 (bro͞o)
v. brewed, brew·ing, brews
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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).
n.
1.
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.
References in classic literature ?
A man's wit, however, is quick and inventive in the wilderness; a thought suggested itself to the captain, how he might brew a delectable beverage.
Men made the brew for him, and he paid them in money.
If the man who first found the virtue and use of fire had used his strength we would have been his slaves, as we are the slaves to-day of Little-Belly, who found the virtue and use of the fish-trap; and of the men who found the virtue and use of the land, and the goats, and the fire- brew.
Forthwith Medea made Aeson a sweet young boy and stripped his old age from him by her cunning skill, when she had made a brew of many herbs in her golden cauldrons.
Better not try to brew beer there now, or it would turn out sour, boy; don't you think so?
Yea, verily, hearts alive, we'd brew choice punch in the spread of his spout-hole there, and from that live punch-bowl quaff the living stuff
Apart from the one fundamental nastiness the luckless mouse succeeds in creating around it so many other nastinesses in the form of doubts and questions, adds to the one question so many unsettled questions that there inevitably works up around it a sort of fatal brew, a stinking mess, made up of its doubts, emotions, and of the contempt spat upon it by the direct men of action who stand solemnly about it as judges and arbitrators, laughing at it till their healthy sides ache.
There's a very pretty brew in tap at The Pure Drop--though, to be sure, not so good as at Rolliver's.
This coffee met or exceeded the diterpene content of Scandinavian and Turkish or Greek brews.
Goose Island offers five to seven different brews at any time, ranging from light to full-bodied and dark.