We have over 400 beer steins to choose from, making our selection the most diverse on the market. If you’ve been dreaming of having an authentic German beer stein of your own, take a look at our options below.
German beer steins became popular in the 14th century when the Bubonic Plague required that everyone have a personalised drinking mug with a cover for sanitation purposes. The lid (made from pewter) helped keep bugs out of the beer, with a lever you pushed with your thumb to open.
The beer mugs were made from earthenware and had various design elements like family crests, people, holidays, celebrations, occupations, hunting, and animals. Today, you can find beer steins made from porcelain, ceramic, pewter, wood, silver, crystal, and glass with simple designs to colourful, intricate, and lavish themes.
Types of German Beer Steins
German beer steins come in various materials, ranging from a simple glass mug with no lid to fine crystal. Some beer steins are elaborate works of art with many elements and colours. There’s a beer stein to suit everyone’s tastes, and they make the most excellent gift for your beer-loving friends and family members.
Ceramic Beer Steins
Ceramic beer steins are made from various earth materials to form a mug that holds either half a litre or one whole litre of beer. The designs are often based on the antique originals of the past. These are the coloured beer steins whose designs feature people, landscapes, family crests and shields, city scenes, hunting motifs, holiday celebrations, and much more. They are all works of art in their own right.
Pewter Beer Steins
You can find a fantastic selection of metal beer steins on our website that are intricately carved with precise details in every design. Pewter beer steins are great for those who want a sturdy and classic-looking beer mug without the colour.
Crystal Beer Steins
The most fanciful beer steins on our website are those made from crystal. These beer steins are handmade in the Kannenbaeckerland, the German pottery and beer-stein centre.
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