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Keferloher

The name of this barrel-shaped beer mug with a handle made of gray stoneware is derived from the Upper Bavarian municipality of Keferloh (today a district of Grasbrunn), where this mug was first produced. Until 1892 it was the standard container produced millions of times at the annual Munich Oktoberfest and has volumes between 0.5 and 3 liters. From then on, it was gradually replaced by glass jugs, which allow an unobstructed view of the liquid and thus the amount of foam. The Keferloher is the ideal container for beer, but is sometimes used for simple house wine used. Due to the insulating effect of the clay, the drink stays cool longer. In addition, due to the textured surface created by the addition of salt during the firing process, the carbonic acid is retained longer and the beer stays fresh longer. There are variants with and without a flat tin lid. Keferloher has been handcrafted for the Oktoberfest as a souvenir item with the annually changing Oktoberfest poster motif since 1978. See also under wine vessels,

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