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 Sunday October 15th, 2023 at 2:30pm at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT! The winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2023 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.
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!
2. You can compete at the Two Roads Ok2berfest event, September 16th and 17th, 2023, 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*
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.
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!
|Immanuel Lutheran Church German Fest||154 Meadow Street, Bristol, CT 06010||August 26th, 2023, at 3:00pm!|
|Brewery Legitimus||283 Main Street, New Hartford, CT 06057||September 9th 2023, time TBD|
|Jealous Monk Social Hall and Beer Garden||27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355||September 13th, 2023, at 5:00pm!|
|Broad Brook Brewing Company||915 South Street, Suffield, CT 06078||September 16th, 2023 at 5:30pm|
|Two Roads Ok2berfest||Two Roads Brewery, 1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615||Qualifying Rounds - September 16th and 17th, 2023, time TBD|
|NewSylum Brewing Co.||36 Keating Farms Ave., Newtown, CT 06470||September 17th, 2023, from 3:00-5:00pm!|
|Milford Oktoberfest||1 Shipyard Lane, Milford, CT 06460||September 23rd, 2023 at 7:00 pm|
|Almost Famous Brewing Co.||17 Kripes Road, East Granby, CT 06026||September 23rd, 2023, time TBD|
|Caius Farm Brewery||101 North Branford Road, Branford, CT 06405||Women's Competition: September 23rd, 2023 at 1:00pm |
Men's Competition: September 24th, 2023 at 1:00pm
|314 Beer Garden||314 Wilson Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854||September 29th, 2023 at 8:00pm|
|Concentric Brewing Co.||91 Main St, Portland, CT 06480||Saturday September 30th, 2023 (Rain Date of October 1st, 2023) time TBD|
|Powder Ridge Park Oktoberfest||99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield CT, 06455||October 7th, 2023 at 4:30pm|
|East Side Restaurant||131 Dwight Street, New Britain, CT 06051||Thursday October 12th, 2023 at 6:00pm|
|Nod Hill Brewery||137 Ethan Allen Hwy (ROUTE 7), Ridgefield, CT 06877||October 14th, 2023, time TBD|
Want to compete or host a competition in a State Championship tournament? Check out the buttons below for more information!