dimpled stein
Beer Glassware

Dimpled Stein

dimpled steinJug glasses, or “dimple mugs”, are shaped more like a large mug with a handle. The dimples prevent the glass slipping out of the fingers in a washing-up bowl, and the design of the glass emphasises strength, also to withstand frequent manual washing. These design features became less important when manual washing was superseded by machine washing from the 1960s onwards. Dimpled glasses are now rarer than the other types and are regarded as more traditional. This sort of glass is also known as a “Handle” or “Jug” due to the handle on the glass. They are popular with drinkers who prefer a traditional beer experience.