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Definitions

  • Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has three brick fireboxes and a large brick chimney. This structure was probably a brew house, bakery, or distillery
    Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has three brick fireboxes and a large brick chimney. This structure was probably a brew house, bakery, or distillery
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v brew sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor "the tea is brewing"
    • v brew prepare by brewing "people have been brewing beer for thousands of years"
    • n brew drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Brewing beer at Jamestown. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Brewing beer at Jamestown. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed
    • n Brew The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed.
    • Brew To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer. "I wash, wring, brew , bake, scour."
    • Brew To be in a state of preparation; to be mixing, forming, or gathering; as, a storm brews in the west. "There is some ill a- brewing towards my rest."
    • Brew To boil or seethe; to cook.
    • Brew To foment or prepare, as by brewing; to contrive; to plot; to concoct; to hatch; as, to brew mischief. "Hence with thy brewed enchantments, foul deceiver!"
    • Brew To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct. "Go, brew me a pottle of sack finely."
    • Brew To prepare, as beer or other liquor, from malt and hops, or from other materials, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation. "She brews good ale."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Guinness Stout served in England is brewed in Ireland, and Guinness Stout served in Ireland is brewed in England.
    • brew To produce as a beverage by fermentation; prepare (beer, ale, or other similar liquor) from malt, or from malt and hops, or from other materials, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation.
    • brew To prepare by mixing, boiling, or the like; mingle; mix; concoct: as, to brew a bowl of punch; “drinks brewed with several herbs,”
    • brew To contrive; plot; prepare: as, to brew mischief.
    • brew To conduct the operations or the business of brewing or making beer.
    • brew To be in a state of preparation; be mixing, forming, or collecting; be impending: chiefly in the present participle: as, a storm is brewing in the west.
    • n brew The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed.
    • n brew Obsolete form of bree (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Modern coffee brewing methods use approximately 200° water.
    • v.t Brew brōō to prepare a liquor, as from malt and other materials: to contrive or plot
    • v.i Brew to perform the operation of brewing ale or beer: to be gathering or forming
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. brewen, AS. breówan,; akin to D. brouwen, OHG. priuwan, MHG. briuwen, brūwen, G. brauen, Icel. brugga, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and perh. to L. defrutum, must boiled down, Gr. bry^tonfor fry^ton?) a kind of beer. The original meaning seems to have been to prepare by heat,. √93. Cf. Broth Bread

Usage

In literature:

Oddly silent, I thought; something was brewing.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
Go brew me a pottle of sack finely.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
She brought in some little cakes and a glass of beer brewed from roots and herbs.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
There is trouble brewing, and it may break out at any time.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
It was the Dwarfs who brewed the Magic Mead, and it was the Giants who hid it away.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Many on board the frigate did not believe even that a squall was brewing.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Great mischief is brewing in Europe.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
There was a pretty hell-broth brewing in the little town.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
I'm brewing something that I hope will make somebody happy.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
As ye brew sae ye maun drink.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
She was conscious that something of importance to herself was brewing in which she took no part.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
The philtre, brew it, make it quickly, give it me, I beg of thee!
"Saronia" by Richard Short
They helped us to get fuel, and brewed tea for me in Tibetan fashion.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
So I set about brewing myself a portion of tea.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
She sank into the ground, and went down to the Marsh Woman, who is always brewing there.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Member of Council, Institute of Brewing; Member of Committee of Society of Chemical Industry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Industries include brewing, flour-milling, tanning, hat-making and carriage-building.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
There's a storm brewing, too.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I think that there is something brewing in Europe.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
For both Fred and Teddy a storm was brewing.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
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In poetry:

None so knowing as he
At brewing a jorum of tea,
Ha! ha!
A pretty stiff jorum of tea.
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
None so cunning as he
At brewing a jorum of tea,
Ha! ha!
A pretty stiff jorum of tea!
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
You finger my coins,
And savour a brew ...
Feel promise of warmth,
Keen pleasure to you.
"Mendicant" by Jewell Miller
"There's whusky brewed in Galashils
"An' L. L. L. forbye;
"But never liquor lit the lowe
"That keeks fra' oot your eye.
"The Fall of Jock Gillespie" by Rudyard Kipling
In emerald cups was poured the mead;
Icily blew the night.
(But tears unshed and woes that bleed
Brew bitterness and spite.)
"Adelil" by Cale Young Rice
Well knew the tough old Teuton
Who brewed the stoutest ale,
And he paid the goodwife's reckoning
In the coin of song and tale.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

To celebrate Dia de los Muertos Freetail Brewing released what will be their special annual brew La Muerta.
Courtesy SBS Imports Brew day in Belgium: master brewers Alan Sprints and Dirk Naudts at DeProef on the day last march they brewed Flanders Fred.
High Jinx Brewing Company has received the federal permits it needs to brew and sell beer, a significant step forward in the brewery's bid to become a regional craft beer hub.
I had been brewing and writing about brewing since 1969.
7-20-12 Shmaltz Brewing He'Brew Hop Manna & Funky Jewbelation.
This joint is 11th heaven when it comes to brews -- as I learned one night after indulging in all 11 of its homemade brews.
Coastal Electric Uses Idec's Micro PLC to Automate Greenflash Brewing's New Plant in San Diego and Preserve Its Small-Batch Processes, While Brewing Five Times More Beer.
Up in Bonner's Ferry, Kootenai River Brewing is quietly brewing up fine beers and big meals.
Craft-brew bar has craft brews, luscious grub.
PORTLAND, OR – Craft Brew Alliance, Inc, an independent craft brewing company, has been selected as a Top Workplace by The Oregonian .
Enjoy Barrel-Aged Brew and Beer Cocktails with Shmaltz Brewing.
Abita Brewing Company always seems to have the right brew for the worst times.
Ommegang, brewed in Cooperstown,� NY, is owned by Belgium's Duvel-Moortgat.� Little wonder, then, that Ommegang's lineup of brews hew closely to classic Belgian lines, especially their first beer, the 8.5 percent ABV Ommegang Abbey.
Dorian Rave, owner of Ravenous Brewing Company, stands with the first licensed batches of beer to be brewed in Woonsocket.
Full-flavored beer talk with Russian River Brewing Co. Belgian-inspired beers via Russian River Brewing Company.
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In science:

However, none of these approaches is guaranteed to avoid protracted search times if an exact answer is required, because bag generation is NPcomplete (Brew, 1992).
An Efficient Generation Algorithm for Lexicalist MT
We tested a TNCB-based generator in the SLEMaT MT system with the pathological cases described in (Brew, 1992) against Whitelock’s original generation algorithm, and have obtained speed improvements of several orders of magnitude.
An Efficient Generation Algorithm for Lexicalist MT
However, by the late 1980s a ma jor crisis was brewing.
Supermassive Black Holes
Everything seemed neat and the chapter of the neutrino seemed practically closed. Nobody suspected the stormy events which were brewing around the corner, in the quickly developing field of elementary particle physics.
The Neutrino - Its Past, Present and Future
For massive gas giants, a significant change in the source of core pressure support occurs. This change has been slowly brewing as one approaches higher masses, since thermal support begins to play an increasing role.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Around the same time that Sori´c raised the issue of fictitious frequentist discoveries made by a mechanical adoption of the use of p-values, a different debate was brewing in the foundation literature.
On the false discovery rates of a frequentist: Asymptotic expansions
The connections were brewing for some while, and began to take clearer form recently.
Hydrodynamic Turbulence: a 19th Century Problem with a challenge for the 21st Century
Dynamic programming is again used to make exhaustive search tractable, avoiding the combinatoric explosion of shake-and-bake translation (Whitelock 1992, Brew 1992).
Head Automata and Bilingual Tiling: Translation with Minimal Representations
Brew, C. 1992. “Letting the Cat out of the Bag: Generation for Shake-and-Bake MT”.
Head Automata and Bilingual Tiling: Translation with Minimal Representations
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