German beer steins became popular in the 14th century when the Bubonic Plague required that everyone have a personalized drinking mug with a cover for sanitation purposes. The lid helped keep bugs out of the beer, and it was usually made from pewter with a lever you pushed with your thumb to access the beer. The beer mugs were made from earthenware and had a variety of design elements like family crests, people, holidays, celebrations, occupations, hunting, and animals. Today you can find beer steins made from porcelain, ceramic, pewter, wood, silver, crystal, and glass with simple designs all the way to colorful, intricate, and lavish themes. We have over 400 beer steins to choose from, making our selection the most diverse on the market. If you’ve been dreaming of having an authentic German beer stein of your own, take a look at our options below.
You can find a wonderful selection of metal beer steins on our website that are intricately carved with precise details in every design. Pewter beer steins are great for those who want a sturdy and classic-looking beer mug without color.