The Královský Pivovar Krušovice (the Royal Brewery of Krušovice) is one of the oldest breweries in the Czech Republic. The brewery was established in 1517 when the Svatováclavská Contract enabled the aristocracy to brew beer on their own farms. Jiří Birka from Násile inherited such a farm in Krušovice. He also owned a house with a brewery in the square nearby Rakovnik. He brewed good beer and, according to the legend, people drank and ate in his house all day and all night. But some inhabitants of Rakovnik did not take too kindly to this wild lifestyle, so Jiří Birka from Násile began to brew his beer one mile away from the town walls Krušovice.