This German ceramic beer boot Mug features beautiful scrolling decoration with gilded accents. Reads " Deutschland - Germany" with a traditional German eagle crest and crests of the German states.
History of "Das Boot!"
Tradition tells that the boot came into use during WWI. At that time, German soldiers, lacking a better drinking vessel, used their own leather boots (patched to hold liquid) for having what was possibly their last beer. The boots were then filled to the top with beer and passed among the regiment soldiers with best wishes for a safe return from battle. American soldiers were introduced to this tradition of drinking from a boot while stationed in Germany after WWII.
The secret to drinking from the boot is to point the toe sideways. When the toe is pointed downward, the boot cannot be easily emptied. When the toe is pointed upwards, the liquid flows out of the boot very quickly and uncontrollably, usually spilling all over the drinker.
Made in Germany by Zoller & Born
Height: approx. 7-3/4"
Volume: 0.4 Liter