A woman who brews or sells ale, typically in an alehouse.
The word "alewife" comes from the combination of the word "ale" which is a type of beer, and "wife" which refers to a woman.
- During the medieval times, alewives were known to brew and sell ale in their own homes.
- The alewife was a respected member of the community and her ale was known for its quality.
- Many alewives were widows and brewing ale was a way to support themselves and their families.
- The alewife's alehouse was a popular spot for locals to gather and socialize.
- The alewife's ale was so popular that she had to hire help to keep up with demand.