It’s thick, sturdy, and multi-purpose… Our subject is of course, the main-stay of any party, gathering, or bar – the beer-mug. These hefty glasses can survive through almost any temperature; a frosty chill in the freezer or the hot water from the dishwasher and it’s still ready for more.
With most glassware such as your fragile wine glasses, stemware etc., it’s a nice change of pace to enjoy a durable addition to your collection.
So where did it come from?
Beer was originally held in earthenware or wood. These containers were quite fragile and often broke. While infinitely preferable, only the wealthy could afford to have a solid pewter or silver mug. Lids were added during the 1400’s to prevent flies carrying the black plague from getting into the beer.
In the present
The pewter and silver mugs certainly had personality, but often added a metallic aftertaste to the beer. Many materials have been tried throughout the years, but most taint the taste of beer. Finally, glass was selected as the preferred medium because it not only allows you to enjoy the pure untainted flavor of your favorite drink, but also provides a long held chill when frosted.
Decisions, decisions, decisions... There seems to be no limit to your options when it comes to choosing a set of beer mugs. We’ll make things simple for you. Pick the size and look you like best. It’s difficult to go wrong with a set of beer mugs, as the glass is sturdy, the container is all purpose, and the style is timeless.
If you cannot find a style that suits your taste or décor, there are many options for customizing your mugs. Frosting, engraving, or even colored prints. With a little artistic expression, you will end up with mugs both you and your guests can appreciate.
Did you know?
Beer is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to mankind. It dates farther back than 4,000 B.C. and is still one of the most popular beverages in the world.
Enjoy your cold beer in a sturdy and stylish frosty mug, the way it was meant to be.