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Where to Get a Personalized Beer Boot- And What to DO With it!

Where to Get a Personalized Beer Boot- And What to DO With it!

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personalized beer bootI remember the first time I saw a Beer Boot… I was 18 years old in Heidelberg, and a group of friends and I were in a Gasthaus where a Beer Boot competition was happening. I’m happy  to report that my Texan friend  won hands down (several times…) His prize? a Beer Boot to take home.  It turns out, you can get a Personalized Beer Boot for your home bar! Or maybe get one for that special friend with the hollow leg… (like my buddy Cuddles…)

Find out a little more about German Beer Boot History, and where you can get a German glass Beer boot mug for yourself (or a friend).

German Beer Boot History

Over a century ago, according to legend, a Prussian general promised his troops that he would drink beer from his boot if they won a battle. But after they did, good sense prevailed, and the general saved his boot leather (and avoided the unpleasant flavor of feet in his beer) by asking a local glass maker to create a boot shaped beer glass. Soldiers have been celebrating victory with a beer boot ever since.

Another story tells that in WWI, before battle, German Soldiers would share a last beer that they passed around in a boot, because they didn’t have a glass. This story makes no sense to me because 1. Why didn’t they just pass around the bottle of beer? 2. No German soldier would be stupid enough to get his boot soaking wet before a cold battle. 3. It’s just icky.

The German Glass Beer Boot Mug Drinking Challenge

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photo courtesy flickr- Theopie

Is it a glass? Is it a mug? Is it a boot? Who cares! As long as there is beer in it! In recent years, the Beer Boot has become a drinking challenge or game. Remember, if it is your turn to drink, always point the tip of the boot DOWN until you have reached the bottom, then rotate… otherwise you could end up with a face full of beer.

Beer Boot Game Rules

Get a Boot of Beer and a circle of friends around the table and play…Take a good long swig of the Beer, and pass it along.
1. The Boot may not be put down… it must be passed along.
2. If you get splashed in the face, you must drink again (and you look silly)
3. The person who drank BEFORE the person who finished must buy the next round.

Never never never clink Beer boots or slam them to the table… they could break! Then you are not only buying a new round, you will be buying a new Beer Boot!

Where to Buy a Personalized Beer Boot

Whether you are buying a Beer Boot for yourself… or as a gift (maybe for drinking buddies or grooms men, there are several engraving styles to choose from.

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Get a Custom Image on your German Beer Boot Glass!

Upload an image or that you like… or ask for help picking the image that works for you… and this company will custom etch the image into your Beer Boot for a one-of-a-kind collectible! Choose from 1 or 2 liter sized boot!

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Other German Style Beer Boot Mugs

Having a name or initials on a beer boot is not your thing? There are other Beer Boots out there… just waiting to be filled with your favorite beer!
Just remember! KEEP THE TOE DOWN!

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Hand Crafted Personalized Gifts

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Comment(2)

  1. HI Karen,

    it’s Philip, your possible new friend from South Africa.

    wrt the beer boot, or Der Stiefel. This has to be passed from person to person with each one drinking. First one to get a splash in the face or the second last one to drink buys the next round.

    But …….. the whole group has to sing this (Sorry couldn’t find a more raucous version)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9TjlgBFmqk

    Stieflein muß sterben,
    Ist noch so jung, jung, jung
    Stieflein muß sterben,
    Ist noch so jung,
    Wenn das der Absatz wüßt,
    Daß Stieflein sterben müßt,
    Würd er sich kränken bis in den Tod.

    Sure, not exactly Goethe or Schiller, but lots of fun…..

    Regards
    Phil

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