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A brewery can be a building or place that produces large quantities of beer.
It can also be a business (brewing company) whose trade is the production and sale of its own beer or spirits (liquor).
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Following significant improvements in the efficiency of the steam engine in 1765, industrialization of beer became a reality. Further innovations in the brewing process came about with the introduction of the thermometer in 1760 and hydrometer in 1770, which allowed brewers to increase efficiency and attenuation.

Prior to the late 18th century, malt was primarily dried over fires made from wood, charcoal, or straw, and after 1600, from coke.

In general, none of these early malts would have been well shielded from the smoke involved in the kilning process, and consequently, early beers would have had a smoky component to their flavours; evidence indicates that maltsters and brewers constantly tried to minimize the smokiness of the finished beer. .

Prior to Prohibition, there were thousands of breweries in the United States, mostly brewing heavier beers than modern US beer drinkers are used to. Beginning in 1920, most of these breweries went out of business, although some converted to soft drinks and other businesses. Bootlegged beer was often watered down to increase profits, beginning a trend, still on-going today, of the American palate preferring weaker beers. Consolidation of breweries and the application of industrial quality control standards have led to the mass-production and the mass-marketing of huge quantities of light lagers. .

Many European nations have unbroken brewing traditions dating back to the earliest historical records. Beer is an especially important drink in countries such as Belgium, Germany, Ireland , and the UK, with nations such as France, the Scandinavian countries, the Czech Republic, and others having strong and unique brewing traditions with their own history, characteristic brewing methods, and styles of beer. .

European breweries brew the full range of beers, from ancient styles such as the spontaneously-fermented iambics of Belgium; the lagers, dark beers, wheat beers and more of Germany; to the UK's stouts, mild’s, pale ales, bitters, and the recently created British traditional brewer's answer to light continental lagers, the golden ale. Traditional brewing techniques are still very widely used in Europe, for the sake of maintaining the quality of the final product which suffers if brewed using the more efficient industrial processes which have been developed in modern times. .

European breweries include the largest multinationals to the smallest microbreweries, and the continent probably has a wider range of brewing traditions, styles, and individual beers than any other region. .

In some parts of the world, breweries that had begun as a family business by Germans or other European émigrés grew into large companies, often passing into hands with more concern for profits than traditions of quality, resulting in a degradation of the product. .

In 1953, New Zealander Morton W. Coutts developed the technique of continuous fermentation. Coutts patented his process which involves beer flowing through sealed tanks, fermenting under pressure, and never coming into contact with the atmosphere, even when bottled. His process is used by Guinness. Marston's Brewery in Burton on Trent, on the other hand, still uses open wooden Burton Union sets for fermentation in order to maintain the quality and flavour of its beers, while Belgium's lambic brewers go so far as to expose their brews to outside air in order to pick up the natural wild yeasts which ferment the wort. Traditional brewing techniques protect the beer from oxidation by maintaining a carbon dioxide blanket over the wort as it ferments into beer. .

Today, the brewing industry is a huge global business, consisting of several multinational companies, and regional breweries. Advances in refrigeration, international and transcontinental shipping, marketing and commerce have resulted in an international marketplace, where the consumer has literally hundreds of choices between various styles of local, regional, national and foreign beers.

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Brauerei Haberstumpf ist eine familiengeführte private Kleinbrauerei in Trebgast. Brewery Haberstumpf in Trebgast, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/21/2016

last visited: never

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Die Brauerei gessner ist eine familiengeführte Brauerei mit dem größten Ausstoß in Thüringen. // Brewery Gessner in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 9/16/2016

last visited: never

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Das Brauhaus Saalfeld ist eine mittelständische Brauerei in Thüringen. // Brewery Saalfeld in Saalfeld, Thuringia, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 9/16/2016

last visited: never

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Die Brauerei Schübel ist eine familiengeführte Kleinbrauerei in in Stadtsteinach in Bayern. // Brewery Schübel in Stadtsteinach, Bavaria, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/12/2016

last visited: never

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Die Brauerei Heller ist eine familiengeführte Kleinbrauerei in in Bamberg in Bayern. // Brewery Heller in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2016

last visited: never

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Die Gampert-Bräu ist eine mittelständische Privatbrauerei in Weißenbrunn bei Kronach in Bayern. // Brewery Gampert in Weißenbrunn, Bavaria, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/9/2016

last visited: never

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Die Brauerei Greifenklau ist eine familiengeführte Kleinbrauerei in in Bamberg in Bayern. // Brewery Greifenklau in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/9/2016

last visited: never

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Die Wagner-Bräu ist eine mittelständische Privatbrauerei in Oberhaid bei Bamberg in Bayern. // Brewery Wagner in Oberhaid, Bavaria, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/8/2016

last visited: never

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Die Meinel-Bräu ist eine mittelständische Privatbrauerei in der Stadt Hof in Bayern. // Brewery Meinel in Hof, Bavaria, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/5/2016

last visited: never

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Die Scherdel Brauerei in Hof,Saale, Deutschland //Brewery "Scherdel" in Hof,Saale, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 9/4/2016

last visited: never

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BreweriesHopdaemon Brewery - Newnham, Kent

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The Hopdaemon Brewery on Seed Road, Newnham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/3/2016

last visited: never

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BreweriesBrouwerij de Molen - Bodegraven, Nederland

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The worldwide known craft beer brewery started in 2004 at the historical windmill De Arkduif along the Oude Rijn river in Bodegraven.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member EL_N_LE

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 9/3/2016

last visited: 9/23/2016

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Die Kulmbacher Brauerei in Kulmbach, Deutschland Brewery "Kulmbacher" in Kulmbach, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 8/28/2016

last visited: never

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BreweriesHerrenberg Bräu - Nuglar, SO, Switzerland

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The cooperative microbrewery Herrenberg Bräu is located in the former milk platform on the village square of Nuglar since 2012.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 8/20/2016

last visited: never

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BreweriesHarveys Brewery - Cliffe Street, Lewes, UK

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Harveys Brewery, founded in 1790, is located in the East Sussex town of Lewes. The brewery is enhanced by the presence of a brewery shop in Cliffe Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/28/2016

last visited: never

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[DE] Die Vulkan Brauerei ist die letzte von einst 28 noch übrig gebliebenen Brauereien in Mendig. [EN] The volcanic brewery is the last of the past 28 still remaining breweries in Mendig.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: 7/26/2016

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BreweriesBelvoir Brewery - Old Dalby, Leicestershire

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Belvoir Brewery, Old Dalby, established 1995.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/19/2016

last visited: never

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The Golden State Brewery in Santa Clara, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/16/2016

last visited: never

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Die traditionelle Brauerei in Trochtelfingen ist in Familienbesitz seit 1851. / Traditional brewery in the historic city of Trochtelfingen since 1851.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 5/31/2016

last visited: never

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BreweriesJopen, Haarlem - The Netherlands

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Jopen Haarlem has restored the brewing tradition. A former church in the lively city of Haarlem is transformed into a modern brewery, grand café and restaurant. Haarlem is as a beer town on the map.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 5/15/2016

last visited: never

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Formerly The Unicorn Brewery on Foundation Street, Ipswich, now converted into flats. A piece of Ipswich history going back to the mid 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/5/2016

last visited: never

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The Dove Street Brewery on the corner of Dove Street & St Helens Street, Ipswich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/3/2016

last visited: never

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BreweriesThe Boot Beer Brewery - Repton, Derbyshire

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A microbrewery set behind The Boot Inn in Repton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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BreweriesTollgate Brewery - Calke, Derbyshire

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Tollgate Brewery is located on the Calke Abbey Estate in South Derbyshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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BreweriesLeatherbritches Brewery - Smisby, Derbyshire

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Leatherbritches Brewery at the Tap House, Smisby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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