OH MAN! Did I ever get a major flashback from the days my Mom and Dad had a few of these things. I used to marvel at the ones they had because there was so much going on on the outside of these things. Beer Steins are so much fun. My uncle had a few of these too, his had a bell on it that I thought was funny at the time. I was just a kid back then so I didn’t know what the bell was for.
I had a friend who had a small collection of Beer Steins also. He had a few that would play polka music every time you picked it up to take a drink. We even had a night of beer drinking with the awesome home brew his father used to make at the time. You had to pour the beer into something anyway, so they came in handy.
People actually collect Beer Steins also. I’ve seen some pretty amazing collections from small shot glass sizes to ones as tall as me. Not sure how you were supposed to drink the beer out of the giant one, maybe you swam in it or something.
October is just about over, so you still have a few days to get your little own Oktoberfest going, or you can check out this ‘Beer Steins’ link to add to your collection. But this is just my opinion and you’re entitled to it. Cheers!