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STEIN HOISTING

The games are open to all OktoBEERfest guests and are free to play!

IT’S BACK! THE 2017 SAMUEL ADAMS NATIONAL STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION IS HERE AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR AMERICA’S STEIN HOISTER OF THE YEAR!

This year, we’ve partnered with Sports Illustrated on the quest to award “America’s Stein Hoister of the Year”. The top five male and female Stein Hoisting times nationally will win a trip for two to compete in the finals in Boston on October 27th, the final hoist will determine the winners – one male and one female – who will reign as “America’s Stein Hoister of the Year” and win the Grand Prize of a trip for two to Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Gala, where they will rub elbows (and tired arms) with fellow athletes.

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To help support those impacted by the recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast and Texas, we are donating $1 for every minute a stein of OctoberFest is hoisted at one of our many Stein Hoisting events across the country to the American Red Cross, up to $25,000. If you would like to donate directly, Click Here.

THE SAM ADAMS MICHIGAN STATE FINALS – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH – 9PM

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS FRIDAY & SATURDAY
There is still time to compete for your chance to qualify for the National Finals! OktobEER Fest 2017 will be hosting several rounds of competition on Friday & Saturday Nights. Simply check out the schedule below and sign up for a round, or do so when you arrive at the event.

  • Registration is Free
  • State Finals for Michigan will be at 9pm on Saturday, October 7th – Come root on the hoisters! All First Prize Winners will compete in a Stein Hoisting event in Boston, MA on October 27, 2017 where one (1) male and one (1) female entrant with the longest time recorded will be deemed as the grand prize winners.

OktoBEERfest 2017 Hosts Sanctioned Qualifying Events & Finals

Friday, October 6th
6:00pm-7:00pm
7:30pm-8:30pm
9:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, October 7th
2:30pm-3:30pm
4:00pm-5:00pm
6:00pm-7:00pm
7:30pm-8:30pm
9:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday, October 8th
1:00pm-2:00pm
2:30pm-3:30pm
4:00pm-5:00pm

Sign-up on Site – Arrive 15-30 minutes before a qualifying round to sign up to participate