It is believed by some that the lid was implemented during the Black Plague to prevent disease from getting into beer. Several of the steins we sell come with traditional pewter lids designed to keep your beer fresh and free of debris. Prost!
Beer steins are often passed down from generation to generation. Families can do this because, for centuries, these ceramic steins have been handmade to last in the Westerwald region in Germany, by some of the world's best potters. The designs on almost all of our steins have antique origins.
German Tradition in your Home!
There's no need to travel to Germany just to find the perfect traditional German stein. We stock the largest and most complete selection of traditional ceramic German steins available from top brands like King Werks, Zoller and Born and Thewalt. No matter what style of stein you are looking for, you are sure to find it right here!
Its all about Selection:
We have nearly 200 King-Werks Traditional Steins and over 150 Zoeller & Born's Traditional Steins. The numbers don't lie, we have the largest selection of authentic Traditional German Beer Steins in the United States.
You want 'em, we got 'em
Looking for the official beer steins of Oktoberfest Munchen? You're in luck! We stock the official stone beer steins imported directly from the German manufacturers. These are the official collector steins featuring the artwork from the official Oktoberfest poster.
The official logo
Each year, Oktoberfest Munchen runs a contest to create the official logo for Oktoberfest. The winner's logo design is then used on all kinds of merchandise: t-shirts, mugs, steins, hats, umbrellas, posters, etc.
Missing a year?
We have the Official Oktoberfest stein from the last several years in two models, with or without the pewter lid. They're great Oktoberfest souvenirs, even if you didn't make it to Oktoberfest in person.