Welcome to "Kannenbackerland"
Kannenbackerland is an area in Germany known as the original German beer stein producer. Authenticity is important to us, which is why you'll find that many of our steins are handmade in Germany with centuries old designs that inspire nostalgia for many of our customers.
For the Mantle
Not all Beer Steins are made for drinking, some are made for decorative purposes. The world's largest beer stein can hold more than 30 liters of beer, stands at more than 4 feet in height and weighs more than 35 pounds. While it is impressive, it isn't the easiest Beer Stein to drink from.
Lids keep your Beer Fresh
It is believed by some that the lid was implemented during the Black Plague to prevent disease from getting into beer. Several of the steins we sell come with traditional pewter lids designed to keep your beer fresh and free of debris. Prost!
Beer steins are often passed down from generation to generation. Families can do this because, for centuries, these ceramic steins have been handmade to last in the Westerwald region in Germany, by some of the world's best potters. The designs on almost all of our steins have antique origins.
German Tradition in your Home!
There's no need to travel to Germany just to find the perfect traditional German stein. We stock the largest and most complete selection of traditional ceramic German steins available from top brands like King Werks, Zoller and Born and Thewalt. No matter what style of stein you are looking for, you are sure to find it right here!
Its all about Selection:
We have a great collection of King-Werks Traditional Steins and Zoeller & Born's Traditional Steins.
The official logo
Each year, Oktoberfest Munchen runs a contest to create the official logo for Oktoberfest. The winner's logo design is then used on all kinds of merchandise: t-shirts, mugs, steins, hats, umbrellas, posters, etc.
Why should I measure my head?
Simply because your head size changes: losing a couple of pounds, getting a hair cut can change the size of your head.
Our hats fit head measurements from 21 1/8 inches to 23 7/8 inches. With standard head measurements for men's hats being 22 5/8 inches, and the standard head measurement for women's hats being 21 1/2 inches, we try to cover every head, from small to extra-large.
To get an accurate measurement use a non-stretch cloth measuring tape instead of a plastic one.
Go for a comfortably snug fit, not too tight and certainly not too loose. The use of a hat may also determine its best fit: a tighter hat stays on better when its windy outside.
Take your time
Place the measuring tape around the widest part of your head, resting it where you like your hat to sit.
Fit is very subjective
Some people wear their hats low, some at an angle and some quite high. Some prefer their fedoras to be angled.
When you've got the tape positioned, join the leading edge to the tape at any comfortable spot on your forehead and note the number of inches, including fractions of an inch.
Then simply compare the number of inches to the chart below to find your hat measurement.
A word of advice
Remember, if your measurement falls somewhere in the middle of a size range, it's advisable to choose the next largest size. Same with when you're trying to decided between "S/M" or "L/XL".
You will notice that some of our hats are "one size fits most". These hats generally have an elastic sweatband to accommodate a wide range of sizes.