Brewery in Jablonné v Podještědí – historical development
Keywords:Jablonné v Podještědí, Brewery, historic brewery
The first written document on brewing beer in Jablonné v Podještědí, conducted by the brewing-law burghers dates back to 1399. After the Thirty Years´ War there were many disputes over the right to brew between the city and the suzerain. The original location of the brewery is unfortunately unknown. In 1864, the Jablonné brewers bought the burnt-out church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary and gradually adapted it to malting and brewing purposes. The adaptation of the sacral structure to the brewery is unique in the Central European region. The former church served as a brewery until the mid-1920s and was used for various purposes without major maintenance work. Nowadays, the state of the protected building has been stabilized by a new roof, but its future use is still being sought, and some parts are in a state of emergency.