Slang term for beer. Usually accompanied by a modifying adjective. Examples include: "fine brew", "excellent brew", or "tasty brew".

Brew (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brewed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Brewing.] [OE. brewen, AS. breowan; akin to D. brouwen, OHG. priuwan, MHG. briuwen, brwen, G. brauen, Icel. brugga, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and perh. to L. defrutum must boiled down, Gr. (for ?) a kind of beer. The original meaning seems to have been to prepare by heat. &root;93. Cf. Broth, Bread.]

1.

To boil or seethe; to cook.

[Obs.]

2.

To prepare, as beer or other liquor, from malt and hops, or from other materials, by steeping, boiling, and fermentation.

"She brews good ale."

Shak.

3.

To prepare by steeping and mingling; to concoct.

Go, brew me a pottle of sack finely. Shak.

4.

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! Milton.

 

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Brew (?), v. i.

1.

To attend to the business, or go through the processes, of brewing or making beer.

I wash, wring, brew, bake, scour. Shak.

2.

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. Shak.

 

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Brew (?), n.

The mixture formed by brewing; that which is brewed.

Bacon.

 

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