Welcome to Beer Coaster Mania, your source for Beer
Coaster collecting. This site contains information on where
to find coasters, the very rare and mysterious coasters,
breweriana organizations, free coaster guides, hints for
eBay sellers and buyers, pricing tips and much more.
Coaster collecting has been a very popular hobby for
years. While not as widespread as other breweriana such
as beer cans, beer labels or beer trays, this hobby has
shown a resurgence that came along with the popularity
of microbreweries. More and more new collectors are
joining this hobby every year. New micro coasters make it
very easy for new enthusiasts to be on an equal trading
level with the old time collectors.
Coasters are collected in a variety of ways. You can
collect them by brewery, state, region, country or just
collect everything. There are some people that specialize
only in sports related coasters or those issued during a
specific time period such as WWII or pre-prohibition.
Coasters are not limited to breweries, there are those for
restaurants, bars, sporting events, soda, whiskey, food
and there is even one produced for someone's wedding.
No matter what you collect, there is a coaster that
somehow fits your interest.
Many coasters have minor variations that make them
slightly different. For example, there is a Rheingold coaster
that has printed on the bottom edge the words 'Brewers
for over 115 years'. Every year that this coaster was
used, the years went up until it hit 121 years. Some
collectors would ignore this small difference but most
serious collectors would scramble to find all the different
variations. Other common variations to look for are: the
presence or lack of a union label or printers bug, different
color schemes, inverted (upside down) reverses and
different brewery locations
Antique Dealers and novice collectors can use this site
for pricing items and determining the value of coasters.