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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.

The Origin of the Beer Boot Glass or Bierstiefel

Posted by Otto on 12/3/2014 to Beer Boots
The Origin of the Beer Boot Glass or Bierstiefel

The Beer Boot is a uniquely German invention. In Deutschland they are called Bierstiefel and these boots are popular with tourists in Bavaria and Munich in particular. Beer boots became increasingly popular after being featured in the last beer drinking contest in the movie BeerFest. Since then, beer boots are popular on college campuses throughout the USA. More beer boots are importing and sold in the USA than in Europe and some of the glasswerks have trouble satisfying the American demand.