Make Beer Drinking Occasions more Memorable and Fun while Adding Collectible Decor, Buying Large Old Style Bavarian and West German Beer Steins. At our Specialty Mugs and Cups Store we offer a Huge Collection of Decorative Old Style Beer Steins made in Germany at the Best Sales Prices.

Drinking beer with friends and family is supposed to be a fun festive occasion. Serving beer straight from its bottle or in a normal cup is boring, and if it is not a mug with a handle will cause beer to warm up faster from your hand. People have been buying and drinking beer forever, and while beer may not have been invented in Germany, many people believe it was perfected there. With their love of beer in mind, German’s wanted a beer drinking mug that was ornamental and protected the beer from air born contaminants. This is how and why the original old style German beer steins were created around 1525.

The only real difference between a collectible old style German beer stein for sale and a huge mug is large beer steins have a hinged lid that covers the beer or other beverage. The lid was created for sanitary measures. After the end of the black plague people became much more aware of how diseases are spread. By the early 1500s, several areas of what is now Western Germany and Bavaria passed laws requiring that all food and beverage containers including beer drinking mugs and cups be covered to protect consumers. This was accomplished by adding a hinged lid with a thumb lift. This ingenious invention was used to cover all German beverage containers including beer steins while allowing them to be used with one hand.

Besides having lids original old style West German and Bavarian beer steins were also very decorative. The stoneware that was originally used to manufacture the old Bavarian and West German beer steins as well as the costs of hinged lids themselves was not cheap, but they were very durable and would last a long time. The high cost and durability of these collectible old beer steins made them worthy of some fine decorative ceramic art. Large German beer steins were soon decorated with a variety of historical, allegorical, and biblical scenes. Even though these decorative West German and Bavarian beer steins for sale were relatively expensive for their time and very collectible many of the landless day laborers were able to afford them. The workers that survived the Black Death were in a position to command higher wages, due to the fact that there were so few workers left. This meant they could afford to buy a few modest luxuries, and the large old style decorative beer stein became an important status symbol and display piece for these Germans.

Today huge beer steins and their lids may not be required by law or needed to prevent the spread of disease, but they do still keep out contaminates that could taint the taste of the beer. Beer steins, mug like handle also prevents you from having to hold the cup with your hand, keeping your beer colder longer. They are also still very large, decorative and fun. Drinking beer from a collectible old style West German or Bavarian beer stein enhances beer drinking experiences and makes them more memorable. Even if you do not drink beer or ever drink beer from your stein, old style German beer steins are extremely artistic, collectible and make great additions to the decor. Collectible large German beer steins for sale also make great gift ideas for the historian, collector or beer lover in your life.

When buying a large old style West German or Bavarian beer stein for sale it is important to purchase a quality, highly decorative, collectible mug that looks great, adds to the decor and will last. Because of the popularity and collectability of old style German beer steins the market is flooded with cheaply made knock offs. These cheap knock offs for sale do not use high quality natural materials, have cheaply made lids and hinges that break easily and are not very decorative or collectible. Spending a little bit more money up front on high quality beer steins that are actually made in Germany using natural materials will ensure you get a collectible beer stein you are proud of and will last. Today the best beer steins for sale are made in a variety of natural materials that do not taint the taste of the beer, have sturdy mug style handles so your hand doesn’t ever touch the specialty beer drinking cup itself and are made by highly skilled German craftsmen.

Here, at our specialty drinkware store we offer the best old style West German and Bavarian beer steins featuring a variety of artistic accents and decorative designs. No matter what type of collectible large German beer stein you are looking for we have the best stein for you at a sales price you can afford. All of the West German and Bavarian beer drinking steins we have for sale are made in Germany and use only high quality natural materials. They are all extremely durable, collectible, add to the decor and make drinking beer tons of fun. Being an online based beer mugs and specialty cups store we do not have many of the expensive operating costs of traditional drinkware stores. This along with working directly with the German manufacture allows me to offer a huge selection of the most artistic, well made and collectible authentic old style Bavarian and West Germany beer steins at the best possible sales prices. Our collectible beer steins after being made in Germany are then affordably shipped directly to your home or business. Whether giving a beer stein as a gift, adding to your collection or starting one we make it easy and affordable for you to buy the best most decorative German made beer steins. If you have any questions about our large West German or old style Bavarian beer steins please let me know and I will be happy to help.
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