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[mahy-kroh-broo-uh-ree, ‐broo r-ee] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌbru ə ri, ‐ˌbrʊər i/
noun, plural microbreweries.
a brewery producing less than 15,000 barrels per year and usually concentrating on exotic or high quality beer.
Origin of microbrewery
1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for microbrewery
  • Highlight a local microbrewery, distillery or vineyard, or feature a tasting of organic beers or biodynamic wines.
  • His brewery didn't make it, but he was a pioneer who proved the model of a tiny start-up microbrewery could work.
  • The restaurant also has an in-house bakery, microbrewery and dairy, with several specialty micro-brews and cheeses.
  • Kelsey's offers casual dining as well as a sports bar and microbrewery.
  • Choose from two breakfast restaurants on the property and visit the microbrewery, which serves lunch and dinner.
  • The restaurant contains a microbrewery and is adjacent to the golf driving range and the marina.
British Dictionary definitions for microbrewery


noun (pl) -ries
a small, usually independent brewery that produces limited quantities of specialized beers, often sold for consumption on the premises
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