Beer steins have been around for centuries, and some are quite ornate. It is natural that they would become collectible. Indeed, some countries consider beer drinking a national pastime, and proudly produce extraordinary steins for the consumer to use in the local tavern.
German beer steins are particularly collectible. Some German steins are quite ornate, and can eave be colored by hand. Many have a metallic cap that can open. Some of the most collectible beer steins are of this type.
The ornate beer steins can make wonderful home decor. They can be displayed either as they are on a table or mantle or they can be placed in a display case.