- n. An imaginary, non-alcoholic warming beverage, or a real beverage intended to imitate this
- From butter + beer. Coined by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of novels, but based on the real "buttered beer", to which the earliest reference is The Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin published in London in 1588; that drink was made from beer, sugar, eggs, nutmeg, cloves and butter. (Wiktionary)
“That mug of butterbeer, those curtains, that dusty bookshelf: they've all been carefully chosen to create an atmosphere for the films.”
“The new "Harry Potter" addition in the Los Angeles park, Universal Studios Hollywood, will likely resemble the one in Florida, these people say, which includes a Hogwarts Castle, roller coasters, and several Potter-themed restaurants including the Hog's Head tavern, which serves butterbeer, as in the books.”
“The castle looks cool, though ... and I am curious what butterbeer tastes like.”
“What butterbeer and other beverages say about American culture.”
“There may be no bigger product launch smash this year than butterbeer," WalletPop. com said.”
“No need to travel to Hogsmeade (or to Universal Orlando) to get a taste of Harry Potter's butterbeer.”
“Robert Lima of Warwick, R.I., who says he still loves "all that is Harry Potter" even though he's 24 years old, tried butterbeer a week after the park opened and described it as "frosty magical goodness!”
“Everyone knows butterbeer was approved by J.K. Rowling, so people want to taste it and see if their tastebuds match up," said Travers.”
“Immediately after The Wizarding World's June 18 opening, butterbeer was one of the most searched-for terms on the Internet.”
“Harry Potter fans are all abuzz about butterbeer, and they've got the foamy mustaches to prove it.”
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