We are very excited to be partnering with the Altstadt Brewery as the host venue for our first ever 2023 Texas Steinholding State Championship Finals! Since Steinholding is always better when there's great beer in your glass, we couldn't be happier to work with a brewery that is so well known for their outstanding German beer styles! The best Steinholders from across the state will come together at Altstadt Brewery in Fredericksburg during the Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday October 21st, 2023 where the winners will be crowned the 2023 Texas State Steinholding Champions and will each receive over $500 worth of prizes!
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.
1. Festivals, breweries, and bars across Texas are hosting preliminary qualifying rounds! The winners from the men's competition and women's competition at each location will be invited to represent their qualifying location at the Altstadt Brewery Championship Match. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!
2. You can compete at Altstadt's Oktoberfest at a last-minute Qualifying Competition earlier on the day of the State Finals on October 21st, 2023! That's right- for the first time in USSA State Finals history, you'll have an opportunity to qualify for the State Finals on the same day if you missed your chance to qualify at one of our other Qualifying Venues! But you had better be ready to work even harder, because competing twice in a day is extremely difficult!
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!
Check out the initial state competition map and venue list below. Don't see your favorite venue listed? Let them know that you DEMAND STEINHOLDING so they best sign up! We'll be announcing more locations throughout the summer as registrations come in 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!
|12 Fox Beer Co||4700 W Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620||July 22nd, 2023 at 2:00pm!|
|Pondaseta Brewing Co.||7500 SW 45th Ave Amarillo, TX 79119||August 18th, 2023 at 6:00pm!|
|Lakewood Brewing Co.||2302 Executive Dr., Garland, TX 75041||September 2, 2023, Women's competition at 6pm, men's at 6:30pm|
|Turning Point Beer||1309 Brown Trail, Bedford, TX 76022||September 9th, 2023 from 3:00-5:00pm!|
|Walking Stick Brewing Co.||957 Wakefield Dr., Houston, TX 77018||September 15th, 2023, time TBD|
|Fortress BeerWorks Oktoberfest||2606 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, Texas 77388||September 16th, 2023 at 5:00pm|
|Grain Theory Brewery||202 Pine Street, Suite 201, Abilene, TX 79601||Prelim Round: September 16th, 2023; Local Finals: October 7th, 2023, times TBD|
|Phantom Warrior Brewing||400 Cheyene Drive, Killeen TX 76542||September 16th, 2023, time TBD|
|SpindleTap Brewery||10622 Hirsch Rd, Houston, TX 77016||September 23rd, 2023 at 2:00pm|
|Beerburg Brewing Co.||13476 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736||September 23rd, 2023 at 2:00pm|
|Boerne BierFest||The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road, Boerne TX 78006||Saturday September 23rd, 2023 at 2:30pm|
|3 Nations Brewing Co.||1033 E. Vandergriff Dr., Carrollton, TX 75006||September 23rd, 2023 at 3:00pm|
|Black Laboratory Brewing||1602 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78202||September 23, 2023 at 4:00 pm|
|The Hoppy Monk||1010 N Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, TX 78232||September 23rd at 7:30pm!|
|Second Pitch Beer Company||11935 Starcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78247||September 24, 2023 at 6:00pm|
|Legacy Hall Oktoberfeast||7800 Windrose Ave., Plano, TX, 75024||September 30th, 2023 at 12:00pm|
|Javelina Watering Hole Brewing Co.||211 E. Caesar Ave, Suite C, Kingsville, TX 78363||September 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm|
|Siren Rock Brewing Co.||310 South Goliad St., Rockwall, TX 75087||September 30, 2023 at 7:00pm|
|Longtab Brewing Company||4700 Timco W, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78238||September 30th and October 7th, 2023 at 7:00pm|
|Stuttgarden Tavern Galveston||111 23rd St., Galveston, TX 77550||October 7, 2023 at 6:00-8:00pm|
|Muenster Oktoberfest||301 N. Ash St., Muenster, TX 76252||October 7, 2023 at 7:30pm|
|Central Machine Works Brewery||4824 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702||October 7th, 2023, time TBD|
|Ghost Note Brewing||23663 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620||October 7th, 2023, time TBD|
|Twisted X Brewing Co.||23455 W RR 150, Dripping Springs, TX 78620||October 14, 2023 at 4:30pm|
|Oktoberfest Southlake||1256 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092||October 14th, 2023 at 6:30pm|
|Austin Saengerrunde Austoberfest||1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701||October 14, 2023, time TBD|
|Alamo Beer Company||202 Lamar Street, San Antonio, TX 78202||October 18th, 2023 / Time TBD|
|Altstadt Brewery||6120 East US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624||Qualifier AND State Finals on Saturday October 21st, 2023, Qualifier: 2:00pm (sign-up starting at 12pm), State Finals: 5:00pm|
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