Connecticut State Steinholding Championship

We are extremely excited to be partnering with Two Roads Brewing Company to bring you the 2022 Connecticut State Steinholding Championship!

We're pumped to be returning to Two Roads Brewing Company to keep growing Steinholding in New England and we're going big again with a Steinholding tournament that spans the great Nutmeg State of Connecticut and culminates with the State Championship Finals on October 8th, 2022 at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT! The winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2022 Connecticut State Steinholding Champions and will each receive over $500 in prizes with Two Roads Brewing Company gift cards and Two Roads and USSA swag!

There are a limited number of spots available for the finals and you'll need to compete at one of our Qualifying Venue partner locations (listed below) to qualify for the finals and get your shot at the big prizes.

How do I qualify for the Finals? Great question! There are two ways:

1. We're partnering with breweries and bars across Connecticut to host preliminary qualifying rounds at these venues. Each location will be sending the winner of their men's competition and women's competition to represent them at the Two Roads State Championship Finals. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite CT venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!

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2. You can compete at the Two Roads Ok2berfest event, Date/Time TBD. The strongest men's and women's competitors will be invited back to compete in the Final Championship Round WITH HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE! *Note- by home field advantage we mean that the crowd will probably cheer for you more, but otherwise you'll have to work just as hard as everyone else if you want to be the state's best Steinholder*

What are the rules?

U.S. Steinholding Association Official Steinholding Rules will be used. There will be a team of official USSA judges at the State Finals, so study up on the rules and spend some time training to make sure your form is clean, or you won't last long in the Championship Round.

Alright, I'm in. Where can I compete?!

Check out the initial competition map and venue list below. Don't see your favorite venue listed? Reach out to them and tell them that you DEMAND STEINHOLDING and they should sign up! We'll be announcing more locations throughout the summer so check back and follow us on FB and IG for updates. Remember- these venues will have limited spaces available for their qualifying rounds, so show up early and register in advance with the venue if you can!

VenueAddressEvent Date
Two Roads Ok2berfestTwo Roads Brewery, 1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615Qualifying Rounds - September 17th and 18th, 2022 - times TBD
Black Hog Brewing Co. 8th Anniversary Party - Contact roan@blackhogbrewing.com to pre-register- $25 competition entry fee also includes the stein and a fill of Black Hog beer!115 Hurley Rd. 9A, Oxford, CT 06478August 27th, 2022 at 4:00pm
Hog River Brewing Co.1429 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106Every Sunday in September at 1:00pm!
Brewery Legitimus283 Main Street, New Hartford, CT 06057September 10th and October 1st, 2022, time TBD
Hopmeadow Brewing Co. Oktoberfest205 Old Farms Road, Avon, Connecticut 06001September 17th, 2022 at 1:30pm
Broad Brook Brewing Company915 South Street, Suffield, CT 06078September 17, 2022 at 5:00pm during the Oktoberfest Kickoff Celebration!
Housatonic River Brewing30 Kent Road, New Milford, CT 06776September 18, 2022 at 4:00pm
Alvarium Beer Co.365 John Downey Drive, Suite B, New Britain, CT 06051September 24th, 2022, Time TBD
Bad Dog Brewing Co.117 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790September 24th, 2022, time TBD
Firefly Hollow Brewing139 Center Street, Bristol CT 06010September 25th, 2022 at 3:00pm
Nod Hill Brewery137 Ethan Allen Hwy (ROUTE 7), Ridgefield, CT 06877September 25, 2022 at 4:00pm
314 Beer Garden314 Wilson Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854September 30th, 2022 at 7:30pm
Bank & Bridge Brewing54 West Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355October 1st, 2022 at 3:00pm
Third Place by Half Full Brewery575 Pacific St, Stamford, CT 06902October 1st, 2022 at 4:00pm - Winners also receive a $25 Third Place gift card!
Spacecat Brewing Co.57 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, CT 06854October 1st, 2022, Time TBD
Powder Ridge Park Oktoberfest99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield CT, 06455October 1st, 2022, time TBD
Concentric Brewing Co.91 Main St, Portland, CT 06480October 1st, 2022, Time TBD
Still Hill Brewery1275 Cromwell Ave., Building C, Unit 9, Rocky Hill, CT 06067Date/Time TBD

Want to compete or host a competition in a State Championship tournament? Check out the buttons below for more information!

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