Beer stein is English for the German term “Steinkrug“, a traditional beer mug or tankard. Steins are made of many different materials, examples are ceramic, pewter etc. and usually have hinged lids or a thumb-lever.
The hinged lids historically was introduced during the late 1400s in central Europe to protect against insects and other debris from spoiling your brew. Today these Beer Steins have become collector items and quite colorful and interesting. I have recieved two such steins from my mother (pictured here). The other was a gift from my wife. If you are looking for a great gift for your beer lover check out a top quality beer stein! I hope to see you in the Pub showing off you stein! Cheers!