More to beer than meets the mouth

Raise your stein to the brew steeped in culture

If you’ve ever had the good luck of seeing a beautiful collection of historic German beer steins on display — an up-close-and-personal display with good lighting setting off the rich pewter thumblift and lid; the blues and golds in the faience glazes portraying wonderful stags and horses and birds; the comical people and animals featured in “character” steins (a woman masquerading, a drunk, a gentleman rabbit or silly-faced monkey, or even old Bismarck himself) — you’ll know what I mean when I say they’re works of art. Besides the songs and poems and customs that have bubbled up from the power of beer, steins are just one facet of the giant role this magical brew has played in culture over the centuries.…

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September 16, 2017


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