- to make (beer, ale, etc.) from malt and hops by steeping, boiling, and fermenting
- to make (tea, coffee, etc.) by infusing tea leaves, ground coffee beans, etc. with hot water
- to plan (mischief, trouble, etc.); plot; scheme
Origin of brewMiddle English breuen from Old English breowan: see bread
- to brew beer, ale, etc.
- to begin to form: said of a storm, trouble, etc.
- a beverage that has been brewed
- an amount brewed
- the brewing process
- Informal a drink of beer