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Masskrugstemmen 2014
 
Every Friday and Saturday @ 9pm
 
Masskrugstemmen, the traditional Bavarian Bier Stein holding contest, is a national competition that allows talented contestants to compete against each other to show off their stein holding skills.
Masskrugstemmen beer holding content in Bavarian Grill Restaurant Bar in Plano
We invite you to come participate in Bavarian Grill's Masskrugstemmen and earn the honor of representing Bavarian Grill in the finals!

How It Works
Masskrugstemmen is a Bavarian Sport and is generally played in groups. How one competes in a Masskrugstemmen is by holding a 1 liter Stein, of course filled with your choice of Hofbrau beer, with one arm, completely stretched out and parallel to the floor. You must hold the Stein as long as possible in this position.
 
Bavarian Grill will host this event every Friday and Saturday at 9pm until August 15th, with the GRAND FINALE ON AUGUST 16TH. The winners of the run offs will compete in the Grand Finale with the winner earning a trip to the National Championship that will be held after the Steuben Parade in Central Park, New York City, NY.

So to recap...

1. 1 liter Stein filled with Hofbrau Bier 
2. Held using one arm 
3. Arm must be completely outstretched and paralell to the floor
4. Thumb cannot be on top of handle 
5. Stein must be held by the handle 
6. Opposite arm must be straight down, not supporting the body in any way 
7. HB logo must always face away from the contestant 
Men holding 1 liter Stein filled with Hofbrau beer  
In cooperation with Hofbrau, many restaurants, bars and German Clubs across the US are selected to hold regional tournaments. Bavarian Grill is honored to be one of to be one of those selected to hold the North Texas regional competitons.

The Final Competition in New York City
The final competition is held at "German-American Friendship Party" on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at approximately 4pm in Central Park.
 
Our winner will ride on the Hofbrau float during the
GERMAN-AMERICAN STEUBEN PARADE of New York
57th Annual Parade on September 20th, 2014!
 
The competitor representing Bavarian Grill will be sponsored by Bavarian Grill.  S/he will receive plane tickets for two, a two night stay at the Pearl Hotel, a commemorative T-Shirt and some spending money.

An estimated 5,000 people will be in attendance.

The Prize: 
US Champion in Masskrugstemmen  
The winner will be named "US Champion in Masskrugstemmen" and will receive a trip for two to Munich, DE for three days (excluding Oktoberfest) to visit the original Hofbrauhaus.

The prize includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodation and dinner at the Hofbrauhaus.

Additionally, the winner's photo will be framed and hung by the hostess' area at Bavarian Grill. The photo will be accompanied by a written announcement of the victor's accomplishment

2012 U.S. Champion in "Masskrugstemmen" 
Cody Bane represented Bavarian Grill in 2012's Masskrugstemmen contest at Central Park and won with a time of 12.016 minutes.
Stein Holding Contest  
Unfortunately, previous national winners are not allowed to compete at a national level. Sorry, Cody!


(Fun Fact: Masskrugstemmen literally means "beer-stein holding.")

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