Nothing quite says “I’m a serious beer drinker” like a giant beer stein.
The word stein comes from the German word steinzeug, which means stoneware. As such, most of the first steins were made out of stoneware, a choice that was made in part due to the ease of creating elaborate designs quickly using molds. Over the years; however, steins have been made out of a ton of different materials ranging from glass and pewter to things like porcelain and silver.
While steins have certainly evolved through the years, elaborate-looking designs are still pretty prevalent. A good stein, made out of stoneware, will typically run you more than $100. If you want a stein, then those are the ones you should gravitate toward. A good stein doesn’t have to cost a bundle, however. There are a ton of interesting beer steins out there that are also worth a look. Check out the gallery for some of our favorites.
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I mean, who doesn't need a Darth Vadar stein?
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Transform any can of beer into a stein with this nifty gadget.
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This unique cap transforms your average beer bottle into an epic beer stein.
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This Auto-bomb Beer Stein is a unique twist on the traditional beer stein.
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This House Baratheon Stein is perfect for Sunday nights watching Game of Thrones.
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Donald Trump has his own stein? We're sure it's yuge enough to hold your favorite brew.
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This beautiful stein is handpainted in accordance with German tradition. It's made in Germany from 100% German material.
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Is this America stein too much, or just enough?
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This Old German Petwer Coat of Arms Black Lozenge stein makes quite the statement.
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Bring the party with you with this beer stein with a built-in speaker.