In the latest battle of the beers, only one feature matters—how much alcohol is brewed into each ounce.
To survive, some brewed and sold homemade beer, which was illegal, so they went to jail.
The yellowed label indicated that it was brewed decades ago.
Old English breowan "to brew" (class II strong verb, past tense breaw, past participle browen), from Proto-Germanic *breuwan "to brew" (cf. Old Norse brugga, Old Frisian briuwa, Middle Dutch brouwen, Old High German briuwan, German brauen "to brew"), from PIE root *bhreue- "to bubble, boil, effervesce" (cf. Sanskrit bhurnih "violent, passionate," Greek phrear "well, spring, cistern," Latin fervere "to boil, foam," Thracian Greek brytos "fermented liquor made from barley," Russian bruja "current," Old Irish bruth "heat;" Old English beorma "yeast;" Old High German brato "roast meat"), the original sense thus being "make a drink by boiling." Related: Brewed; brewing.
c.1500, "a brewed beverage," from brew (v.).
[first form 1940s+, third 1980s+; second form 1970s+ fr French brouhaha, ''fuss, ado'']