Traditional Masskrugstemmen Competition to be Hosted by Krause’s Cafe

Tuesday 20th, June 2017 / 10:11 Written by
Traditional Masskrugstemmen Competition to be Hosted by Krause’s Cafe

Traditional Masskrugstemmen Competition to be Hosted by New Braunfels-based Restaurant, Krause’s Cafe

Krause’s Café & Biergarten continues official Beer Stein-Holding or traditional Masskrugstemmen Competition on Fridays from June 23- July 14. 


Krause’s Café is hosting a series of traditional German beer stein-holding competitions (called Masskrugstemmen) culminating in a final Masskrugstemmen on July 14. Entry fee is $20; anyone can enter and contestants get to keep the liter stein. 


WHAT:                    Krause’s Café & Biergarten continues its official Masskrugstemmen competition. The stein-holding competition started on Friday, June 2 and has held three competitions so far. Krause’s Café will continue the tradition each Friday leading up to a finals competition on July 14.

traditional Masskrugstemmen Competition

A Masskrugstemmen is a traditional beer stein-holding competition that has its roots in Germany. The competition is a Bavarian strongman/strongwoman test where participants hold a liter of German beer, by the handle, straight out in front of their bodies for as long as they can. The last person still holding his or her liter of beer correctly wins. The winner of each weekly round will be offered the opportunity to return for the grand finale on July 14 to compete for a chance to go to Las Vegas to participate in the Masskrugstemmen at the Hofbrauhaus Vegas.


The Krause’s Masskrugstemmen competitions are sponsored and sanctioned by Hofbrau beer. The entry fee for the competition is $20, and contestants receive their choice of Hofbrau beer and are able to keep the liter stein.

traditional Masskrugstemmen Competition

Krause’s Café, a New Braunfels historic restaurant opened in 1938 and successfully run until 1995, recently reopened with a brand new biergarten, renovations to the original space, and an expanded menu.


WHEN:                    Fridays, June 23 – July 14, 8 p.m.

*Final Masskrugstemmen will take place July 14



WHERE:                  Krause’s Café & Biergarten, 186 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130


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