Tag Archives: Beer Glasses


Glass Stein/Tankard
20th Century [Celtic] Germany
THE B.L.A.S.T Museum Collection

This Lowenbrau collectible stein is made from thick glass to withstand spirited clinking during merriment. It serves a single 12oz. pour and the handle helps to eliminate heat transfer from the hand to the glass while drinking.



Object : Tankard/Stein
Culture : [Dutch]
Country : Germany
Date : 20th Century
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Drinking Vessels

This Heineken collectible is an example of a mug. A mug is simply a stubby tankard that does not have a lid. This mug is also an eye-catching attraction of the B.L.A.S.T.Museum Tankard And Stein permanent collection.


B.L.A.S.T:Museum Gobblets

                    (1)                   (2)                       (3)

Object : Goblet
Culture : [unknown]
Country : [unknown]
Date : [unknown]
Collection : The B.L.A.S.T. Museum

The Stemmed Abbey goblet vary widely in design and shape. A common characteristic is, all having a wide mouth which allows easy sipping. Many have nucleation sites (etchings), bubble producing bottoms which help beer maintain a frothy head that intensifies aromas.

(1)  A contemporary style goblet,designed to serve a full 12oz.single pour.

(2)  A thick,heavy,glass goblet and is a possible example of the style that may have been used as early as 1200 A.D. by the Aztec culture to drink chocolate, what was believed to be the elixir of the gods. This style is known to be placed in freezers for prolonged periods to serve a frosty pour.

(3) suggested by its slender shaft this may be an Asian style goblet. This Schlitz collectible has finger indentions for easy handling.

Tankards And Steins


Tankards are cylindrical shaped drinking cups with a single handle and may be made of silver, pewter, glass, wood, ceramic, or leather. Hinged lids and glass bottoms are common tankard characteristics.
Steins are very similar  to tankards in shape and use. During the Age of The Black Plague, to prevent diseased flees from getting into beer while drinking, lids were added to steins.

Object : Tankard / Stein
Left : Ceramic without lid.
Center : Ceramic without lid.
Right : Pewter with lid and glass bottom.                                                                                 BLAST Logo
Culture : [Celtic]
Country : Germany
Date : 19th – 20th Century
Collection : B.L.A.S.T.   Museum

American Shaker Pint


The American Shaker Pint glass is considered the traditional pint glass. Its wide mouth allows easy sipping and is used to generally serve American Lager and American Ale. The shaker pint glass is also considered a standard style because their simple shape allows them to be produced easy in mass quantities.

Object : American Shaker Pint
Culture : North American
Country: United States of America
Date : 19th Century
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Museum Drinking Vessel