Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship

We are honored to be partnering with Bethlehem SteelStacks Oktoberfest and Sam Adams to bring you the 2022 Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship!

We are very excited to announce our partnership with the SteelStacks Bethlehem Oktoberfest 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 9th, 2022 at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA! The Sam Adams Oktoberfest will be flowing, and the winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2022 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 the SteelStacks State Championship Round. 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 every hour, on the hour, at the SteelStacks Oktoberfest during festival hours (aside from the opening and closing hour) on (dates TBD). The winners of each heat will be invited back on Sunday October 1st, 2022 for the local finals and the winners of that event will move on to compete in the Championship Finals Round on October 9th, 2022 for the title of State Champion.

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. 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 10, 2022, Qualifying Heats throughout the day with the final round in the evening, time TBD
East Branch Brewing Co.202 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335September 17th, 2022 at 3:00pm
Groove Brewing1344 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18509September 17th, 2022, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Wallenpaupack BrewingWallenpaupack Brewing Company73 Welwood Avenue Hawley, PA 18428September 18th, 2022 at 2:00pm
Yergey Brewing235 Main St, Emmaus, PA 18049September 25th, 2022 time TBD, during Yergfest 2022
Half Barrel Brewing201 N. Main Ln, Lehighton, PA 18235October 1st, 2022, time TBD
Shy Bear Brewing35 Meadowbrook Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044October 1st, 2022 at 12:00pm
Cobblehaus Brewing Co.1021 5th Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108Date / Time TBD
Downriver Brewing Co.564 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360Date / Time TBD
Funk Brewing Elizabethtown28 S Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022Date / Time TBD
Seven Sirens Brewing327 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18105Date / Time TBD
Bonn Place Brewing310-14 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015Date / 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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