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Beer Mugs and Glasses and Steins and Maßkrugs


In our time over in Europe we went to many places where beer was a major attraction (Stuttgart & Cannstatter Volksfest, Munich & Oktoberfest, Çeské Budêjovice [aka Budweis], Plzeň [birthplace of the "pilsner" style of brewing], etc.), and took tours of some of the breweries. I often snagged a souvenir beer mug or three for my collection on these excursions. Now, as we get ready to move to Maine, I have photographed the collection for a visual record, and here they are:

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Mugs and glasses from breweries in and around Stuttgart (circa 1991 to 1995):

Graceful, delicate glass mug from Dinkel Acker Brewery with a hand-blown look. Small writing says, "Brau-Erfahrung aus 200 jähriger Familientradition"

Different angle for the Dinkel Acker mug; English translation of the small writing is, "Brewing experience from 200 years of family tradition"

Dinkel Acker tulip Pils glass

Dinkel Acker Commemorative mug from the 1993 IGA International Gardening "World's Fair" held in Stuttgart

Souvenir Beer Mug from Wirtshausbrauerei in Bernhausen-Filderstadt, near Stuttgart

5th Year Anniversary Mug (0.2 liter, tiny!) from Calwer-Eck-Bräu Microbrewery in Downtown Stuttgart (est. 1987, so circa 1992)

5th Year Anniversary Mug from Calwer-Eck-Bräu Microbrewery in Downtown Stuttgart (est. 1987, so circa 1992)

A 0.2 liter (tiny!) Beer Glass from Calwer-Eck-Bräu Microbrewery in Downtown Stuttgart

Elegant dragon-handled and porcelain-topped growler from Calwer-Eck-Bräu Microbrewery in Downtown Stuttgart

Ornate Decorative Stuttgart Ceramic Stein

Schwaban Braü's "Das Echte" pils-style glass for their Märzen Bier

Schwaben Bräu Beer Mug, pre-Dinkel Acker Takeover

Schwaben Bräu Beer Mug, pre-Dinkel Acker Takeover

Stuttgarter Hofbräu half liter mug

147th Cannstatter Volksfest (1992) Plochinger Beer Commemorative Stein (3-sided view). Alas, the Plochinger Brewery closed in 1995.

Dinkel Acker Neue Staatsgalerie (New City Museum) Commemorative Beer Mug

40th Birthday Stein Inscription

40th Birthday Stein (3-sided view), a gift from our German neighbors Ursula, Gerhard, and Frank.

Full Liter fest Maßkrug mugs from various fests:

Ceramic Commemorative Maßkrug from the Cannstatter Volksfest (1986), acquired from the Patch Barracks Thrift Shop

Ceramic Schwaban Bräu Maßkrug, acquired from the Cannstatter Volksfest Schwaban Bräu Fest Tent (under suspicious circumstances)

Ceramic Dinkel Acker Maßkrug, acquired from the Cannstatter Volksfest Dinkel Acker Fest Tent (under suspicious circumstances)

White Ceramic Dinkel Acker Commemorative 146th Cannstatter Volksfest (1991) Maßkrug, acquired from the Cannstatter Volksfest

Glass Stuttgarter Hofbräu Maßkrug, acquired from the Cannstatter Volksfest Stuttgarter Hofbräu Fest Tent (under suspicious circumstances)

Glass Löwenbräu Maßkrug, acquired from the Löwenbräu Fest Tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich (under suspicious circumstances)

Glass Spaten (Spade) Maßkrug, acquired from the Spaten Fest Tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich (under suspicious circumstances)

Ceramic Hackerbräu Oktoberfest commemorative Maßkrug, acquired at Oktoberfest in Munich (München) - 3-sided view

1992 Oktoberfest Commemorative maßkrug, acquired at Oktoberfest in Munich (München)

1992 Oktoberfest Commemorative maßkrug, acquired at Oktoberfest in Munich (München) - 3-sided view

REAL "Budweiser" glasses and mugs from the Budvar Pivovar in Çeské Budêjovice, Czechia:

Side view of a tall .4L glass "Budweiser/Budvar" mug

Front view of a tall .4L glass "Budweiser/Budvar" mug

Pair of graceful 0.5 L "Budweiser/Budvar" glasses

Graceful 0.5 L Budvar glass

0.3 L "Budweiser/Budvar" glass

 

Budweiser Budvar Decorative Ceramic Beer Mug

 

Budweiser Budvar Decorative Ceramic Beer Mug - 3-sided view

 

Miscellaneous decorative mugs from various places:

Three views of the "Town Musicians of Bremen" beer mug (a gift from an exchange student), depicting the participants in the Grimm Fairy Tale of the same name

Westmalle (Belgium) Trappist beer chalice

Half Liter Ceramic Mug from Nürnberg

Bürgerschoppen ("Citizen's Pint) Weiterode 1986 Ceramic Beer Mug (Weiterode is a village in Northeastern Hesse)

'Prosit' ('Cheers') and 'Zum Wohle' ('To your health') Beer Mug Set

Karlovy Vary, Czechia (aka Carlsbad) Souvenir Beer Mug - both sides

 

Ornate Pilsner Urquell Brewery Mug, from the brewery in Plzeň Czechia (Czech Republic at the time) - 3-sided view

A half-liter mug from the Kõnig Brewery, founded in 1858 in the Lower Rhine country community Beeck, between Duisburg and Wesel

3 merged photos of an intricate beer mug. Possibly meant for customizing with that large blank shield-like area

Colmar, Alsace, and Riquewihr (3 towns in France with German influence) depicted on one beer mug (3 photos of the same mug merged)

Pivovar (brewery) Český Krumlov (Czechia) Souvenir Beer Mug

Český Krumlov (Czechia) Souvenir Beer Mug - 3-sided view

Half Liter Eggenberg Beer Glass from Český Krumlov (Czechia)

Puzzle Mug from Plzeň (Pilzen) Czechia

Sherlock Holmes Pub Sign Beer Mug (part of a series) - both sides

Pewter Schnapps Shot Cups for German Schnapps (different than American Schnapps):

Der Briefbote (The Letter Carrier) Schnapps Cup

Sigurd (Siegfried) Slaying the Dragon Schnapps Cup

Rabbit Schnapps Cup

Making Wine Schnapps Cup

 

King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Schnapps Cup

German Pewter Schnapps Cup Collection

Gruss (Gruß) Aus Munchen (Greetings from Munich) Schnapps Cup

 

Mugs and glasses I acquired pre- or post-Germany:

Chem lab 500ml beaker mugs with handle, and a 4L beaker pitcher. Used to be 6 mugs but one broke.

One of the 500ml beaker mugs

Four-masted schooner etched into a glass mug

Rough old window-pane glass, blown into a handled mug

Concave crystal-style glass mug

Convex crystal-style glass mug

Permanently-frosted glass mug... always looks ice-cold!

Glass Michelob goblet

Glass mug with the German toast "Prost!" etched on it

Small old-style "A&W" Root Beer mug

Squat Bavarian-style dimpled glass mug

Thin Bavarian-style dimpled glass mug

Well-worn Lowell Technological Institute beer mug

Unmarked glass half liter mug

Unmarked Ceramic beer mug

Ceramic earthenware wood-like glazed mug (3 views)

First-run collector's item "typo" glasses from Oxbow Brewery in Newcastle ME. It's a "Farmouse" brewery, as opposed to a "Near Mouse."

Tall (9.5in) Unmarked Ceramic Half Liter Beer Glass

 

Unmarked Glass Beer Stein

Pewter-like mugs (armetale perhaps), gifts from Lynn:

 

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