Definition of spruce beer in English:

spruce beer

noun

  • [mass noun] A fermented drink using spruce twigs and needles as flavouring.

    • ‘My favourite summer drink as a youngster was spruce beer, which, like root beer and ginger ale, contains no alcohol.’
    • ‘Two unusual styles that have become especially prominent in Alaska are smoke-flavored beers and spruce beers.’
    • ‘Now there is only one place that makes spruce beer and serves it fresh.’
    • ‘New leafy shoots can be used for brewing spruce beer, although Norway spruce is not as desirable as black or red spruce.’
    • ‘The knowledge of how to brew spruce beer was passed from the Native Americans to the American colonists.’