Though partially restricted to members-only, this site has a huge amount of free, publicly available and incredibly specific information about all aspects of beer stein history and collecting. Hint: click on the blue dots to access the links. There are exhaustive explanations, for example, of varieties of steins including figural, pre-1850, post WWII, glass, Mettlach, medal, modern, military, and more. It could take a very long time to go through all this knowledge - maybe you'd better pour a beer for your session!
Frank Loevi discusses collecting beer steins, and the history of stein production in Germany and the U.S. Loevi can be reached through his Beer Stein Library, which is a member of our Hall of Fame. Read more »