One Liter Beer Boot Set
This beer glass gift set includes (2) beer boots and a shot glass. Each of the boot glasses is made in Europe to the highest specifications. The glasses each holds 33 ounces and is made from thick and durable machine pressed glass. The shot glass holds 1.5 ounces. Right out of the box, this set is an instant party. Consider giving as a 21st birthday gift, groomsman gifts or add to your home bar.
- Beer Glass Type: Beer Boots
- Size: Holds one liter of beer (about 34 fluid ounces). Shot glass holds 1.5 oz.
- Dimensions: 9.5 inches high.
- Made from Machine Pressed Glass
- Beer Boots Produced by Stoelzle-Oberglas (STO) of Austria
- Shot glass made in the USA
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.
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.