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Mugs & Steins include both Pre-Prohibition & Post Prohibition examples.
For mugs & steins from the various Olympic Games - drop down to: Olympics
Glass mugs from the U.S. are mixed in with the Glasses
For some European Beer Steins - go to: European
For some Pub mugs - go to: Pub
Plus a couple of Root Beer Mugs (not Breweriana, but collectible)

Convention has it that steins have lids and mugs do not, but I may not follow that rule here.


Rainier stein "A Good Judge Knows" ca. 1903"A Good Judge Knows - Rainier" below the figure of a British style wigged judge, on a ¼L stein by Diesinger, ca.1903. Grade 9.5  $75


Acme Brewing Co. stein, ca.1909"Acme Brewing Co." below Acme Beer logo in orange, with slogan: "A Home Product" - and "1401 Sansome St / San Francisco / Phone Kearny 385" - on a 5¼" tall stein, ca.1909. Manufacture's name on base: "Tho's Maddock's Son's Co. / Trenton, N.J."  Some wear to the silver. - Grade 8.0-8.5   $75  


pre-pro Bohemian stein from Helena, MTCapital Bohemian Beer label from Helena, MT"Bohemian" on a 4¼" tall, 3/10 L stein from Helena, Montana. Attributed to the Capital Brewing Co. Made by the Thuemler Mfg. Co. (capacity mark No."10" on base). Label for reference only.  Grade 8.5-9.0   $45


Thuemler beer stein ca.1905German saying on a 5" tall, 12 oz. stein by Thuemler of Pittsburgh, ca.1905. Saying translates as "Do not divulge quietly, do not divulge aloud, what a friend confided over a glass (of beer)." Has a typical Thuemler handle with the head of King Gambrinus (the patron saint of beer). Minor surface crazing. Grade 9.0-9.5  $40



Mettlach growler from the LA Brewing Co. c.1903Los Angeles Brg. Co. jug lid"Los Angeles Brewing Co. - Los Angeles, California - 1572" on a 9" tall jug by Mettlach. The base  is imprinted with an "03" which indicates the jug was manufactured in 1903. These jugs were was issued to saloons for take out, much like the growlers of today and would have required a deposit.
The top of lid (right) is marked: “This jug is not for sale, it is the property of the Los Angeles Brewing Co. - Kuehnrich - Phone East 82. - U.S. Patent No. 572257.” This patent was issued on Dec. 1, 1896. "Kuenrich" refers to the president of the corporation, Paul Max Kuehnrich.
This jug is free of chips or cracks, which is commonly found on the lip and latch assembly. $375

NOTE: The last one of these jugs I saw for sale was March 2015 on eBay - it sold for $400.

Here's my illustrated essay on
Pre-Pro Western Beer Steins.


Root Beer
(Not actually Breweriana, but a couple of nice "Beers" anyway)

Hires Root Beer mug"Drink Hires - It is Pure" on a 6" tall, stoneware mug ca.1920. Crazing to the clear-coat glaze. Grade 8.5 -9.0  $20




Post Prohibition steins 

1976 Budweiser stein CS4 - image1976 Anheuser-Busch - German Tavern Scene, taller 8" version, made by Ceramarte - (CS-4) near mint.  $25



Budweiser 50th Anniversary CS-571982 Budweiser - 50th Anniversary, 2nd in Holiday series - by Ceramarte, 6½" tall, (CS-57) near mint. $25



1984 Budweiser Holiday stein - Wagon & Team  and Covered Bridge 1984 Budweiser - Team & Wagon with Covered Bridge, 4th in Holiday series - by Ceramarte, 6⅜" tall, (CS-62) near mint. $15



1986 Budweiser Holiday stein - Traditional Houses and Team & Wagon 1986 Budweiser - Traditional Houses with Team & Wagon, 6th in Holiday series - by Ceramarte, 6½" tall, (CS-66) near mint. $15



Budweiser Beer stein, Stables CS-73 - image1987 Budweiser "Stables" 2nd in the Landmark series. Made by Ceramarte, 7½" tall  - (CS-73) near mint. $20          


Budweiser bottle stein, CS-136 - image1991 Budweiser, 3rd issue in the Label Series called the Bottle Label Stein.  It depicts a labeled Budweiser bottle, c.1890. A-B logo is surrounded by high relief barley and hops. Stein measures 5½" tall, and was made in Brazil by Ceramarte. (CS-136) near mint. $20


Budweised stein, St. Patrick's Day '93 - image1993 issue - "Erin Go Bud" below the Budweiser "bow-tie" logo. 3rd in the St. Patrick's Day series - 5½" tall stein made by Ceramarte. (CS-193)  near mint. $20


A-B 1996 lidded stein (CB-3) A-B 1996 lidded stein (CB-3) - top view1996 "Anheuser-Busch / The World's Largest Brewery" - 7" tall, stein by Ceramarte (CB-3) Collector's Club Membership stein - was available to members only. The stein's lid has an A-B logo insert (right). Near mint condition. $20  


Anheuser-Busch Old lager mug"Anheuser-Busch / Old Lager" on a 4" mug - official A-B product. Near mint cond.  $8



Anheuser-Busch Pale Lager mug"Anheuser-Busch / The Pale Lager" on a 4" mug - official A-B product. Near mint cond.  $8


Leavenworth Brewery stein 2 - image"Leavenworth Brewery - Since 1992" on a 4⅞" stoneware mug. These were produced in limited numbers, in the inaugural year only - ca.1992. The brand now owned by the Fish Brewing Co. of Olympia. Scarce! Grade 9.5  $14



Michelob beer mug by Florence - image"Michelob - Since 1896" in black on a 4½" mug. Ring around rim and base, plus the logo, all in gold. Mug made by Florence Ceramic Co. of Pasadena, ca.1969. Grade 9.5  $8



Coors Light Tappa-Kega-bru beer stein"Coors Light - Tappa-Kega-Bru" (spoof of college fraternities) on a 5¼" tall, ceramic beer stein from the '80s. Some craze lines in the glaze, but no cracks or chips. Overall excellent condition. $16



Coors Brewing Co. mug "Coors Brewing Company - Golden, Colorado" in blue, on a 4¾" tall, ceramic beer stein. Grade 9.5  $10



Michelob ceramic beer mug"Michelob" above their logo of the A-B eagle on a red ribbon. The mug stands 5⅝" tall with three gold stripes. Made in the USA. Some crazing in the narrow area between the bottom two gold lines. Grade 9.0  $12


Schlitz Tenn. stein c.1972"Schlitz" on belted globe logo, above image of plant and "Memphis, Tennessee - Official Dedication May 12, 1972" all in gold. On base: "K-Promotions, Inc. - Milwaukee, Wis." Stein has crazing but displays beautifully. Grade 8.5 - 9.0  $15



Schlitz ceramic beer stein"Schlitz - World's Finest Draught Beer" on 6" tall, ceramic beer stein - with a kick-up base, from the late '50s. Excellent condition (it's whiter than it appears in the photo) $12



Schlitz stoneware stein by Gerz"Schlitz" on the iconic trapezoid logo, on a gold striped emblem above a whaling village scene. This older, .5L stein is 5¼" tall, and made in W. Germany by Gerz. $12



Falstaff Beer stein c.1965"Falstaff Beer" with lion head and shield logo on a 5¼" tall, ceramic beer stein, ca.1965 (the lion was only used from '64 - '69). The initials on the rim are on top of the glaze and can probably be removed if desired. Some crazing to the clear-coat glaze, but still in excellent condition. $12


  Olympic rings logo


Olympic Games Mugs & Steins

Budweiser '84 Summer Olymics stein - imageBudweiser - '84 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, manufactured in 1982 by Ceramarte, 7½" tall - distributed only to Anheuser-Busch wholesalers - (CS-53) near mint. $25


Michelobr '84 Summer Olymics stein - imageMichelob - '84 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, manufactured in 1982 by Ceramarte, 7½" tall - distributed only to Anheuser-Busch wholesalers - (CS-54) near mint. $25

Budweiser'84 Olympics beer mug - click for larger image"Budweiser" on a shield with the Olympic rings. Deeply etched into a 4⅞" tall, fine glass mug. From the '84 Summer Olympics in L.A. Scarce! Excellent cond. $18



European Beer Steins

Pilsner-Urquell Beer steinWick-Werke base mark"Pilsner-Urquell" above the brewery's heraldic logo, on a .5L, 5¼" tall elfenbein (ivory) stoneware stein made by Wick-Werke of Rheinland-Paletinate, Germany (Wick-Werke closed in 1984). The base mark is shown at right. The beer has been produced since 1842 in Pilsen, part of today's Czech Republic. Excellent condition.  $18


Eisgrub-Brau beer stein"Eisgrub-Bräu" on a 4¾" tall, .4L, elfenbein (ivory) stoneware stein by Rastal. From the A. Mainzer Gasthausbrauerei in Mainz, Rheinland-Paletinate, Germany. Excellent condition. $16



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