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Jug law

Old name derived from the jug (vessel) for the right granted in the late Middle Ages to serve guests in a restaurant. However, this did not include the right to provide accommodation. Often it was, however, coupled with the right to brew (brewing right seed). The holder of the right to brew beer was also called "Krüger". In the past, the founder or settler of a village (locator), who was commissioned by noble or spiritual lords of the manor, was often granted the right to a jug in addition to the right to a meal (the hosting of baptismal, engagement and wedding feasts). Later it was mostly exercised by the village schoolmaster. The right to serve wine was also called Leitgeben. Similar rights as with the jug right existed also with a tavern economy. See Tavern and customs in viticulture.

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