The 2016 Samuel Adams National Stein Hoisting Competition has ended - stay tuned for the announcement of who qualified to win the trip to Vegas to compete to be America’s Stein Hoister of the Year.

The five strongest men and women from around the country will compete in the ultimate arena – Caesars Palace in Las Vegas! All you have to do is find a local Stein Hoisting competition, have one of the top five longest stein hoisting times (5 women and 5 men) in the country, and you and a guest will be off to Las Vegas for a three day, two-night trip to compete for the national title at the historic Caesars Palace! Do you have what it takes? Visit our our Events & Promotions page to find local stein hoisting competitions near you! 

This year's competition is open through midnight EST on October 23, 2016 at bars and festivals across the country. The ultimate winners crowned at the Championships in Las Vegas will each win a trip for two to the 2017 Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany.

2016 Stein Hoisting Finalists


Kaete Huntoon (9:33)

Mills River Brewery, Arden, NC

Catherine A. Godfrey (8:30)

The Brook House, Lanesborough, MA

Sarah Redmond (7:40)

Clancy's Tavern & Whiskey, Knoxville, TN

Madeline Hurdt (7:40)

The Well, San Antonio, TX

Bonnie Kerkow (6:28)

Mississippi, Inner Grove Heights, MN


Mike Kerr (21:14)

Corkscrew Saloon, Medina, OH

Eugene White (18:43)

Magic Tree Pub & Eatery

Demetrious Lambright (17:35)

Miller's Ale House, Watertown, MA

Tim Hoffman (14:05)

Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar & Grill, Asheville, NC

Josh Bennington (13:15)

New Bohemia, Minneapolis, MN

What’s almost as good as drinking Samuel Adams OctoberFest? Winning Samuel Adams OctoberFest gear!


to learn how you could win a custom Samuel Adams OctoberFest stein or limited edition lederhosen koozie!