Brewing-law Burghers – Part 2: Ban on tapping foreign beer and other legal problems
Keywords:beer, history, law, brewing-law burghers
The second part of our study points to some legal problems associated with the societies of brewing-law burghers. One of the problems was the ban on tapping foreign beer, which was commonly found in society statutes. The author extensively maps the case law of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the fi rst Czechoslovak Republic. He deals with court rulings in the fi eld of tax regulations, transfers of property rights, or relations of breweries to the innkeepers. The study documents that, in some cases, case law has changed over time. It also describes in several cases the internal functioning of the brewing-law burgher societies.