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Difference between From the wood and Out of the wood

from the wood —(usually of beer) from the cask or barrel:

  • “Beer from the wood,” or the dispensing of ales from wooden casks, is a phenomenon at which American brewers must simply stand in awe.

Cf.: in the wood —(also: in wood) said of wine or beer kept in barrels:

  • Wines have been kept in the wood for the period proper for attaining maturity.

out of the wood —(usually negat.) free from trouble or difficulties (also: out of the woods):

  • As long as Riel is uncaptured the Canadian Government is not out of the wood.