Connecticut State Steinholding Championship

We are extremely excited to be partnering with Two Roads Brewing Company once again to bring you the 2023 Connecticut State Steinholding Championship!

We're pumped to be returning to Two Roads Brewing Company to keep growing Steinholding in New England and we're going big again with a Steinholding tournament that spans the great Nutmeg State of Connecticut and culminates with the State Championship Finals on Sunday October 15th, 2023 at 2:30pm at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT! The winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2023 Connecticut State Steinholding Champions and will each receive over $500 in prizes with Two Roads Brewing Company gift cards and Two Roads and USSA swag!

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 and bars across Connecticut 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 Two Roads State Championship Finals. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite CT venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!


2. You can compete at the Two Roads Ok2berfest event, September 16th and 17th, 2023, time TBD. The strongest men's and women's competitors will be invited back to compete in the Final Championship Round WITH HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE! *Note- by home field advantage we mean that the crowd will probably cheer for you more, but otherwise you'll have to work just as hard as everyone else if you want to be the state's best Steinholder*

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 State 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 should 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!

VenueAddressEvent Date
Immanuel Lutheran Church German Fest154 Meadow Street, Bristol, CT 06010August 26th, 2023, at 3:00pm!
Brewery Legitimus283 Main Street, New Hartford, CT 06057September 9th 2023, time TBD
Jealous Monk Social Hall and Beer Garden27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355September 13th, 2023, at 5:00pm!
Broad Brook Brewing Company915 South Street, Suffield, CT 06078September 16th, 2023 at 5:30pm
Two Roads Ok2berfestTwo Roads Brewery, 1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615Qualifying Rounds - September 16th and 17th, 2023, time TBD
NewSylum Brewing Co.36 Keating Farms Ave., Newtown, CT 06470September 17th, 2023, from 3:00-5:00pm!
Milford Oktoberfest1 Shipyard Lane, Milford, CT 06460September 23rd, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Almost Famous Brewing Co.17 Kripes Road, East Granby, CT 06026September 23rd, 2023, time TBD
Caius Farm Brewery101 North Branford Road, Branford, CT 06405Women's Competition: September 23rd, 2023 at 1:00pm
Men's Competition: September 24th, 2023 at 1:00pm
314 Beer Garden314 Wilson Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854September 29th, 2023 at 8:00pm
Concentric Brewing Co.91 Main St, Portland, CT 06480Saturday September 30th, 2023 (Rain Date of October 1st, 2023) time TBD
Powder Ridge Park Oktoberfest99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield CT, 06455October 7th, 2023 at 4:30pm
East Side Restaurant131 Dwight Street, New Britain, CT 06051Thursday October 12th, 2023 at 6:00pm
Nod Hill Brewery137 Ethan Allen Hwy (ROUTE 7), Ridgefield, CT 06877October 14th, 2023, 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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