Walker v. Prescott

| N.H. | Jul 1, 1860

Bartlett, J.

Ale, being produced by fermentation and not by distillation, is not “ spirituous liquor ” within the meaning of *512chapter 846 of the Pamphlet Laws of this State. People v. Crilley, 20 Barb. 248; State v. Moore, 5 Blackf. 118" court="Ind." date_filed="1839-05-25" href="https://app.midpage.ai/document/state-v-moore-7030234?utm_source=webapp" opinion_id="7030234">5 Blackf. 118; Nevin v. Ladue, 3 Denio 437" court="None" date_filed="1846-12-15" href="https://app.midpage.ai/document/nevin-v-ladue-6142353?utm_source=webapp" opinion_id="6142353">3 Denio 437; Commonwealth v. Markoe, 17 Pick. 465; Commonwealth v. Jordan, 18 Pick. 228; Commonwealth v. Thayer, 5 Met. 246. But what is sold as ale may be so mixed with spirituous liquor as to fall within the meaning of that statue which prohibited the sale of “ any wine or spirituous liquor, mixed or unmixed,” &c.; and where that is the fact it may be shown by evidence. Commonwealth v. Bathnick, 6 Cush. 247; Commonwealth v. White, 10 Met. 14; State v. Wall, 34 Me. 165" court="Me." date_filed="1852-07-01" href="https://app.midpage.ai/document/state-v-wall-4929143?utm_source=webapp" opinion_id="4929143">34 Me. 165.

The case is to he discharged.