Massachusetts State Steinholding Championship

We're partnering with Jack's Abby Craft Lagers to bring you the 2023 Massachusetts State Steinholding Championship!

Jack's Abby

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Jack's Abby Craft Lagers to bring more Steinholding to New England! We're going big with a Steinholding tournament series that spans the great state of Massachusetts and culminates with the State Championship Finals on October 1st, 2023 at 2:00pm at the Jack's Abby Oktoberfest in Framingham, MA! The winner of the men's and women's competition finals will be crowned the 2023 Massachusetts State Steinholding Champions and will each receive prizes valued at $500 including Jack's Abby gift cards and 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, bars, and festivals across Massachusetts who will host preliminary qualifying rounds. The winner of each venue's men's competition and women's competition will be invited to represent them at the Jack's Abby State Championship Finals Round. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite Mass. venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!


2. You can compete at Jack's Abby Oktoberfest on September 23rd, 2023 at 2:00pm. The top men and women competitors on 09/23 will be invited back to compete in the Championship Finals Round on October 1st, 2023 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
Idle Hands Craft Ales
Oktoberfest and Anniversary Party
89 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148September 9th, 2023, at 4:00pm
Boylston Schul Verein Oktoberfest8 County St., Walpole, MA 02081September 9th and 10th, 2023- competitions throughout both days with a "Finals" match at the end of each day!
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers' Volksfest at TimeOut Market401 Park Dr., Boston, MA 02215September 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Tackle Box Brewing Co.416 Boston Post Rd E., Marlborough, MA 01752September 15th, 2023 at 7:00pm
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers' Best Festin' Party at Bell In Hand Tavern45-55 Union St., Boston, MA 02108September 16, 2023 at 1:30 pm
Save Our River Fest with NBPT Cornhole25 Low St., Newburyport, MA 01950September 16th, 2023, time TBD
Oak & Iron Brewing Co.18 Red Spring Rd., Andover, MA 01810September 16th, 2023, time TBD
Medusa Brewing Co.1 Houghton St., Hudson, MA 01749September 23, 2023 at 4:15pm
Stellwagen Beer Co.100 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050September 23rd, 2023 - Women's competition at 3:00pm, Men's competition at 4:00pm!
Marlborough Brewers Association Oktoberfest277 Main Street Marlborough, MA 01752Saturday, September 23rd at 4:30PM
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers100 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA 01702Qualifying Rounds: Saturday September 23rd, 2023 at 2:00pm - Top men and women competitor are each invited back for the State Finals!

State Finals: October 1st, 2023 at 2:00pm!
Over The Charles Rooftop Bar at The DoubleTree with Jack's Abby400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA 02134September 28th, 2023, time TBD
Distraction Brewing Company2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale, MA 02131Friday September 29th, 2023, time TBD
Gardner Ale House/Moon Hill Brewing Co. Oktoberfest and Chair Luge74 Parker St., Gardner, MA 01440September 30th, 2023 at 1:00pm
Great Marsh Brewing Co. Oktoberfest99 Main Street, Essex, MA, 01929Saturday September 30th, 2023- men's competition at 3:00pm, women's competition at 3:30pm
Skyline Beer Co.98 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA 01085September 30th, 2023 at 5:30pm

Want to compete or host a competition in a State Championship tournament? Check out the buttons below for more information!

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