'Vas is Dat?' the world of beer drinking vessels
The Amazing World of Beer Drinking Vessels
Drinking beer goes back more than 5,500 years and perhaps as far as 9,000 years (YAY!) In ancient Iraq, there is a 3,900-year-old Sumerian poem honoring the Ninkasi, the patron goddess of brewing while hieroglyphics reveal that workers in the city of Uruk were often paid in beer .
Beer is drunk through-out the world and, not surprisingly, there are dozens of different types of beer drinking vessels.
We have created a special prize of $300 for "most original" and encourage you to explore some of the strange and unique shapes that beer vessels have used throughout the centuries.
To see photos and descriptions of beer vessels used throughout history, please click here.