California State Steinholding Championship

We are very excited to be partnering with Beers In Sac and Natomas Oktoberfest once again to bring you the 2023 California State Steinholding Championship!

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Beers In Sac to bring Steinholding to the West Coast in a BIG way with California's only state-wide Steinholding tournament series that culminates with the State Championship Finals on September 30th, 2023 at 4:00pm at Natomas Oktoberfest in Westlake Community Park in Sacramento, CA! The winner of the men's and women's championship finals will be crowned the 2023 California State Steinholding Champions and will each receive $500 in 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 earn your spot in the finals and get your shot at the big prizes and eternal glory.

How do I qualify for the Finals?

We're partnering with breweries, bars, and festivals across the great state of California to host preliminary qualifying rounds at these venues. The winner of each Qualifying location's men's competition and women's competition will be invited to represent the venue at the Championship Round at Natomas Oktoberfest. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each Qualifying Round competition. We'll be adding more venues as the season progresses, but if your favorite Cali venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered ASAP so you can join the fun!

What are the rules?

U.S. Steinholding Association Official Competition Rules will be used in the Qualifying Round and at the State Finals Competition. There will be a team of USSA-trained 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. And 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
SLO Craft Beer Festival100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405February 24-25th, 2023, time TBD
Visalia Craft Beer Fest820 E Main Street, Visalia, CA 93292March 11th, 2023, time TBD
Elk Grove BrewfestElk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove Florin Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624April 22nd, 2023 time TBD
Track 7 Brewing Co. Sac Beer Week Lagerhaus Event3747 W Pacific Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820April 23rd, 2023 at 3pm!
Viva La Cerveza Beer & Taco Festival100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405May 27, 2023, time TBD
South of Shaw Beer Co.1755 Broadway #107, Fresno, CA 93721September 16th, 2022 at 3:00pm
Track 7 Brewing Co. Oktoberfest826 Professor Ln, #100, Sacramento, CA 95834September 16th, 2023, time TBD
Two Ravens Brewing5054 North Academy Avenue, Suite B, Clovis, CA 93619Saturday, September 16, 2023, time TBD
The Stout House Oktoberfest1294 W 9th St., Upland, CA 91786September 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Crooked Lane Brewing Co.536 Grass Valley HWY, Auburn, CA 95603Sunday, September 17th, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Burning Barrel Brewing Co.11210 Sun Center Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670September 21st, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Hooby's Brewing9 E Main Street, Suite J, Winters, CA 95694September 23, 2023 at 6:00pm
Green Cheek Beer Co.2294 N. Batavia St. STE C., Orange, CA 92865September 24th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Island Brewing Company5049 6th Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013Date/Time TBD
Mission Brewery131 14th Street, San Diego, CA 92101September 30th, 2023 at 4:00pm
Mission Brewery4067 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116September 30th, 2023 at 4:00pm
Knee Deep Brewing Co. Oktoberfest13395 New Airport Rd., Auburn, CA 95602Date/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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