Europa is pleased to offer handcrafted and handpainted German beer steins , including this one by King-Werk. According to King-Werk, Germany established a number of laws in the 1500s in efforts to create more sanitary conditions in response to several fly infestations as well as concerns about a possible return of the Black Death. One such law required that all beverage containers be covered to protect their contents. Thus, the “steinkrug” was created with a lid, hinge, and thumblift combined.
Another of the laws was that beer could be brewed only from hops, cereals, yeast, and water, resulting in better beer, still enjoyed today! Thank you, Germany! Prost!