You’re Invited To An Unexpected Party! Taverncraft proudly announces that starting today fans can pre-order the latest stein in the ongoing series based on the literary masterpieces The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Illustrated by premier fantasy artist Matthew Stawicki, Bilbo: An Unexpected Party features Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin and his company of dwarves all in festive form. Visit to learn more about this incredible stein and pre-order yours today.

Each Bilbo: An Unexpected Party stein stands over 10″ (25.4 cm) tall and is handcrafted from authentic fine-grain stoneware. The stein feature panoramic bas-relief sculpting and a sculpted pewter lid featuring the legendary “One Ring to rule them all” plated with 18K gold.

Bilbo: An Unexpected Party stein will retail for $129.99 (Plus S/H) and is scheduled to ship June 2011. Additional images and information, along with ordering details, are available at