My first stein.
So wikipedia history has it noted that possibly the stein was invented in the 14th century to prevent diseased fleas from getting into one’s beer during the black plague. Seems like a worthwhile invention to me as the last time I was drinking beer around diseased fleas, I completely realized that this was a sad time to have left my stein at home.
I wish there was some romantic story about how this stein came into my possession. Something like it was a parting gift from a lovely German lass who decided I was too old for her. Hence the, “A cheerful spirit and a fresh drink, Spice life and help staying young.” Or maybe, I won it after beating some Germans in a drinking competition. If you have a better translation please let me know.
But alas, tis not to be. Ebay brought this stein to me and there is no lovely story attached other than it will definitely keep the diseased fleas out of my drink and quite frankly this is good enough for me.
Our buddy Joe (Read Lo Go, Lo Go and Der Biergarten) also stores a stein here for that occasion. If you are a regular, I am sure we can find a spot for yours as well.
Hello earthlings. I have been sent here to open a brewery. I hope you have time over the next year to check in from time to time and see our progress (or lack there of at times).
Morning beer delivery at Tynan’s Bridge House Bar in Kilkenny, Ireland.