microbrewery [mi΄krōbro͞o′ər ē ]
pl. microbreweries
a small brewery producing beer of high quality, distinctive flavor, etc., usually for local consumption and distribution

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  • microbrewery — noun a small commercial brewery; in the United States often used to indicate a brewery that produces fewer than 15,000 barrels of beer annually …   Wiktionary

  • microbrewery — mi|cro|brew|e|ry [ˈmaıkrəuˌbru:əri US krou ] n plural microbreweries a small company that makes only a small amount of beer to sell, and often has a restaurant where the beer is served …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • microbrewery — noun (plural microbreweries) chiefly N. Amer. a brewery producing limited quantities of beer. Derivatives microbrewer noun …   English new terms dictionary

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  • microbrewery — mi•cro•brew•er•y [[t]ˈmaɪ kroʊˌbru ə ri, ˌbrʊər i[/t]] n. vin a relatively small brewery usu. concentrating on exotic or high quality beer • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

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