This post begins a series of fun beer facts that we have collected while pursuing our enthusiasm for beer.
About a month ago Rich and his roommate gave me a stein and got me thinking about why someone drinking beer might want to cover it with a lid and when this development occured. After some quick research I came across and article in the Beer Stein Library that sufficiently satisfied my curiosity. Apparently the covered stein had its origins in 14th and 15th century efforts to keep the bugs that invariably followed an outbreak of plague from getting into the beer.
For more details check out the article: