• WordNet 3.6
    • adj home-brewed brewed at home "home-brewed beer"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • home-brewed Brewed at home or for home consumption: as, home-brewed ale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Home-brewed brewed at home or for home use
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hám; Dut. and Ger. heim, Goth. haims.


In literature:

You can have some home-brewed if you want to, you know.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
I always prefer your home-brewed to anything else.
"The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte
Honest, they tell me he's starting a class in home-brewing at the ole college!
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
La Vendee burns: Santerre can do nothing there; he may return home and brew beer.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
Popular distrust of home-brew recipes assumes a nationwide phase.
"One Third Off" by Irvin S. Cobb
An old man and a woman gave him an oat cake and a drink of home-brewed.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
He has made no fuss over home brew and has allowed ruralists to make cider of high alcoholic voltage.
"What Prohibition Has Done to America" by Fabian Franklin
Beer, which was largely brewed at home, was the general beverage, but French and other wines were plentiful.
"Life in a Mediæval City" by Edwin Benson
I will come home to brew you a cup of tea myself.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
And these were backed up with new cider and home-brewed ale, and coffee.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
Breck was so natural and so obviously unaware of trouble brewing at home.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
You know how that home brew stuff works sometimes?
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Your lads will be as pleased as can be with a mug of my home-brewed.
"Cutlass and Cudgel" by George Manville Fenn
There were two kinds of lemonade, too, one plain, one mixed with home-brewed grape juice.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
In five minutes or less time, Munson returned with a quart measure of the "home-brewed," which he handed to Purley.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
He went home in the rain that was now falling fast, and when the mare was stabled he brewed himself a drink that brought oblivion.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
Some of your best wine for the officer; and your strongest home-brew for his brave men.
"The White Gauntlet" by Mayne Reid
I put away the home brew.
"Turns about Town" by Robert Cortes Holliday
Bedad, and hadn't you better shake hands, and go straight home and have a brew o' punch together?
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
But our host stirred the fire, put on a fresh log, and filled himself up a glass of his own home brewed ale.
"Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)

In poetry:

So prop me up with pillows two,
And serve me with the barley brew;
And put a pencil in my hand,
A copy book at my command;
And let my final effort be
To ring a rhyme of homely glee.
"Rhyme Builder" by Robert W Service
When to the dreary greenwood gloam
Winfreda's husband strode that day,
The fair Winfreda bode at home
To toil the weary time away;
"While thou art gone to hunt," said she,
"I'll brew a goodly sop for thee."
"Winfreda" by Eugene Field
"You must take from out your cellar cask of wine and flask and can;
The homely mead I brew you may serve a peasant man."
"Most willingly, fair Elsie, I'll drink that mead of thine,
And leave my minstrel's thirsty throat to drain my generous wine."
"King Volmer and Elsie" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

They bring their latest home brews , eager for everyone to sample.
JOHN O'BOYLE/THE STAR-LEDGER Mike Sullivan with his home brewing equipment in the basement of his Plainfield home.
An Indiana-made liquor that bears Chattanooga 's name is getting a tiny bit closer to becoming a home brew.
Cooperstown Brewing hopes to hit a home run.
Some enterprising militants home-brewed their own rocket launchers — and some even mounted them on their heads.
Heading toward St Helena and Napa is the Calistoga Inn, home to Napa Valley Brewing Company.
Leading the list is a home brewing kit that you can customize in any fashion and assemble yourself.
Down Home Brew Supply is located at 116 E Fifth St For more information call 360-403-3259.
I have been brewing beer at home for a couple of years, and enjoy the process of making, bottling, and tasting the many different styles of beer.
The Alabama Legislature is getting close to make it legal to brew beer and wine at home.
The home-brew movement serves as a lesson in DIY innovation.
A proposal in the Illinois Legislature would allow home brewed beer to be sold at festivals.
Parkersburg native Justin Logue is interested in starting a home brewing club in his hometown.
Instead of swigging back a six-pack, why not swing into Home Brew In Paradise to check out their beer-and-wine-making supplies, including new syrups, hops and malts.
Sydney is home to 40 excellent beaches, but across the harbor is Manly , a Mecca for surfers, sunbathers, and shoppers, including those in the market for tasty eats and quenching brews.