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Beer Stein

The word "stein" is a shortened form of "Steinzeugkrug", which is German for stoneware jug or tankard.

"Hopfen und Malz, Gott erhalts"

This traditional German toast (translation: Hops and malts, God provides) reflects the practice of German brewing as governed by the Reinheitsgebot (Bavarian purity law) which states that beer should be made of three ingredients: water, barley and hops. This law was codified in the 16th century, long before scientific studies identified yeast as a requirement for beer fermentation.

Image of Beer Stein

Photo by Barbara Kern

This beer stein features a traditional German toast.