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
Bock Family Brewing Co.8150 Washington Village Drive, Dayton, OH 45458Local Qualifiers: July 23rd and August 13th

Bock Family Brewing Finals: September 3rd, 2022!
Schnitz Ale Brewery5729 Pearl Rd, Parma, OH, 44129Date / Time TBD
Columbus OktoberfestOhio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211Date / Time TBD
Grainworks Brewing Co.7790 Service Center Dr., West Chester, OH 45069Date / Time TBD
1487 Brewery7620 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064Date / Time TBD
Wilmington Oktoberfest with TinCap Cider59 W. Sugartree St., Wilmington, OH 45177Date / Time TBD

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

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