We are very excited to announce an historic partnership with Hofbräuhaus Buffalo to bring Steinholding the Empire State and we're going big with a Steinholding tournament series that spans New York and culminates with the State Championship Finals on October 14th, 2023 at 3:00pm at Hofbräuhaus Buffalo! The Hofbräu bier will be flowing, and the winner of the men's and women's competition finals will make New York State Sporting History to be crowned the first ever 2023 New York State Steinholding Champions and will receive over $500 in prizes!
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, bars, and festivals across the Empire State 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 Hofbräuhaus Buffalo State Championship Finals. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite NY venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!
2. You can compete at Hofbräuhaus Buffalo in their preliminary round qualifying competition on September 30th, time TBD and the winners will be invited to move on to compete in the State Championship Finals.
U.S. Steinholding Association Official Steinholding Rules will be used. There will be a team of official USSA judges at the 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 need to sign up! We'll be announcing more locations throughout the summer and fall 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!
|Tap That Tap Room||363 Delaware St., Tonawanda, NY 14150||September 7th and 21st, 2023 at 6:30 pm|
|Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop||444 Center St., Lewiston, NY 14092||September 9th, 2023 at 2:30pm||The Ale House||3744 Vestal Pkwy E., Vestal, NY 13850||September 14th, 2023 at 6:30pm|
|Eli Fish Brewing Co.||109 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020||Prelim Competition Dates/Times TBD |
Local Finals: September 16th, 2023, time TBD
|Oktoberfest Rochester hosted by Rohrbach Brewing Co.||280 North Union Street, Rochester NY 14609||September 22nd, 2023 from 6:00-9:00pm|
|Hamburg Oktoberfest||59 Lake St., Hamburg, NY 14075||September 23, 2023, time TBD|
|Candyman Pizza / Caputis Sheridan Pub||2347 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda, NY 14150||September 28, 2023 at 7:30pm|
|Truffle Honey Eatery||3943 Route 394, Mayville, NY 14757||September 29th-30th, 2023 at 5:00 pm|
|Solera Taphouse Oktoberfest||4393 State Route 414, Burdett, NY 148||September 30th, 2023 at 3:00pm|
|Hofbräuhaus Buffalo||190 Scott Street, Buffalo, New York 14204||Prelim Qualifying Round: September 30th|
State Finals: Saturday October 14th, 2023 at 3:00pm
|A.W. Wander Oktoberfest||145 East Seneca St., Manlius, NY 13104||October 1st, 2023 at 4:00pm|
|Beerhead Bar and Eatery Rochester||1401 Mt Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14620||October 5th, 2023 at 7:00 pm|
|Flahertys' Annual Hoistathon and Oktoberfest||60 W Main St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472||October 5th, 2023 at 7:30 PM|
|Nickel City BrewZ||5175 Broadway #1, Depew, NY 14043||Practice/For Fun Matches: September 15, 23, and 30, 2023 at 7 & 8pm; Official Nickel City Qualifier: October 6, 2023 at 6:30pm|
|Rusty Nickel Brewing||4350 Seneca St., West Seneca, NY 14224||October 7th, 2023, time TBD|
|Prison City Brewing Oktoberfest||251 North St., Auburn, NY 13021||October 8th, 2023 at 2:45 pm|
Want to compete or host a competition in a State Championship tournament? Check out the buttons below for more information!