The Thirsty Knights is a chapter of Stein Collectors International serving members in the New York/New Jersey area. We meet four times a year to enjoy our passion of serious beer stein collecting in a social setting, and we are far more than a hobby club. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt formal organization, ruled by by-laws. Friendships are made with people who share in a common interest: learning more about the making and history of drinking vessels, and sharing aspects of German culture.

A typical meeting includes steins for sale, a main presentation of serious, accurate and “scholarly” research on a stein related topic (sometimes by a guest speaker), member talks on favorite steins and good food and drink, along with a short meeting on club business. We have both antique and contemporary collectors in our group with wide ranges of collecting interests.

We encourage local people interested in stein collecting to join us for one of our chapter meetings, in order to sample the camaraderie, and share in a learning experience. Membership in the Thirsty Knights is available to all active members of SCI for $15.00 per year, which includes our quarterly newsletter: “The Thirsty Knight Standard.”


Johnsamuel Coleman
201 697 2170
201 342 2796
1st Vice-President

2nd Vice-President
Jon Hoffmann
Lynn Hoffmann
Doris Kohler Stahl

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