Connecticut State Steinholding Championship

We are extremely excited to be partnering with Two Roads Brewing Company and the Connecticut Brewers Guild to bring you the 2021 Connecticut State Steinholding Championship!

We're pumped to announce our partnership with Two Roads Brewing Company and Connecticut Brewers Guild to bring Steinholding to New England and we're going big with a Steinholding tournament that spans the great Nutmeg State of Connecticut and culminates with the State Championship Finals on Sunday October 3rd, 2021 at 1:30pm at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT! The winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2021 Connecticut State Steinholding Champions and will each receive a $400 Two Roads Brewing Company gift card, and Two Roads Brewing 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!


2. You can compete at the Two Roads Ok2berfest event, on September 18th at 2:00pm and September 19th at 4:00pm. 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. So 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 so they best 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
Hop Culture Farms & Brewing Co.144 Cato Corner Road, Colchester CT, 06415September 11th, 2021 - Men's Competitions at 1:00 and 5:00pm; Women's Competitions at 2:00 and 6:00pm!
Hopmeadow Brewing Co.205 Old Farms Road, Avon, Connecticut 06001September 17th and 24th, 2021 at 6:00pm
Two Roads Ok2berfestTwo Roads Brewery, 1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615Qualifying Rounds - September 18th at 2:00pm and September 19th at 4:00pm
Third Place by Half Full Brewery575 Pacific St, Stamford, CT 06902September 18th, 2021 at 3:00pm - Winners also receive a 2-year membership to the Mug Club!
Broad Brook Brewing Company915 South Street, Suffield, CT 06078September 18, 2021 at 5:00pm during the Oktoberfest and Lagerfest Kickoff Celebration!
Bank & Bridge Brewing54 West Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355September 24th, 2021 at 8:00pm
Brewery Legitimus283 Main Street, New Hartford, CT 06057September 25, 2021 at 1:00pm
Nod Hill Brewery137 Ethan Allen Hwy (ROUTE 7), Ridgefield, CT 06877September 25, 2021 at 5:30pm
Powder Ridge Park Oktoberfest283 Main Street, New Hartford, CT 06057October 2nd, 2021 at 5:30pm
Firefly Hollow Brewing139 Center Street, Bristol CT 06010Date TBD; Time TBD
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