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The History of Beer Steins

Posted by Otto on 12/22/2014 to Beer Glasses

The History of Beer Steins

It is easy to become confused with the many modern terms surrounding steins and similar vessel designs. Traditionally, steins have been stoneware tankards featuring hinged lids. Today, steins have evolved to being available in a wide range of materials such as glass, silver, pewter, wood, plastic, and other materials for ornamental or practical uses. An abbreviation of the German Steinzeugkrug, a stein is traditionally a stoneware tankard with the feature of a hinged lid. While they may be considered ornamental to most people today, the design of the stein grew out of a feeling of necessity in the sixteenth century.

Beer Boot Drinking Rules

Posted by Otto on 5/6/2014 to Beer Boots

The Rules for a Proper Beer Boot Contest

A lot of people have contacted us and asked us for the rules of drinking from a German beer boot, or Das Boot. In case you don't know any, Germans love rules! With this in mind, rules must be employed when drinking from Das Boot. They are as follows:

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery Tour

Posted by Otto on 8/8/2012 to Random Musings

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery Tour

I took a day off this week to visit the Sam Adams brewery in Boston. Tours run during the week from 12:00PM to 3:00PM. Getting there can be a little tricky since it’s a couple of miles outside of the center of Boston in a residential neighborhood (the Jamaica Plain section of Boston). I drove there but the brewery is not too far from the Stony Brook T (T = Boston public transportation system) stop. Parking was easy to find.

Belgian Beer Me! Beer Tours of Belgium

Posted by Otto on 2/13/2012 to Random Musings
Father' Day is around the corner. Why not surprise Dad with a beer trip to Belgium?