Bier + Art


Competitions are open to all artists and Home Brewers.


March 2, 2019  

ART Competition

Call for Entries

The Competition is made possible by the Hill Country Council for the Arts

More information available at 

Download the forms to register.

Art Booth

Artists interested in having a booth at the Boerne BierFest contact or use the Bier+Art form.   Payments can be made here.

Homebrewer Showdown

All Home Brewers Welcome

Saturday March 2, 2019

Set up begins at 10:00am

Open to the Public at 12:00pm

Prizes for the winners (Rodeo Style Belt Buckle)

Food Trucks

Brewmasters will be available to answer brewing questions

Located on the grounds of Boerne Brewery

TICKETS to Boerne BierFest will be available

Download entry forms below.

Entry Fees

Plus BierFest Ticket

Homebrew Entry Only

Additional Brews


Art Competition Info



All art mediums accepted. Functional and sculptural as well as 2 - dimensional and 3 - dimensional works welcome. 



All entries will be eligible for 1st place $500 award, 2nd Place $250 award and 3rd Place $125 award, with 2 Honorable Mentions.


Important Dates

March 15    Deadline for entries to be included on the Boerne BierFest website

March 18-29     Ship dates for receipt of artwork

April 6     BierFest Art Competition with Silent Auction

TBA     Return of unsold work and/or available for pickup 

Registration Fee

Registration forms

Competition Forms

Click on a file to download. 

More information is available on the website or contact

Artists interested in having an Art Booth at the festival may use the Art Entry Form below and pay fees here or at

Registrations payments made to Hill Country Council for the Arts. 

Pay online below and email forms.

OR mail forms or entry fees to:

HCCArts PO Box 2024, Boerne, TX 78006

Stein Contest Official Rules

US Stein Holding Association

Official Steinholding Rules

In the experience of the USSA, rules and enforcement are often inconsistent between competitions. In order to ensure that all competitors are being judged fairly and to the same standards, the following rules have been established. There are multiple judges present at the National Masskrugstemmen Championship to enforce these rules, so it is important for all competitors to know them in advance and incorporate them into their training early on to ensure good form.

Official U.S. Steinholding Association Rules

Version 1.1, updated June 2018 

  1. A 1L glass stein with handle must be used. The stein itself should weigh approximately 3.5lbs and should be provided by the establishment hosting the competition to ensure consistency.
  2. Stein must be filled with liquid to the 1L lip.
  3. Stein must be gripped by the handle.
  4. The thumb may not rest on top of the stein handle, it must rest on the other fingers.
  5. Pinkie finger may be held outside of the handle.
  6. Arching of the back is allowable, however excessive leaning is unacceptable.
  7. The stein must be gripped such that the front of the stein faces away from the competitor (the stein can't be gripped sideways).
  8. Stein must be held out in front of the competitor, not out to the side.
  9. The arm holding the stein must remain close to parallel with the floor and should be extended straight with very little bending at the elbow.
  10. The arm holding the stein should remain separated from the chest of the competitor. The chest may not be used as a shelf to support the arm.
  11. The off-hand should remain at the competitor's side or back and may not touch or be used to support the arm holding the stein.
  12. An infraction of any rule will result in a strike. After two strikes, the third infraction leads to elimination of the competitor.
  13. If any amount of beer spills or drips off of the stein, the competitor is eliminated, regardless of the number of previously assigned strikes. During outdoor competitions or humid conditions, judges should be sure to differentiate between dripping resulting from condensation and dripping resulting from beer spillage.
  14. Competitors should not contact any structures, objects or people during the competition.
  15. Competitors must stand within their personal area and should not move more than is necessary to make adjustments ensuring proper form during the competition.

U.S. Steinholding Association Competition Apparel

  1. No brace, support or strap of any kind may be worn during competition.
  2. The elbow of each competitor must be visible to the judge to ensure straightness at all times. If a competitor is wearing a shirt with sleeves that go past the elbow, they should be asked to roll up the sleeve so that the elbow can be viewed.
  3. Athletic compression clothing is acceptable, however stiff or supportive clothing (such as a bench press shirt) may not be worn.
  4. Use of grip powders, pine tar or any similar substance is prohibited.

U.S. Steinholding Association Judging Guidelines

  1. Within the first 60 seconds of a competition, judges may provide corrections to competitors (hold higher, hold lower, unbend elbow) without assigning an official strike.
  2. Judges should be conservative but fair when assessing competitors.
  3. Failing to adhere to all of the rules or being too lenient with judging will hurt the reputation of the establishment and improperly prepare competitors for higher level competitions.


Homebrewer Showdown Plus


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Participate in our 1st annual Home-brewers Competition and a ticket to the Boerne BierFest. 

Get advice from real Brew Masters.

Remember to turn in your Registration Forms!

Email or Mail


Homebrewer Showdown Entry only


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Participate in our 1st annual Home-brewers Competition and get advice from real Brew Masters.

Remember to turn in your Registration Forms!

Email or Mail

Each Additional Brew Entry

Enter additional Brews for $10 each.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Bier + Art Competition


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 Participate in our 3rd annual Bier + Art Competition for a chance to win cash prizes and be featured on a commemorative poster.

Artist wishing to have a booth at the festival may pay fees here.

Remember to turn in your Registration Forms!

Email or mail

Contact Us


Email forms to:

Or Mail to : Boerne BierFest

PO Box 2024, Boerne, Texas 78006, United States