US Navy Beer Boot
This is a one liter decorated version of Das Boot! This glass has the US Navy logo boldly printed on the front. The glass holds 33 ounces of beer – that’s 2.75 twelve ounce beers. It’s made from machined pressed glass by the German glassware company Stolzle Glassworks (STO). Stolzle has been producing high-quality glassware for the past 200 years. The high quality glass and Air Force logo make this a great gift idea for anyone that served in the US Navy and really likes beer!
- Beer Glass Type: German Beer Boot
- Boot Size: 1 liter or 33 fluid ounces
- Dimensions: 9.5 inches high
- Made from Machine pressed glass
- Made in Europe
- 100% Lead-free crystal
More about beer boot glasses:
This is a traditional European (German) pressed 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.
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.