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Beer brewing was one of Nymburk´s traditional industries since the Medieval Times. Initially, the beer was made only in the houses which had a brewing right, but later the production was concentrated to the town brewery in today´s Soudní Street. The beer was made there from 1686 to 1898. At the end of the 19th century was established a share company of townspeople with a brewing right. A decision about a construction of a new brewery and a malt house was made on a general assembly in May 1895. In Nymburk brewery, a great Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal (1914-1997) spent his childhood and youth. He was made one of the honorary city residents in 1991. The inhabitants, including the distinctive figure of uncle Pepin, and the environment of the brewery were inspiration, among other books, to the charming trilogy The Little Town by the Water (Cutting It Short, Lovely Wistfulness and Harlequin's Millions). In the area of the brewery is also located a memorial plaque dedicated to the writer. However as was Hrabal´s wish, it´s only installed at the height where local dogs will be able to urinate.
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