Ale vs Alew - What's the difference?
As an interjection ale
is let's go!, come on!.
As a noun alew is
(obsolete|rare) a cry of despair.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.
- Note: The word ale, in England and the United States, usually designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in common use as the generic name for all non-distilled malt liquors.
* (liquor) beer (loosely), yill
* ginger ale
* pale ale
* real ale
(obsolete, rare) A cry of despair.
*1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.6:
*:Yet did she not lament with loude alew , / As women wont, but with deepe sighes and singults few.