Texas State Steinholding Championship

We're partnering with Altstadt Brewery to bring you the 2023 Texas Steinholding State Championship!

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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.

How do I qualify for the Finals? There are two ways:

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!

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 last long in the Championship Round!

Alright, I'm in. Where can I compete?!

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!

VenueAddressCompetition Date
12 Fox Beer Co4700 W Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620July 22nd, 2023 at 2:00pm!
Pondaseta Brewing Co.7500 SW 45th Ave Amarillo, TX 79119August 18th, 2023 at 6:00pm!
Lakewood Brewing Co.2302 Executive Dr., Garland, TX 75041September 2, 2023, Women's competition at 6pm, men's at 6:30pm
Turning Point Beer1309 Brown Trail, Bedford, TX 76022September 9th, 2023 from 3:00-5:00pm!
Walking Stick Brewing Co.957 Wakefield Dr., Houston, TX 77018September 15th, 2023, time TBD
Fortress BeerWorks Oktoberfest2606 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, Texas 77388September 16th, 2023 at 5:00pm
Grain Theory Brewery202 Pine Street, Suite 201, Abilene, TX 79601Prelim Round: September 16th, 2023; Local Finals: October 7th, 2023, times TBD
Phantom Warrior Brewing400 Cheyene Drive, Killeen TX 76542September 16th, 2023, time TBD
SpindleTap Brewery10622 Hirsch Rd, Houston, TX 77016September 23rd, 2023 at 2:00pm
Beerburg Brewing Co.13476 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736September 23rd, 2023 at 2:00pm
Boerne BierFestThe AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road, Boerne TX 78006Saturday September 23rd, 2023 at 2:30pm
3 Nations Brewing Co.1033 E. Vandergriff Dr., Carrollton, TX 75006September 23rd, 2023 at 3:00pm
Black Laboratory Brewing1602 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78202September 23, 2023 at 4:00 pm
The Hoppy Monk1010 N Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, TX 78232September 23rd at 7:30pm!
Second Pitch Beer Company11935 Starcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78247September 24, 2023 at 6:00pm
Legacy Hall Oktoberfeast7800 Windrose Ave., Plano, TX, 75024September 30th, 2023 at 12:00pm
Javelina Watering Hole Brewing Co.211 E. Caesar Ave, Suite C, Kingsville, TX 78363September 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Siren Rock Brewing Co.310 South Goliad St., Rockwall, TX 75087September 30, 2023 at 7:00pm
Longtab Brewing Company4700 Timco W, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78238September 30th and October 7th, 2023 at 7:00pm
Stuttgarden Tavern Galveston111 23rd St., Galveston, TX 77550October 7, 2023 at 6:00-8:00pm
Muenster Oktoberfest301 N. Ash St., Muenster, TX 76252October 7, 2023 at 7:30pm
Central Machine Works Brewery4824 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702October 7th, 2023, time TBD
Ghost Note Brewing23663 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620October 7th, 2023, time TBD
Twisted X Brewing Co.23455 W RR 150, Dripping Springs, TX 78620October 14, 2023 at 4:30pm
Oktoberfest Southlake1256 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092October 14th, 2023 at 6:30pm
Austin Saengerrunde Austoberfest1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701October 14, 2023, time TBD
Alamo Beer Company202 Lamar Street, San Antonio, TX 78202October 18th, 2023 / Time TBD
Altstadt Brewery6120 East US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624Qualifier AND State Finals on Saturday October 21st, 2023, Qualifier: 2:00pm (sign-up starting at 12pm), State Finals: 5:00pm

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

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