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brew a plot

To conspire; to devise a secret plan. What are you kids whispering about back there? You better not be brewing a plot! My siblings and I are brewing a plot to surprise our parents with a trip for their anniversary.
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brew up (something)

1. To make a beverage (often coffee or tea) by brewing. You better brew up a pot of coffee, it's going to be a long night.
2. To prepare or incite something. What are you kids whispering about back there? You better not be brewing up trouble!
See also: brew, up

trouble brewing

Difficulty, danger, or unrest that is fermenting or expected to arise in the future. According to many inside the region, there's trouble brewing among working-class voters who felt betrayed by the recent legislative change. We sensed trouble brewing, so we got out of the bar before the fight broke out.
See also: brew, trouble

trouble is brewing

There is difficulty, danger, or unrest fermenting or expected to arise in the future. According to many inside the region, trouble is brewing among working-class voters who felt betrayed by the recent legislative change. We sensed that trouble was brewing, so we got out of the bar before the fight broke out.
See also: brew, trouble

there's trouble brewing

There is difficulty, danger, or unrest fermenting or expected to arise in the future. According to many inside the region, there's trouble brewing among working-class voters who felt betrayed by the recent legislative change. We sensed that there was trouble brewing, so we got out of the bar before the fight broke out.
See also: brew, trouble

quaff a brew

To drink a beer, especially quickly, greedily, or enthusiastically. After a long day of work, I like to kick back on the sofa and quaff a brew or two. IF you didn't spend all your free time quaffing brews, maybe you'd be able to amount to something more than just a lowly line cook.
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a storm is brewing

There is difficulty, danger, or unrest fermenting or expected to arise in the future. According to many inside the region, a storm is brewing among working-class voters who felt betrayed by the recent legislative change. We sensed that a storm was brewing, so we got out of the bar before the fight broke out.
See also: brew, storm

there's storm brewing

There is difficulty, danger, or unrest fermenting or expected to arise in the future. According to many inside the region, there's a storm brewing among working-class voters who felt betrayed by the recent legislative change. We sensed that there was a storm brewing, so we got out of the bar before the fight broke out.
See also: brew, storm

suck brew(s)

slang To drink beer. One of the best things about summer is firing up the barbecue and sucking some brews on a hot, sunny day. The only thing that old drunk is good as is sucking brew.
See also: suck

brew a plot

Fig. to plot something; to make a plot. The children brewed an evil plot to get revenge on their teacher. We brewed a plot so that we would not have to help with dinner.
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brew something up

 
1. Lit. to brew something, as in making coffee or tea. Can somebody brew some coffee up? Let me brew up a pot of tea, and then we'll talk.
2. Fig. to cause something to happen; to foment something. I could see that they were brewing some kind of trouble up. Don't brew up any trouble!
See also: brew, up

brew up

Fig. to build up; [for something] to begin to build and grow. (Typically said of a storm.) A bad storm is brewing up in the west. Something serious is brewing up in the western sky.
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storm is brewing

 
1. There is going to be a storm. Look at the clouds. A storm is brewing. A storm is brewing in the west.
2. There is going to be trouble or emotional upset. He looks angry. A storm is brewing.
See also: brew, storm

suck (some) brew

 and suck (some) Suds
Sl. to drink beer. Wanna go suck some brew? I'm tired of sucking suds. Got any whisky?
See also: brew, suck

Trouble is brewing.

 and There is trouble brewing.
Fig. Trouble is developing. Trouble's brewing at the office. I have to get there early tomorrow. There is trouble brewing in the government. The prime minister may resign.
See also: brew, trouble

there’s ˈtrouble brewing

(informal) a difficult situation is starting to develop: There’s trouble brewing in the car industry.
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brew

1. n. coffee; occasionally, tea. This is my kind of brew, hot, black, and aromatic.
2. n. beer; a can, bottle, or glass of beer. Hey, give me a cold brew, will ya?

brewed

mod. alcohol intoxicated. He tries to get brewed as soon as he can after work.
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brew-ha

(ˈbruhɑ)
n. brew; a beer. One brew-ha over here, innkeeper!

brew-out

n. a beer blast; a beer blow-out. Were you at Tom’s brew-out? I was too bombed to see who was there.

brews brothers

n. (male) beer-drinking college students. (A play on The Blues Brothers, a popular movie released in 1980.) You guys look like the devil and you smell like the brews brothers.
See also: brew, brother

home-brew

n. homemade liquor or beer. My uncle makes his own home-brew.

quaff a brew

(ˈkwɑf ə ˈbru)
tv. to drink a beer. (see also brew.) I went down to the bar to quaff a brew.
See also: brew

suck (some) brew

and suck (some) suds
tv. to drink beer. Wanna go suck some brew? Let’s go out and suck suds.
See also: brew, suck

suck brew

verb
See also: brew, suck
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Because of the open brew basket design, consumers can use the Tea Control brewer to craft unique tea and spice blends, combining loose leaf tea and fresh spices of their choice in the brew basket to customize their own flavour combinations and control the flavours' intensity based on personal taste.
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Brewed with rye malt, and blended with fresh West Coast hops to produce a beer with immediate hops flavors of orange and grapefruit, followed by the gentle tang of rye in the finish.
Although it takes roughly a month to brew a batch of beer (unless you're force-carbon- ating it in kegs) a large part of home-brewing involves waiting on the sidelines while the yeast and sugars work their magic.
Hops also contain oils, which contribute characteristic aromas to the brew. Depending on the hop variety, this aroma could be citruslike, piney, or herbal, says Karl J.
The unit can brew a single cup or two cups at once and comes equipped with travel-ready mugs, which are ergonomically designed, have a comfortable, slip-free grip and fit in most car cup holders.
There are many methods by which to manufacture and package cold brew. Food safety, including compliance with the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations must be integrated into the entire production process.
All the beers are brewed in Newport, Oregon by award winning Rogue Ales, and can be had either on tap at Mugishutei or in bottles available throughout Hokkaido and at a few bars in Tokyo.
After the retailer obtains high-quality coffee that has been roasted to bring out that bean's best flavor characteristics, it's time to brew the bean.
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Now, the same team offers generally reassuring news for many millions of people who perk up each morning with coffee brewed in some other fashion.
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