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 2021 Ohio State Steinholding Championship!

We are very excited to announce our partnership with the Germania Society Of Cincinnati and St. Killian Importing to bring you a state-wide Steinholding tournament that culminates with the State Championship Finals on November 6th, 2021 at Germania Society of Cincinnati! The women's competition will kick off at 6pm, followed by the men's competition at 8pm and the winners will be crowned the 2021 Ohio State Steinholding Champions and will each receive over $500 worth of prizes, gift cards, and Bitburger 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 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 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 45251August 7, 28 and 29, September 18, October 23, 2021, at 6:00pm
Oktoberfest Springboro5 W. Mill St., Springboro, OH 45066September 10 and 11, 2021 - Competitions throughout the days from 6-11PM on Friday, and 4-11PM on Saturday!
Sonder Brewing's Sonder and Friends Oktoberfest8584 Duke Blvd., Mason, OH 45040September 25, 2021 at 5:00pm
Swine City Brewing Company 4614 Industry Dr Fairfield, OH 45014Saturday September 25th, 2021, time TBD
Wilmington Oktoberfest with TinCap Cider59 W. Sugartree St., Wilmington, OH 45177October 2nd, 2021 at 6:00pm
Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Oktoberfest1400 East Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402October 2nd, 2021 at 6:00pm
Sparky's Place Oktoberfest1001 Broad St, Conneaut, OH 44030October 2nd, 2021 at 8:00pm
1487 Brewery7620 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064October 19th, 2021 at 6:00pm
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery111 W McMicken Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202Friday October 22nd, 2021, women's competition at 6:30pm, men's competition at 7:00pm
Wurst Behaved Fest at Lake Rat Brewing110 S Main St., Celina, OH 45822Friday October 22nd at 8pm, Saturday October 23rd, 2021 at half time of OSU Game
Boo N Brew Craft Beer and Music Festival featuring John Michael Montgomery1 West High Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050Friday October 29th, 2021 at 6pm
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