Ohio State Steinholding Championship

We are excited to be partnering with Germania Society of Cincinnati and St. Killian Importing, importer of Bitburger Beer, to bring you the 2022 Ohio State Steinholding Championship!

We are very excited to announce our continuing partnership with the Germania Society Of Cincinnati and St. Killian Importing to bring you another state-wide Steinholding tournament that culminates with the State Championship Finals at Germania Society of Cincinnati on October 22nd, 2022! The winners will be crowned the 2022 Ohio State Steinholding Champions and will each receive over $500 worth of prizes, including swag from Bitburger!

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 festivals, breweries, and bars across Ohio 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 Germania Cincinnati Championship Round. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite Ohio venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!


2. You can compete at one of Germania Society Cincinnati's events throughout the summer and fall on May 7th, June 4th, July 9th, July 30th, and August 26-28th, 2022 to qualify and represent Germania Cincy with the home field advantage for the finals!

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 finals, so study up on the rules and spend some time training to make sure your form is clean, or you won't make it far 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!

VenueAddressCompetition Date
Germania Society of Cincinnati3529 W Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251May 7th, June 4th, July 9th, July 30th, August 26-28th, 2022
Grainworks Brewing Co. Oktoberfest Season Opener7790 Service Center Dr., West Chester, OH 45069August 6th, 2022 at 4:00pm
Schnitz Ale Brewery5729 Pearl Rd, Parma, OH, 44129August 17th, 2022 at 6:00pm
Mecklenburg Gardens302 E University Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219August 19th, 2022 at 7:00pm
Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Oktoberfest1400 East Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402Local Qualifying Rounds: August 12th and 13th, and October 8th, 2022 time TBD
Local Finals: October 8th, 2022 time TBD
Bock Family Brewing Co.8150 Washington Village Drive, Dayton, OH 45458Local Qualifiers: July 23rd and August 13th

Bock Family Brewing Finals: September 3rd, 2022!
Brink Brewing Co.5905 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224September 3rd, 2022 at 8:00pm
The Phoenix Brewing Co.131 North Diamond St., Mansfield, OH 44902Qualifiers: September 7th and 14th at 6:00pm, and September 17th at noon
Local Finals: September 17th, 2022 at 3:30pm during Oktoberfest party
Oktoberfest Springboro5 W. Mill St., Springboro, OH 45066September 9th and 10th, 2022 - Competitions throughout both days from 6-11PM on Friday, and 4-11PM on Saturday!
Columbus OktoberfestOhio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211September 10th, 2022 at 8:00pm
Warped Wing Brewing Co.
is hosting their own tournament across their locations!
Qualifier: Warped Wing Barrel Room & Smokery
25 Wright Station Way Springboro, OH 45066

Qualifier: Warped Wing Brewing Co.
26 Wyandot St., Dayton, OH 45402

Qualifier: Warped Wing Brewpub and Smokery
5650 Tylersville Rd., Mason, OH 45040

WW Finals:
Warped Wing Barrel Room & Smokery
25 Wright Station Way, Springboro, OH 45066
September 13th, 2022 at 7:30pm

September 20th, 2022 at 7:30pm

September 27, 2022 at 7:30pm

Finals: October 5th, 2022 at 7:00pm
Outerbelt Brewing3560 Dolson Court, Ste A, Carroll, OH 43112September 17th, 2022 at 7:00pm
St. Jude's Oktoberfest5924 Bridgetown Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45248September 24th, 2022 at 6:00pm, 8:00pm, and 10:00pm
1487 Brewery7620 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064September 24th, 2022 at 11:30am
Sonder Brewing's Sonder and Friends Oktoberfest8584 Duke Blvd., Mason, OH 45040September 24, 2022, time TBD
Wilmington Oktoberfest with TinCap Cider59 W. Sugartree St., Wilmington, OH 45177October 1st, 2022 at 6:00pm
Swine City Brewing Co.'s Swinefest4614 Industry Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014October 1st, 2022, time TBD
Loose Ends Brewing Co.890 S. Main Street, Centerville, OH 45458October 5th, 2022 at 5:00pm
Downtown Chillicothe Oktoberfest45 E Main St, Chillicothe, OH 45601October 8th, 2022 at 7:30pm
HofbrÀuhaus Cleveland1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114October 14th, 2022 at 7:00pm

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

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