Stein is German for stone, describing the stoneware used to create beer mugs prior to the introduction of glass. German beer steins were initially developed as a response to the bubonic plague. The lid was implemented as a sanitation measure to keep flies from swarming in beer cups.
Although the bubonic plague has long since passed, the art and tradition behind the creation of German steins remains as strong as ever. Various improvements have led to the expansion of materials beyond stoneware to include glass, pewter, and even silver. Steins also feature ornate designs, often drawing from allusions to Bavaria or Germany, and My Beer Steins is home to some of the greatest steins around. Take a look through our selection, and if you have any questions, donít hesitate to ask.