A brewhouse is a building made for brewing beer and ale. This could be a part of a specialized brewery operation, but historically a brewhouse is a private building only meant for domestic production. The brewhouse would be separated from the main buildings for many reasons, but importantly for fire security. Therefore the brewhouse could also be a place for washing clothes and baking bread. English country houses have detailed records of brewhouses.[1] In Scandinavia and Eastern Europe there are several remaining farm brewhouses.[2] However, many of these, especially the older ones, would be multi-purpose 'fire-houses'.[3]


  1. Pamela, Sambrooke (1996). Country House Brewing in England, 1500-1900. The Hambledon Press. ISBN 978-1852851279.
  2. Garshol, Lars Marius. "How to brew keptinis". Larsblog. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. "Store Norske Leksikon". Eldhus. Retrieved 8 October 2019.

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