Remarks on historical brewing in selected villages in the Chomutov region of the Ore Mountains
Keywords:Ore Mountains, Chomutov region, privileges, free baileys, brewing, history
The paper concerns the brewing industry in selected towns and villages in the mountainous area of the Chomutov region and is based on written and archival sources. It presents information about beer-brewing privileges in baileys and inn courtyards in the relevant localities with the addition of original citations from archival sources relating to the issue in question in the oldest versions of the privileges. The paper furthermore presents the most important historic circumstances that determined the aforementioned area in the matter of brewing and attempts, on the basis of selected examples of the baileys of Křimov and Volyně, to capture the period significance of the said rights as well as a more detailed example of the development of the scope of these privileges up to the 18th century.