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BEER IN THE DZIERŻONIOW DISTRICT

The oldest daily drink was beer. In the Middle Ages, when drinking water risked poisoning, beer was drunk throughout the day. "Complaints were made against innkeepers that, by pouring beer in watering cans from above, they produced excess foam. For pouring 20 barrels of beer, the innkeeper should receive one barrel of "wurchase". Around 1794, there were seven brewers and maltsters in Dzierżoniów. The right to brew beer was held by 205 burgher houses, which had a total of 477½ beers. A tot ...