Brewing-Law Burghers - Part 3: Situation after World War II
Keywords:beer, history, law, brewing-law burghers
The final part of the study summarizes the situation after World War II. Some of the licensed companies have disappeared, the production of beer has not been restored. Another major change was the coup in 1948. Brewing-law breweries were nationalized and went to the hands of the state, which then operated them for over 40 years. An attempt is now made to map what had happened to the property of the original brewing-law burghers after 1989. Only in several cases did the state return the breweries to the descendants of the original owners, who still manage them to this day. The study illustrates this situation on several examples and summarizes the available case law of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic.