I 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).
Quick Look at the Contents
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
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.
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!
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!
Oktoberfest Style Glass Beer Boot / Das Boot – Octoberfest Glass Beer Mug – 2 LiterDCI Beer Boot Mug, X-Large, ClearRecycled Glass Oktoberfest Style 23 Oz Handled Pitcher Drinking Beer Boot Das BootHofbrauhaus Munich Munchen Glass German Beer Boot 1 L Germany OktoberfestEssence of Europe Gifts 1 Liter Das Boot Beer Stein
Easy Related Posts
Chicken Döner Recipe - Erzatz Döner You Can Make at Home
Let me start by saying that this Chicken Döner Recipe is not the same as ...read more
German Drink Recipes For German Mixed Drinks- Order like a Local!
Some people seem horrified that Germans will mix Beer and Soda. But think about it, ...read more
Celebrate Karneval/Fasching with a Karneval Party at Home!
Can't get to one of the big Karneval Fasching Celebrations? No problem! Have a Karneval ...read more
German Hand Blown Glass Ornaments- Delicate Christmas Gems for Your Tree
Inge Glas Bavaria German Gear 1-046-12 German Blown Glass Christmas Ornament My heart broke a little ...read more