Definition of microbrew in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrəˌbro͞o/


chiefly North American
A type of beer produced in a microbrewery.
Example sentences
  • I noticed a tap for a local microbrew called Prohibition Ale, brewed by Speakeasy Brewery.
  • For a while in the 1990s it seemed that microbrews, brew pubs and craft beers were going to overthrow the established brewing order.
  • In the mid-1990s the new excitement was about microbrews and specialty beers.


[with object]
US Produce (beer) in a microbrewery: the beer is microbrewed in Racine (as adjective microbrewed) microbrewed beer
More example sentences
  • This company is doing more than riding a yuppie wave of microbrewed beer.
  • More informally, The Landing (in the El Encanto courtyard) offers indoor and outdoor eating, live music on weekends, and microbrewed beers.
  • I guess if you had enough of it, you'd get used to it, but none of us were impressed with their microbrewed beer… and we tried a couple of different types too, just to be sure.



Example sentences
  • After 1986, the number of brewers rose due to entry of specialty brewers, microbrewers, and brewpubs.
  • Consequently, the number of microbrewers has rocketed - Jim remembers just one, Selby Brewery, in North Yorkshire when the shop opened.
  • Some 300 years ago, there were hundreds of microbrewers in Dublin.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·brew

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