Engravable Beer Boot
This beer boot has a pewter Bavarian Crest badge on the front. The center of the badge is blank to accommodate engraving. The engravable area on the badge is about 1x1.5 inches.
Please note that we do not offer any engraving services for this product. You can take this item to a local engraver to be customized. Most major shopping malls have a store that offers this type of service. We can not honor any requests to customize this product. This is a traditional European pressed glass drinking boot. This popular item is always an excellent topic of conversation.
Beer Glass Type: German Beer Boot
Boot Size: Half liter or 16 fluid ounces.
Dimensions: 7-3/4 inches high.
How to Drink from a Beer Boot
The secret to drinking from the boot is to point the toe sideways. When the toe is pointed downward, the boot cannot be easily emptied. When the toe is pointed upwards, the liquid flows out of the boot very quickly and uncontrollably, usually spilling all over the drinker. Made in Poland.
History of Beer Boots
The German custom of drinking from a boot shaped drinking vessel supposedly started as a German army tradition during World War I. Soldiers would pass around a leather boot of bier prior to engaging the enemy. It was considered good luck to flick the beer boot before and after drinking from it. Americans soldiers were introduced to the custom of drink from a glass beer boot while stationed in Germany after World War II. There is a trick to drinking from a beer boot as to not get showered with beer if the toe of the boot is pointed in the wrong direction. The American soldiers had great fun with the beer boots and the fine German beer during their time in Germany . Many of them brought back beer boots and beer steins with them on their return to United States .
Beer boots saw a rise in popularity with the release of the movie BEERFEST by the folks from the Broken Lizard comedy group. In this movie beer boots were used in a beer drinking competition that was no doubt repeated countless times on college campuses after the movie was released.