beer Idioms & Phrases


beer barrel

  • noun a barrel that holds beer
    beer barrel.
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beer bottle

  • noun a bottle that holds beer
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beer can

  • noun a can that holds beer
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beer drinker

  • noun someone whose favorite drink is beer or ale
    ale drinker.
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beer garden

  • noun tavern with an outdoor area (usually resembling a garden) where beer and other alcoholic drinks are served
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beer glass

  • noun a relatively large glass for serving beer
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beer hall

  • noun a hall or barroom featuring beer and (usually) entertainment
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beer keg

  • noun a barrel that holds beer
    beer barrel.
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beer maker

  • noun someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
    brewer.
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beer mat

  • noun a drip mat placed under a glass of beer
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beer mug

  • noun a mug intended for serving beer
    stein.
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birch beer

  • noun carbonated drink containing an extract from bark of birch trees
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Blink" beer`

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  1. Beer kept unbroached until it is sharp. Crabb.
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bock beer

  • noun a very strong lager traditionally brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption in the spring
    bock.
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Bock" beer`

Etymology
G. bockbier; bock a buck + bier beer; -- said to be so named from its tendency to cause the drinker to caper like a goat.
Definitions
  1. A strong beer, originally made in Bavaria. Also written buck beer.
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Chowder beer

  • a liquor made by boiling black spruce in water and mixing molasses with the decoction.
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Dole beer

  • beer bestowed as alms. Obs.
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draft beer

  • noun beer drawn from a keg
    draft beer.
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draught beer

  • noun beer drawn from a keg
    draft beer.
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Ginger beer ∨ ale

  • a mild beer impregnated with ginger.
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ginger beer

  • noun carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger
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jakob liebmann beer

  • noun German composer of operas in a style that influenced Richard Wagner (1791-1864)
    Meyerbeer; Giacomo Meyerbeer.
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lager beer

  • noun a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September
    lager.
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La"ger beer`

Etymology
G. lager bed, storehouse + bier beer. See Lair, and Beer.
Definitions
  1. Originally a German beer, but now also made in immense quantities in the United States; -- so called from its being laid up or stored for some months before use.
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light beer

  • noun lager with reduced alcohol content
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munich beer

  • noun a dark lager produced in Munich since the 10th century; has a distinctive taste of malt
    Munchener.
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near beer

  • noun drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol
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porter's beer

  • noun a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley
    porter.
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rice beer

  • noun Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
    sake; saki.
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root beer

  • noun carbonated drink containing extracts of roots and herbs
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root beer float

  • noun an ice-cream soda made with ice cream floating in root beer
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Single ale, beer, ∨ drink

  • small ale, etc., as contrasted with double ale, etc., which is stronger. Obs. Nares.
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Small beer

  • noun something of small importance
    trifle; trivia; triviality.
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  • weak beer; (fig.) insignificant matters. "To suckle fools, and chronicle small beer."
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Spruce beer

  • noun a brew made by fermenting molasses and other sugars with the sap of spruce trees (sometimes with malt)
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  • . G. sprossenbier; sprosse sprout, shoot (akin to E. sprout, n.) + bier beer. The word was changed into spruce because the beer came from Prussia (OE. Spruce), or because it was made from the sprouts of the spruce. See Sprout, n., Beer, and cf. Spruce, n. A kind of beer which is tinctured or flavored with spruce, either by means of the extract or by decoction.
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wheat beer

  • noun a general name for beers made from wheat by top fermentation; usually very pale and cloudy and effervescent
    wheat beer; Weissbier.
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white beer

  • noun a general name for beers made from wheat by top fermentation; usually very pale and cloudy and effervescent
    wheat beer; Weissbier.
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