One Liter Beer Boot - 33 Ounces
Das Boot! Treat yourself to this one liter or 33 ounces beer boot! Holds almost (3) twelve ounce beers. The beer boot is machine blown in a mould and is made from thick glass. A seam from the mouth runs along the length of the glass boot. This is an affordable alternative to our European produced products.
This is a traditional style mouth blown glass drinking boot. This popular item is always an excellent topic of conversation. 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.
- Beer Glass Type: 1 Liter Beer Boot
- Boot Size: 1 liter or 33 fluid ounces
- Dimensions: 11 inches high.
- Made from Machine Blown glass
- Seam runs from toe to heel of boot
The Mysterious Origins of the Beer Boot
Beer boots are commonly thought to be a German invention. Legend has it in the 1800's, a German general promised his troops he'd drink a beer from his boot should they win an upcoming battle. They did and he carried through with his promise. TrueBeer's researchers have found examples of glass boots dating back to England and in the late 1700's. The early examples of the English boots were surely meant for drinking beer and seem to be designed around a horse ridering boot. Does this mean beer boot are an English invention? Not really. German glassmakers during this time exported a lot of their items to England. These early examples of beer boots found in England were likely produced in Germany for the English market.
Beer boots were popular in Bavaria and called a bierstiefel right through to WWII. These German style boots were plain and lacked any ornament. They were large and typically held 1-5 liters of beer. In the 1940's, beer boots were produced in American for the southwest and western US markets. These boots were shaped like a cowboy's boot and are called Western Beer Boots. They were produced by both of the two major glassware manufacturers Anchor Glass and Libbey. In 2007, the movie BeerFest brought beer boots to the mainstream under the name Das Boot. Since then, beer boots can be found in many German-themed restaurants and pubs. In 2014, beer boots made back on the big screen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.