The word “Stein” is a shortened form of the German word Steinzeugkrug which basically means stoneware jug or tankard. In today’s world stein has come to mean any beer container, regardless of size. Some may agree that our custom printed steins would be more technically appropriate if we called them Personalized Tankards instead. This is because traditionally steins would have a hinged lid. Since our steins do not have the hinged lids they would be beer tankards.
Since the Beer Tankards or Beer Mugs don’t have lids, beer mats came into play which was the initial purpose of the “coaster”. Instead of the coaster going under the beer mug, it was placed on top. The beer mats served the same purpose to tankards as the lid did for the beer stein, which was to keep bugs and other foreign object from crawling or falling into your beer.
Our custom printed beer steins and tankards have become a popular part of several Pubs and Taverns who started a “Mug Club”. Some Pubs have invested in our steins printed with their logo/design and offer their customers the option to purchase one that would be personalized. I have one Tavern who has us print their logo on one side and totally custom print with whatever their customer wants on the reverse side. They then set 2 price options. One price if the stein remains at the tavern for the customer to use with each visit (builds customer loyalty) and a different price if the customer wants to take it home. If you have an idea of how to use our steins to boost your own customer loyalty, please drop us a line, we are very flexible to assist in created a custom program that can suit your vision.
Of course a Photo Beer Stein always makes a great gift for most any reason, we will even help assemble your ideas, even with text. So if you are not a graphics/photo/design guru, no problem, all you need is your imagination and ideas, we will do the rest. Best part, we offer this service within reason at no extra cost. Give us a shout via e-mail with your ideas.