beer

noun
ADJECTIVE
good, great, quality
cheap
strong
alcohol-free, light, low-alcohol, no-alcohol, non-alcoholic
cold, ice-cold
warm
black, blonde, dark
wheat
craft, specialty (both AmE)
domestic (esp. AmE), imported, local
bottled, cask (BrE), draught/draft, keg
flat (= that the gas has gone out of)
stale

The bar smelled of stale beer.

home-brewed
ginger, root (AmE)
… OF BEER
pint (BrE)

I ordered half a pint of beer with my sandwich.

barrel, bottle, can, keg, pitcher (AmE)
cup (AmE), glass, mug (AmE), tankard
case (esp. AmE), crate (esp. BrE), six-pack
VERB + BEER
drink

Do you drink beer?

have

Will you have a beer?

get, grab (esp. AmE)
down

He downed his beer in one go.

chug (AmE), gulp, gulp at, guzzle, sip, sip at, swig
take a gulp of, take a sip of, take a swig of
draw, pour (sb)

This beer should be drawn slowly.

He poured us all a beer.

spill
buy (sb), order

I saw him at the bar ordering a beer.

sell, serve
go for (BrE), go out for

I'm going (out) for a beer with Carl tonight.

brew
chill
BEER + VERB
chill

I have some beers chilling in the cooler.

go flat
flow (figurative)

The beer flowed freely after the game.

spill

He slammed his glass down and the beer spilled over the sides.

BEER + NOUN
drinker, lover
maker
barrel, bottle, can, crate (esp. BrE), glass, keg, mug, stein (AmE), tankard
coaster (AmE), mat (BrE)
cooler (esp. AmE)
festival
consumption, production, sales
ad (informal), advertisement, commercial
cellar (BrE), garden

Children are welcome in the beer garden.

belly, gut (both informal)

He's only twenty but he already has a beer belly.

money

Singing in bars keeps him in beer money (= earns him a little money).


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  • beer — W3S2 [bıə US bır] n [: Old English; Origin: beor] 1.) [U] an alcoholic drink made from ↑malt and ↑hops ▪ a pint of beer ▪ We sell traditional draught beer (=beer served from a large container, not a bottle) . 2.) a glass, bottle, or can of beer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beer´i|ly — beer|y «BIHR ee», adjective, beer|i|er, beer|i|est. 1. of beer: »a beery odor. 2. caused by or influenced by beer: »beery good humor …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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