Decreed by the bavarian Herzog Wilhelm IV. April 1516:
"..As the beer is to be poured out and brewed in the summer and winter on the country.
We order, set and want with the advice of our landscape, there everywhere in the Principality of Bavaria both in the country as well as in our cities and markets, which do not have special order for it, from Michaeli to Georgi measure (Bavarian = 1.069 litres) or a head (halfspherical table-ware for liquids = not completely measure) beer for no more as a Pfenning Munich currency and from Georgi to Michaeli the measure for no more as two Pfenning the same currency, the head for no more as three Heller (Heller = usually a half Pfenning) during menace under aforementioned punishment to be given and poured out is not.
Where however one would have not March but other beer to brew or in any way, he was to pour out and sell it by no means more highly than around a Pfenning the measure.
Completely particularly we want, since everywhere used in our cities, markets and in the country for no more beer of pieces than alone Gersten, hop and water and to be used being supposed. Who crosses and does not keep these our menace knowingly, that is from its court authority to the punishment this barrel beer, it so often occurs, to be unnachsichtlich taken away.
Where however a gau landlord of a Bierbräu in our cities, markets or in the country one buys, two or three buckets (= 60 mA contain) to beer and again pours out, is to the common farmer people it alone and otherwise nobody permitted and unverboten to be, the measure or the head beer is prescribed around Heller more expensively than above to give and pour out.
Also should be reserved us as national princes, if from lack and raising the price of the grain strong Beschwernis developed (after the classes are different also the area and the ripe times in our country), to order to the general use restrictions like such at the conclusion over the Fürkauf in detail expressed and set is..."