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a beer festival
▪ the famous Munich beer festival
a wine/milk/beer etc bottle
beer belly
beer gut (=unattractive fat stomach caused by drinking too much beer)
▪ Phil has a huge beer gut.
beer mat
beer mat (=a mat for putting a glass of beer on)
▪ a beer mat
beer money
▪ The job was never going to make me rich, but it kept me in beer money for a while.
ginger beer
keg beer/bitterBritish English (= beer served from a keg)
root beer
water/air/beer etc pump (=for moving water, air etc)
▪ It may not go with a tableful of curry, but a mug of cold beer is not what I need.
▪ That and fries and a cold beer and you have got yourself some serious fun.
▪ The Boston bar put the towels on as the last cold beer fell into the frosted glasses.
▪ Good pub fare, cold beer, plus a father-and-son team playing a single piano jammed into a corner.
▪ Having rinsed and stowed the fishing gear in the after locker, he reached into the icebox for a cold beer.
▪ This is fun, unfussy, honest fare that calls for a glass of cold beer.
▪ Riven downed a great gulp of the cold beer and felt it alternately chill and warm his gullet.
▪ Then pause for a cold root beer in a turn-of-the-century saloon.
▪ Just like drinking ginger beer really.
▪ The friend bought for Mrs. Donoghue a bottle of ginger beer, manufactured by Stevenson.
▪ It had been hard to convince the Imperial's sommelier of the necessity for the presence of porter and ginger beer.
▪ When appealed to for her support over the ginger beer, Araminta had laughed.
▪ I've made some ginger beer.
▪ Forcing a smile on to her face she poured out two glasses of ginger beer.
▪ Selection of blended and malt whiskies. Good selection of beers, homemade pub grub lunches.
▪ Bill Strachan, its second owner, is keeping up the policy of good beer.
▪ This is the stuff from which good beer is made as it is hard and has absorbed a tangy flavour.
▪ We had two pints apiece, and they were the best beers any of us had ever had, ever.
▪ It might be the best bottle of beer he had ever drunk.
▪ Yet beer - good beer - is a highly complex product and one that arguably needs greater skill to produce than wine.
▪ The real clincher was that it made better tea and beer than the pump muck.
▪ Golf: Only small beer for leader.
▪ The air was scented by the hoppy smell of the small Ridder beer brewery, the only industrial site in view.
▪ Both of these, however, were small beer.
▪ On Whitsunday 1658 a stranger called at his house and begged for some small beer.
▪ The health and safety line has been ill-received by drinkers, who also rejected the offerings as small beer.
▪ Anderson seemed to be the only person at home; he sold them jugs of ale, small beer for the children.
▪ Nevertheless this was small beer for him.
▪ This would bring about a de facto prohibition that will make drug prohibition seem like small beer.
▪ So even two-player matches are like watching two top pros playing, albeit without the glorious sight of their beer bellies!
▪ The contractor was a tall man with a beer belly and a cowboy hat.
▪ The kite refers to a beer belly.
▪ Costner, with his easy grin, incipient beer belly, thinning hair and bright devilish eyes, plays broken-down convincingly.
▪ Both had skinhead haircuts and both wore identical grey tracksuits that hugged their large beer bellies.
▪ She was grizzled old woman with a beer belly and voice to match, and she knew something about justice.
▪ He had a beer belly that hung over the top of his filthy jeans.
▪ The incident leading to the court case had been sparked by a beer bottle being thrown at him the previous night.
▪ But they had a bucket of beer bottles and everything was fine.
▪ She trailed around the room picking up beer bottles, looking oddly like a bee with broken wings.
▪ Zhu had a metal pail, Zheng carried three empty beer bottles, and the policewoman held a ladle.
▪ Needless to say, she was not in the chorus as she had legs like inverted beer bottles.
▪ The beer bottle played in his big hands like a thimble.
▪ Intellekt claims that any old beer bottle fits the description.
▪ I hear a scraping of a beer bottle base across a wooden surface.
▪ Football fans came crowding up the hill toward the football ground, singing and shouting and throwing empty beer cans.
▪ It fires beer cans stuffed with concrete and dynamite detonators.
▪ His dock was strewn with beer cans, oil drums, fishing nets.
▪ I took the subway home at two in the morning, the car littered with beer cans and streamers.
▪ Beyond the gazebo was a pond fringed with willows; dead leaves and beer cans floated on the surface of the water.
▪ Check the graveyard for beer cans and butts from the teenagers.
▪ A trolley was heaped with beer cans and plates of half-eaten burgers.
▪ The area around his home was littered with beer cans.
▪ If you're a beer drinker, there's only one place to be this weekend.
▪ Of course, Tesoro offers plenty of choices for the beer drinker as well.
▪ Later workers found that the urine of beer drinkers gave the best yields.
▪ He saw the potential of the railway town of Swindon with its growing population of beer drinkers.
▪ Should they market keg beers under national brand names or should they return to localised brewing and brand names?
▪ It is estimated that keg beer is twice as profitable as cask beer, lager four times as profitable.
▪ Not all keg beers are pasteurised.
▪ The joint operation, Carlsberg-Tetley, will have an 18% share of the beer market.
▪ The beer market has doubled in the past four years.
▪ Guinness' share of the beer market stands at 10%.
▪ With little promotional support, cask ale sales are rising and now account for 20 percent of the total beer market.
▪ She sat crumbling a beer mat between her fingers.
▪ The Samaritans has tried to target men by advertisements on beer mats and in changing rooms.
▪ Penguin has produced a beer mat to help promote it.
▪ It was more like a saucer or a small beer mat.
▪ My eyes glued to the beer mat I tried to take in what was being said.
▪ He said his uncle kept him too busy with the root beer concession.
▪ After the 30-minute play, the audience is invited to meet the cast over root beer floats.
▪ Alice Hawthorne sold ice cream cones and root beer floats to the people of Albany, Ga.
▪ Then pause for a cold root beer in a turn-of-the-century saloon.
▪ This week I got root beer.
▪ She dropped ice cubes into a glass and poured in root beer.
▪ The Technical Committee looks at all aspects of brewing and serving beer.
▪ It monitors new developments in brewing and serving beer.
▪ A sign over the door proclaimed that the hostelry still brewed its own beer.
▪ If a woman brewed a better beer than her neighbours her house became the favoured one in the locality - the local.
▪ Those who wished to brew beer for their own household could use the abbey brewery - again upon a proportional payment.
▪ They brew as much beer in a day, as Morland produce at Abingdon in a week.
▪ He had more than an hour to fill in before the meal: he had a maid bring him beer.
▪ So bring on the Lite beer.
▪ He brought us beer and sandwiches out, no charge.
▪ The fathers will rotate the weekly responsibility of bringing beer.
▪ We're going to pass the hat round later, buy some beer and go back to their place.
▪ You could buy a glass of beer for 5 cents, or a schooner for a dime at the Reno.
▪ Pub customers do not just buy their beer.
▪ I bought him a beer, and we went out to the patio in back.
▪ The driver says he bought a beer.
▪ He makes barely enough money delivering handbills to businesses and homes to pay his rent and buy food and beer.
▪ Whitbread said the lessees of its pubs can keep buying its beer but have no obligation to do so.
▪ He bought a beer and left a dollar tip.
▪ The court was told the airman had drunk seventeen pints of beer.
▪ It was a community that drank out of the beer pail and ate out of the lunch bucket.
▪ He himself had drunk one quick light beer before excusing himself for an early night.
▪ To avoid a league suspension, Favre was prohibited from drinking beer for an indefinite period.
▪ He smokes and he drinks a lot of beer.
▪ Second, Favre was drinking a nonalcoholic beer Monday night.
▪ Stalin sat at the table, drinking a can of beer.
▪ During the season, Favre appealed to the league, requesting the chance to drink a beer or two after a game.
▪ It was only when I had finished my beer that I noticed something very odd.
▪ When the sergeant finished his beer, he returned to the station and got back behind the desk.
▪ Bunny had finished his beer and the two ladies were still in the Ladies, or had escaped without him seeing how.
▪ Hicks finished a beer and looked into his glass.
▪ He finished the beer and asked for another.
▪ Lettie asked, deliberately putting her half finished beer can on the table.
▪ He stayed for as long as it took him to finish his beer.
▪ She liked a glass of beer and thought I should too.
▪ You like a beer, sweet thing with a birthmark?
▪ People are absolutely not going to like ordering their beer from a doctor.
▪ He is confident the event should prove popular and has ordered more beer to meet the expected high demand.
▪ He moved back into the dimness and ordered a beer, keeping an eye to the street.
▪ People are absolutely not going to like ordering their beer from a doctor.
▪ We walked inside to the darkness and coolness of a bar-restaurant and ordered a beer and a steak each.
▪ We all agree and order more beers.
▪ She ordered a cold beer in a tall glass, and sat quietly, watching the rainbows in the fountain.
▪ The youth ordered a beer in a New York accent and drank it with a pill.
▪ In a large saucepan, pour the beer that you warm for 5 minutes.
▪ He smiled, sitting back again, and poured us more beer.
▪ We can forgive Maxine's snoring and smelly feet, but pouring good beer down the sink?
▪ Will pouring beer on the stone promote growth of new moss? &038;.
▪ She dropped ice cubes into a glass and poured in root beer.
▪ She poured his beer, got him more bread and butter, and other little things.
▪ The aim is to produce beers that are sterile, have a long shelf life and are highly profitable.
▪ Some one quickly produced a can of beer for her.
▪ Penguin has produced a beer mat to help promote it.
▪ Fagin produced some beer, and as the fight appeared to be over, everybody sat down.
▪ A new brewery is producing its first beer this week.
▪ Branches produce newsletters, local beer and pubs guides and run beer festivals.
▪ He aims initially to sell the beer within a 50-mile radius of the brewery.
▪ Recently it started selling beer, wine, coffee and white flour.
▪ By all that's holy, I'd almost forgotten we were in a place where they sell beer.
▪ Beer makers such as Anheuser-Busch complained two years ago that the county was selling beer past its expiration date.
▪ It usually sells 10 barrels of beer a weekend.
▪ The Technical Committee looks at all aspects of brewing and serving beer.
▪ There were guys coming in almost every night, groping and pawing me just because I served them a beer or two.
▪ It monitors new developments in brewing and serving beer.
▪ In some pubs fake hand pumps serve gassy beer.
▪ Inside, bartenders wearing leather harnesses serve beer in cans to an assortment of brutes, heathens, and opera buffs.
▪ The bars specialise in serving cocktails with beer being among the least favourite drinks.
▪ She was so extraordinarily beautiful that I nearly laughed out loud ... She sipped some beer and went back to her book.
▪ Back at Turnhouse, after a light lunch, Carrington and Benson sipped beer.
▪ Lang sipped some of my beer and leaned back in his chair, looking proud, as if he owned the place.
▪ One of them was an old man, sipping slowly at a beer.
▪ I sat there, feeling whole and good, sipping at a beer.
I could murder a beer/pizza etc
a beer/song/food etc fest
bottled water/beer etc
▪ But if you are having difficulties, I suggest you drink only bottled water and avoid salads.
▪ Enjoy with your Tandoori special fine wines, draught or bottled beer.
▪ Hasn't anyone told Mrs Thatcher that bottled water can cost a thousand times as much as water from the tap?
▪ It was supposed to be bottled water, but Converse knew for a fact that the porter filled it from the tap.
▪ Only drink bottled water - check the seal hasn't been broken - and use it to clean your teeth.
▪ Others chat about the supposed late-night spotting of a large rat dragging a six-pack of bottled water across the warehouse floor.
▪ People are paying more for bottled water than they are for gasoline.
▪ Wide range of wines, whiskies and continental bottled beers.
cry into your beer
kill a beer/bottle of wine etc
▪ a bottle of beer
▪ Want a beer, Pete?
▪ An extensive selection of whiskies and draught beers, real ale.
▪ Boscuen which means rabbit of the forest, a dry beer and one he particularly enjoys.
▪ Hicks finished a beer and looked into his glass.
▪ That silly Bud Bowl, with beer bottles coming to life like the brooms in Fantasia.
▪ The bartender put two more beers before them and they drank a while.
▪ Throwing beer bottles through the window.
▪ You can still taste and smell the beer in your mouth.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Beer \Beer\, n. [OE. beor, ber, AS. be['o]r; akin to Fries. biar, Icel. bj?rr, OHG. bior, D. & G. bier, and possibly E. brew. [root]93, See Brew.]

  1. A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but commonly from barley malt, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor.

    Note: Beer has different names, as small beer, ale, porter, brown stout, lager beer, according to its strength, or other qualities. See Ale.

  2. A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.

    Small beer, weak beer; (fig.) insignificant matters. ``To suckle fools, and chronicle small beer.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English beor "strong drink, beer, mead," a word of much-disputed and ambiguous origin, cognate with Old Frisian biar, Middle Dutch and Dutch bier, Old High German bior, German Bier.\n

\nProbably a 6c. West Germanic monastic borrowing of Vulgar Latin biber "a drink, beverage" (from Latin infinitive bibere "to drink;" see imbibe). Another suggestion is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *beuwoz-, from *beuwo- "barley." The native Germanic word for the beverage was the one that yielded ale (q.v.).\n\nBeer was a common drink among most of the European peoples, as well as in Egypt and Mesopotamia, but was known to the Greeks and Romans only as an exotic product.


\nThey did have words for it, however. Greek brytos, used in reference to Thracian or Phrygian brews, was related to Old English breowan "brew;" Latin zythum is from Greek zythos, first used of Egyptian beer and treated as an Egyptian word but perhaps truly Greek and related to zyme "leaven." French bière is from Germanic. Spanish cerveza is from Latin cervesia "beer," perhaps related to Latin cremor "thick broth."\n

\nOld Church Slavonic pivo, source of the general Slavic word for "beer," is originally "a drink" (compare Old Church Slavonic piti "drink"). French bière is a 16c. borrowing from German. U.S. slang beer goggles, through which every potential romantic partner looks desirable, is from 1986.

Etymology 1 n. (context uncountable English) An alcoholic drink fermented from starch material commonly barley malt, often with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor. vb. (context rare transitive English) To give beer to (someone) Etymology 2

n. One who is or exists.


n. a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops


Beer is the world's most widely consumed and probably the oldest alcoholic beverage; it is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. The production of beer is called brewing, which involves the fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal grains—most commonly malted barley, although wheat, maize (corn), and rice are widely used. Most beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. The fermentation process causes a natural carbonation effect, although this is often removed during processing, and replaced with forced carbonation. Some of humanity's earliest known writings refer to the production and distribution of beer: the Code of Hammurabi included laws regulating beer and beer parlours, and "The Hymn to Ninkasi", a prayer to the Mesopotamian goddess of beer, served as both a prayer and as a method of remembering the recipe for beer in a culture with few literate people.

Beer is sold in bottles and cans; it may also be available on draught, particularly in pubs and bars. The brewing industry is a global business, consisting of several dominant multinational companies and many thousands of smaller producers ranging from brewpubs to regional breweries. The strength of beer is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (abv), although it may vary between 0.5% and 20%, with some breweries creating examples of 40% abv and above. Beer forms part of the culture of beer-drinking nations and is associated with social traditions such as beer festivals, as well as a rich pub culture involving activities like pub crawling, and pub games such as bar billiards.

Beer (disambiguation)

Beer is an alcoholic beverage.

Beer may also refer to:

Beer (Blackadder)

"Beer" is the fifth episode of the BBC sitcom Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603. In the episode, an embarrassing incident with a turnip, an ostrich feather and a fanatically Puritan aunt leads to a right royal to-do in the Blackadder household. The episode marks Hugh Laurie's first ever Blackadder appearance, and Miriam Margolyes's second. Laurie would go on to appear in every subsequent episode of the show.

Beer (film)

Beer, also known as The Selling of America, is a 1985 comedy film produced by Orion Pictures that satirizes the advertising industry, specifically the TV commercial industry.

Beer (Martian crater)

Beer is a crater lying situated within the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region of the planet Mars, named in honor of the German astronomer, Wilhelm Beer. It is located at 14.4°S 351.8°E .

Beer and collaborator Johann Heinrich Mädler produced the first reasonably good maps of Mars in the early 1830s. When doing so, they selected a particular feature for the prime meridian of their charts. Their choice was strengthened when Giovanni Schiaparelli used the same location in 1877 for his more famous maps of Mars. The feature was later called Sinus Meridiani ("Middle Bay"), but following the landing of the NASA probe MER-B Opportunity in 2004 it is perhaps better known as Meridiani Planum. Currently the Martian prime meridian is the crater Airy-0.

Beer lies in the southwest of Meridiani Planum, about 8° from the prime meridian and about 10° west from the crater Mädler. Schiaparelli is also in the region.

Beer (lunar crater)

Beer is a relatively small lunar impact crater located on the Mare Imbrium, to the east of the crater Timocharis. Just to the northwest is the matching twin Feuillée.

Beer is a circular, cup-shaped crater with a sharp-edged rim that has not been significantly eroded. The interior has a higher albedo than the surrounding lunar mare, which is usually an indication of a relatively young crater. A string of craterlets arc away from the rim to the southwest, known as Fossa Archimedes.

The mare to the east has a higher albedo than the surrounding surface, and this lighter- hued surface reaches to the base of the Montes Archimedes. To the southeast of Beer is a lunar dome that is of comparable diameter to the crater.

Beer (surname)

Beer is a surname. Notable people with this surname include the following:

  • Alan Beer (born 1950), Welsh footballer
  • Alexander Beer (1873–1944), German architect
  • Alice Beer (born 1965), English television presenter
  • Angelika Beer (born 1957), German politician (Alliance '90/The Greens)
  • Anthony Stafford Beer (1926–2002), English theorist in operational research, founder of management cybernetics
  • Arthur Beer (1900–1980), German astronomer
  • August Beer (1825–1863), German mathematician, chemist and physicist
  • Carol Beer, a fictional character from British comedy show Little Britain, portrayed by David Walliams
  • Charles Beer (born 1941), Canadian politician
  • Ferdinand P. Beer (1915–2003), French mechanical engineer and university professor
  • Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer (1899–1972), English evolutionary embryologist
  • Georg Joseph Beer (1763–1821), Austrian physician, founder of the research center of ophthalmology
  • George Louis Beer (1872–1920), American historian
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer (born Yaakov Liebmann Beer) (1791–1864), German composer, brother of Wilhelm Beer and writer Michael Beer
  • Gillian Beer (born 1935), English literary critic
  • Israel Beer (1912-1966), Israeli senior official convicted of espionage
  • Jannie de Beer (born 1971), South Africa rugby player
  • Jens Henrik Beer (1799–1881), Norwegian businessperson, farmer and politician
  • Joseph Beer (1908–1987), operetta composer
  • Joseph Beer (clarinetist) (1744–1811)
  • Klaus Beer (born 1942), German track & field athlete
  • Max Josef Beer (1851–1908), Austrian composer
  • Michael Beer (cricketer) (born 1984), Australian cricketer
  • Michael Beer (poet) (1800–1833), German poet
  • Oliver Beer (born 1979), German footballer
  • Randall Beer, American computer scientist
  • Richard Beer-Hofmann (1866–1945), Austrian writer
  • Seth Beer, baseball player
  • Wilhelm Beer (1797–1850), German banker and astronomer
  • Will Beer (born 1988), English cricketer

Usage examples of "beer".

Instead they laboured to bring aboard water, firewood, hogsheads of beer, rum, and lime juice, and cases of wine.

Lawson chewed a piece of adobo and washed this down with a swig of the vaguely bitter Cruz del Campo beer.

The great London brewers, it appears, believe that the publicans alone adulterate the beer.

Druggists and Grocers, prosecuted and convicted from 1812 to 1819, for supplying illegal Ingredients to Brewers for adulterating Beer.

Publicans prosecuted and convicted from 1815 to 1818, for adulterating Beer with illegal Ingredients, and for mixing Table Beer with their Strong Beer.

Brewers prosecuted and convicted from 1813 to 1819, for adulterating Strong Beer with Table Beer.

The landed interest, likewise, was against this measure: agriculturists wishing rather to see the duty on malt than beer repealed.

She turned over and buried her face in the sheets, and imagined that there was nothing in the world but this dark room, no one else but Alan, drinking beer and watching the Red Sox game.

There is also some evidence that the presence of albumoses assists in producing the foaming properties of beer.

He thought it went a long way towards nullifying the effects of aldehyde loaded Vietnamese wine and beer in some fashion known only to extinct alchemists or Dupont scientists, perhaps.

Antryg said softly, and a shiver went through him, although the bar, with its close-packed bodies, its smells of cigarettes and beer and synthetic aldehyde, was warm as a Jacuzzi.

The aldehydes and ketones in the beer quickly dispelled any concern about the temperature of the brew.

At the Bombay Bhel, they barely had time to eat their aloo tikki and drink their Thunderbolt beer.

He was working gypsy construction jobs by day and playing at night with the Corvairs, never anyplace near the surf but inland, for this sun-beat farm country had always welcomed them, beer riders of the valleys having found strange affinities with surfers and their music.

He paid Mary for the beer as Bob Arles made small talk, then Arles followed him out.