Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship

We are honored to be partnering with ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) and Sam Adams to bring you the 2023 Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship!

We are very excited to announce our partnership with ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) to bring Steinholding back to PA's Lehigh Valley and we're going big with a Steinholding tournament series that spans the great state of Pennsylvania and culminates with the State Championship Finals on October 14th, 2023 at 6pm at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA! The Sam Adams Octoberfest beer will be flowing, and the winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2023 Pennsylvania State Steinholding Champions and will each receive a $500 cash prize!

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, bars, and festivals across our home state of Pennsylvania 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 ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest State Championship Finals. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite PA venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!


2. You can compete at ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest in their Qualifier Competition on Saturday, October 7th at 6pm. Registration is required, please fill out the form here to participate!

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 last long in the Championship Round!

Alright, I'm in. 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 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!

VenueAddressCompetition Date
Sprankle's Market Octoberfest190 Horne Ave Saxonburg, PA 16056September 9th, 2023, Qualifying Heats throughout the day:
Men's Qual. Heats: 12:50, 1:10, 2:10, and 2:30pm
Women's Qual. Heats: 1:00, 1:20, 2:20, and 2:40pm
Men's Semi-finals: 3:30pm and 3:50pm
Women's Semi-finals: 3:40pm and 4:00pm
Men's Finals: 4:50pm
Women's Finals: 5:00pm
Oakbrook Brewing Co.628 Park Ave, Reading, PA 19611September 9th, 2023, sign ups at 4:00pm, competition at 5:00pm
Allusion Brewing Co. / Vandergrift Oktoberfest143 Grant Ave, Vandergrift, PA 15690 September 16th, 2023
Men's Matches: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00pm
Women's Matches: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30pm
Saucony Creek Brewing Co.15032 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530September 16, 2023 at 2:30 pm
Ship Bottom Brewery Oktoberfest5 Park Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081September 16th, 2023 at 3:00pm!
Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest722 South Chiques Rd., Manheim, PA 17545September 16th, 2023 at 6:15pm!
Philadelphia Zoo OktoBEARfest3400 W Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104September 16th, 2023 at 7:45pm, 8:15pm and 8:45pm!
Groove Brewing1401 Sanderson Ave, Scranton, PA 18509September 16th, 2023, time TBD
Well Crafted Beer Company310 Madison Street, Lansdale, PA 19446September 23th, 2023 at 6:00 PM
The Proper Brewing Company117 W Broad Street, Quakertown, PA 18951September 24th, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Yergey Brewing Yergfest235 Main St, Emmaus, PA 18049September 24th, 2023, time TBD
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Oktoberfest73 Welwood Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428September 24th, 2023 at 2:00pm- Competition will have a $20 entrance fee (which includes a liter of beer and stein to keep!) and the local winners receive a $50 gift card and WBC swag! Call (570) 390-7933 to reserve your spot in advance!
Tannery Run Brew Works131 E Butler Ave., Ambler, PA 19002September 24th, 2023 - Women's competition at 3:00 pm; Men's competition at 3:30 pm
Old Forge Brewing Co.532 Mill Street, Danville, PA 17821September 30th, 2023, Women's competition at 2:00pm, Men's at 2:30pm
Half Barrel Brewing at Beltzville Beverage70 Church Dr, Palmerton, PA 18071September 30th, 2023 at 5:30pm
Clarion River Brewing Co.'s Autumn Leaf Festival600 Main St., Clarion, PA 16214October 7th, 2023 at 11:30am (registration opens at 10:30am)
Allegheny Creek Brewing Co.690 Allegheny Road, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343October 7th, 2023 at 5:00 pm
ArtsQuest's Oktoberfest Bethlehem101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015State Championship Qualifier: October 7th, 2023 at 6:00pm (Register Here)

State Championship Finals: October 14th, 2023 at 6:00pm
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company100 Shawnee Inn Dr., Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356Date/Time TBD
Rural City Beer Co.6 North Reamstown Road Reamstown, PA, 17567Date/Time TBD
Bonn Place Brewing310-14 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015Date/Time TBD
Wolf Brewing Co.100 Legacy Park Drive, Suite 400, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055Date / Time TBD
Artillery Brewing Co.4221 Ferne Blvd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026Date / 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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