American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small brewery, generally producing fewer than 10,000 barrels of beer and ale a year and frequently selling its products on the premises. Also called boutique brewery, brewpub.
- n. a small commercial brewery; in the United States often used to indicate a brewery that produces fewer than 15,000 barrels of beer annually.
- n. a small brewery; consumption of the product is mainly elsewhere
- Micro- small + brewery. (Wiktionary)
“Any local microbrewery is much better than the big Coors Conglomerate!”
“Gilligan's Brewing Company is so small, the name microbrewery doesn't fit.”
“It is a 'microbrewery' that has been in continuous operation since 1499.”
“Finish at the Lakefront Brewery, a microbrewery on the Milwaukee River.”
“Woot is selling to hangover cures (like the recent LH article) to city microbrewery guides. blash”
“These include the Moorilla Vineyard and eight art-filled stand-alone residential pavilions, as well as function rooms, restaurants, bars, and a microbrewery.”
“Carl is the most dedicated person I've ever seen, says Liu, 27, recalling their struggle to transform a derelict courtyard home into a microbrewery, find quality materials — and learn how to brew.”
“Strong sales since the tap room's opening last fall pushed Setzer to convert a farmhouse near the Great Wall into another microbrewery so he can triple his output.”
“Independent of official efforts, brewer Setzer points proudly to his own cultural exchange spot: Great Leap Brewing, his popular microbrewery in Beijing.”
“As a microbrewery owner, that's good, but for bars that sell industrial-manufactured brews for the masses (myself included) in addition to microbrews capturing more refined palettes, the tax is not so great for their bottom-line -- to say nothing of 7 Eleven shoppers.”
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