Traditional German Beer Steins - Pewter beer steins
GERMAN PEWTER BEER STEINS
A merry-making symbol of Germany’s rich history and culture, German pewter beer steins are traditional, collectable and make fantastic German gifts. And although German steins come in many different materials and designs, history lovers might be more tempted by the pewter beer steins, which became popular at the beginning of the stein story in the 1500s. Pewter was the main material used for beer steins across Germany until stoneware steins took over as the most popular option in the 18th century — Zoeller & Born beer steins are good examples of this.
The origin of Germany’s beloved beer steins is embedded in a medieval tragedy — the Black Death. This saw Germany enforce a host of new sanitation laws, including the need to own a personal drinking mug with a covered top. As time progressed, pewter beer steins became more and more ornate, with intricate designs becoming a source of pride, often engraved with family crests or tales of hunting successes. Historical designs of German beer steins also included people, holidays, celebrations, occupations, hunting, and animals — many of which are recreated today.
Modern-day beer steins pay tribute to a wide selection of designs, spanning the fashions of centuries. As well as replica pewter beer steins, modern beer steins are made from porcelain, ceramic, silver, crystal, and glass in countless different designs. Our selection of German beer steins has more than 400 designs, making it the most diverse on the market.
If you’ve been dreaming of having your own authentic German pewter beer stein, let us take you back in time with our options below.