Grammar Patterns

Mass nouns

The 'beer' group

These nouns refer to different kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and the ingredients, like malt, which go into drinks.
The freshmen were drinking beer out of containers shaped like plastic flowerpots, looking sheepish and giggling.
Although Bass was a famous beer, the company that made it was not large and operated from a single brewery in Burton-upon-Trent.
European-style beers are widely available and the wines aren't too expensive.
She turned to the kettle and switching it on, reached for the jar of coffee.
It is a mellow coffee, with chocolate and tobacco tones.
The Allegro coffees we sell are the result of our ongoing quest for the finest coffees available in the marketplace today.
Everybody in the valley makes damson gin, she says.
Nearby too was the home of the owner and manufacturer of a special gin.
Like juniper, angelica is one of the main aromatics in some gins.
  • alcohol
  • ale
  • Armagnac
  • beer
  • bitter
  • bourbon
  • brandy
  • burgundy
  • champagne
  • cider
  • claret
  • coffee
  • cognac
  • cola
  • cordial
  • decaf
  • dessert wine
  • fortified wine
  • gin
  • ginger ale
  • ginger beer
  • hock
  • juice
  • lager
  • liqueur
  • liquor
  • malt
  • malt whisky
  • milk
  • mineral water
  • plonk
  • punch
  • real ale
  • red
  • rosé
  • rum
  • Scotch
  • sherry
  • soda
  • sparkling wine
  • spirits
  • squash
  • stout
  • table wine
  • tea
  • tonic
  • vermouth
  • vodka
  • whiskey
  • whisky
  • white
  • wine
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