Saturday, 29 December 2012

Cool HB Ring That Was A Veteran Bring Back From WWII

A new addition to my HB collection was a Hofbraeuhaus ring that was brought over to North America as a veteran bring back from WWII. I know very little other than that about the ring. I am curious to know whether a lot of them were produced, or only a few. I am trying to seek additional information about it, but have been unable to locate anything as of yet. If anyone has any information about these rings, I would welcome the additional information.

Friday, 28 December 2012

HB Stein Registry Now Includes Over 100 Steins!

Sorry for the length of time since the last blog entry. Every effort will be made to update it regularly in the new year. The HB Stein Registry for the month of December was just e-mailed out to those who have subscribed by submitting numbered HB steins or other rare steins issued by the Hofbraeuhaus. The registry now includes over 100 numbered steins that include pictures and descriptions. The registry is a great way for HB stein collectors to get into contact with like-minded collectors. The steins submited to the registry are also helping to fuel my research on HB steins, with a particular focus on being able to accurately date the steins and document how they have evolved over the years. Please feel free to submit your numbered HB steins to the registry. They can be submitted to

Friday, 30 March 2012

1870s & 1880s HB Steins

Pictured are four old HB steins that I have in my collection. Three of the steins I believe date from the 1870s (Hofbrauhaus Keller lids and the HB only lid) and one from the 1880s (the one with the trademark HB crown logo on the lid which was trademarked in 1879).

Saturday, 7 January 2012

2 Really Cool Non-HB Finds at a Local Antique Store

Today I found 2 Old Munich Brewery Steins that date before 1900 likely between 1875 and 1890.  One is a Lowenbrau Keller stein that is numbered 50,630 and the other is an Augustinerbrau stein. They both have combed bodies and a ball thumblift. If anyone knows any further information on the steins it would be welcome.