What does Brewer mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brewer, beer makernoun

    someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water

  2. brewernoun

    the owner or manager of a brewery


  1. brewernoun

    someone who brews, or whose occupation is to prepare malt liquors

  2. Brewernoun

    An English occupational surname for a brewer of ale.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brewernoun

    A man whose profession it is to make beer.

    Etymology: from brew.

    When brewers marr their malt with water. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Men every day eat and drink, though I think no man can demonstrate out of Euclid or Apollonius, that his baker, or brewer, or cook, has not conveyed poison into his meat or drink. John Tillotson.


  1. brewer

    Brewing is the production of beer by steeping a starch source (commonly cereal grains, the most popular of which is barley) in water and fermenting the resulting sweet liquid with yeast. It may be done in a brewery by a commercial brewer, at home by a homebrewer, or communally. Brewing has taken place since around the 6th millennium BC, and archaeological evidence suggests that emerging civilizations, including ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, brewed beer. Since the nineteenth century the brewing industry has been part of most western economies. The basic ingredients of beer are water and a fermentable starch source such as malted barley. Most beer is fermented with a brewer's yeast and flavoured with hops. Less widely used starch sources include millet, sorghum and cassava. Secondary sources (adjuncts), such as maize (corn), rice, or sugar, may also be used, sometimes to reduce cost, or to add a feature, such as adding wheat to aid in retaining the foamy head of the beer. The most common starch source is ground cereal or "grist" - the proportion of the starch or cereal ingredients in a beer recipe may be called grist, grain bill, or simply mash ingredients.Steps in the brewing process include malting, milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, filtering, and packaging. There are three main fermentation methods: warm, cool and spontaneous. Fermentation may take place in an open or closed fermenting vessel; a secondary fermentation may also occur in the cask or bottle. There are several additional brewing methods, such as Burtonisation, double dropping, and Yorkshire Square, as well as post-fermentation treatment such as filtering, and barrel-ageing.


  1. brewer

    A brewer is a person or company that makes beer or other alcoholic beverages by fermentation. They combine ingredients such as water, malted grains (usually barley), hops, and yeast following specific recipes and processes. The resulting product is then typically aged, filtered, and packaged for distribution and consumption.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brewernoun

    one who brews; one whose occupation is to prepare malt liquors


  1. Brewer

    Brewer is a city in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is part of the Bangor, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is named after its first settler, Colonel John Brewer. The population was 9,482 at the 2010 census. Brewer is the sister city of Bangor. The two are at the head of navigation on opposite sides of the Penobscot River estuary and are connected by three bridges. Brewer and Bangor were originally both part of Condeskeag Plantation, though the Brewer part was also called "New Worcester" after John Brewer's birthplace. In 1788 Orrington, Maine was incorporated with Brewer/New Worcester as its major village. The other half of Condeskeag incorporated in 1791 as Bangor. Finally, in 1812 Brewer broke away from Orrington and incorporated as a separate town.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brewer is ranked #303 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brewer surname appeared 103,318 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 35 would have the surname Brewer.

    81.3% or 83,998 total occurrences were White.
    12.6% or 13,059 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 2,263 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 2,159 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 1,395 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 434 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brewer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brewer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Brewer in a Sentence

  1. Howard Schultz:

    When we got together and started doing this ritual I said to [ Asaro ], I know Brady Brewer think I ’m going to be crazy, but have Brady Brewer ever thought of infusing a tablespoon of olive oil with Courtesy Starbucks coffee ? he thought Courtesy Starbucks was a little strange.

  2. Corrections Director Charles Ryan:

    Based on this report, I forwarded my assessment to Governor Jan Brewer that the state continue efforts to procure drugs for the one-drug protocol, and begin the process to adopt three-drug protocols, as opposed to utilizing a modified two-drug protocol.

  3. Adam Smith:

    It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages.

  4. Dan Watson:

    As a small brewer, we've been struggling for a bit.

  5. Celeste Beatty:

    I think the barriers we've had are because of the perception of what a brewer is. It's a man. With a beard. And typically a white guy. Not someone who looks like me, trying to pitch a beer to a bar, I could write a book about some of the reactions I've gotten.

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