Four Peaks Brewing Co. will hold a stein outfit competition


When celebrating Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, there is a tradition known as the Masskrugstemmen, or a stein holding competition.

Starting in September, Four Peaks Brewing Co. partners with the US Steinholding Association to bring the Masskrugstemmen to Arizona. With over a dozen qualifying events at bars and restaurants across the state, including three separate events at the Four Peaks’ 8e Street location in Tempe – fans will have the chance to enter official stein outfit contests.

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To win, contestants must hold a full liter mug of beer at shoulder height with their arm extended for as long as they can. No beer can be knocked over, no elbow can be bent, and your arm should stay parallel to the ground. The winner is the one who can keep his mug in the air the longest.

The qualifying rounds for the Four Peaks Stein-Holding competition will take place from September 3 to 30. The top stein carriers in the men’s and women’s categories from each qualifying will advance to the finals, which will be held at the Four Peaks Oktoberfest in Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, October 9.

“If you can hold a drink for a few minutes, you’ve got what it takes to enter the Four Peaks Stein-Holding Contest,” says Jim Scussel, co-founder of Four Peaks. “And here’s the best part: Even if you lose, you still get a big mug full of beer, which is its own kind of victory. We are thrilled to partner with the US Steinholding Association to host this sanctioned event in the valley and give our fans a chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to Munich Oktoberfest!

Entry into the Four Peaks Stein-Holding Contest includes a commemorative mug filled with beer. Anyone over the age of 21 is invited to participate in a qualifier and compete for the grand prize: an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the 2022 Munich Oktoberfest and a private visit to the Spaten Brewery in Munich.

The contest coincides with the release of popular Four Peaks seasonal, Masskrug Monsoon. The result of a collaboration with Spaten Brewery, the toasted chocolate brown lager was made from American hop varieties grown in Germany and German hop varieties grown in the United States, then fermented with Spaten yeast at the Four Brewery. Peaks in Tempe, Arizona.

For a full list of competition dates, qualifying locations and details on how to enter, visit

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