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Brewing, storing and serving drinks

brew

verb

to make beer

brewer

noun

a company that makes beer

brewer

noun

someone whose job is to make beer

brewery

noun

a company that makes beer

brewery

noun

a place where beer is made

draught

adjective

draught beer is served directly from a barrel rather than in bottles or cans

freshen

verb

if you freshen someone’s drink, you give them more to drink

head

noun

the white bubbles on the top of a glass of beer

mash

noun

a mixture of malt and hot water used for making beer or whisky

microbrewery

noun

a small independent company that produces small quantities of special beers

pour out

to put some drink into a glass or cup from another container

stir

verb

to mix a drink by moving it around with a spoon or a stick

tied

adjective

a tied house or pub is a pub that can only sell beer produced by one company

top up

to add more liquid to someone’s glass or cup in order to make it full

water

verb

to give water to an animal

water

verb

to give someone a drink

on draught

beer that is on draught is served directly from a barrel rather than in bottles or cans

say when

used for telling someone to tell you when you have given them enough of something, especially food or drink

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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