|Statement of Purpose
Beer Stein College is designed to be an adjunct to Stein Collectors International, not a competitor. Beer Stein College has no membership and no publication such as the Beer Stein Magazine, Prosit. Stein Collectors International conducts an annual convention with speakers and round tables, but most of the people are there to conduct association business, to socialize, visit local attractions and buy a couple of beer steins, good reasons all. However, there is a small group of members who want more in the way of an educational experience and less about the grand kids, or how good, or poor, the breakfast buffet was.
Beer Stein College gets together once a year, in different locations around the country and is designed to be an intensive learning experience each and every time. Each two day session is attended by collectors who want to learn more about their hobby, or to share their knowledge and new discoveries with others. There are a lot of long standing mis-conceptions about factories, their products and the people that operated them, as those who attend these sessions find out. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, "It's not that our stein collector friends are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so." If you would like to receive e-mail notification of up-coming events, click HERE.