May the Force Beer with you at Masskrugstemmen Krause’s Cafe
If you’re looking for ways to cool down this summer you can do so with a huge stein of ice cold beer at Krause’s Cafe + Biergarten during the playful Masskrugstemmen series, a traditional beer stein-holding competition that has its roots in Germany. Back by popular demand, the test of strength involving plenty of bier returns to Krause’s Cafe for the third summer.
Strength by Steins: The New Braunfels-based café challenges locals to hold their Bier by hosting Stein-holding contest all summer long.
WHAT: Krause’s Café & Biergarten is excited to announce the return of its official Masskrugstemmen competition, a Bavarian stein-holding competition and German sport. The first round of the competition is Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. and competitions will continue on various Saturdays leading up to a finals competition on August 17. A Masskrugstemmen is a traditional beer stein-holding competition that has its roots in Germany. The competition is a Bavarian strongman and 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.
WHO: Locals are encouraged to come test their strength while enjoying German steins of beer. Ladies and gents are welcome. There will be rounds for both men and women. Guests can enter the competition for an entry fee of just $20 to receive their choice of Hofbräu beer and astein to go with it. As the competition endures the last person remaining, correctly holding his or her liter of beer, wins. The winners, both male and female,will move on to the Krause’s Finals which will take place on August 17 for one final battle royale to compete for a chance to participate in the Masskrugstemmen at the Hofbrauhaus in New York City. The stein master named as national champion in New York will win a trip to Germany.
WHEN: May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3,
August 10*Final Masskrugstemmen will take place August 17
WHERE: Krause’s Café & Biergarten, 186 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 7813