BECAUSE BEER Craft Beer Festival will take place on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Festival gates will be open on Friday from 3pm-11pm and Saturday from 2pm-11pm.

BECAUSE BEER is committed to bringing together craft beer brewers to showcase their product and their dedication to quality craft beer. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in enjoying and discovering craft beer – from beer aficionados to the casual beer drinker or beer lover.

BECAUSE BEER offers a unique opportunity to sample a variety of craft beers from over 30 craft beer companies, interact with brewers, check out the awards ceremony for the Because Beer 2015 Homebrew Competition, savour a specialty cask ale session, and listen to dynamic guest speakers. Festival-goers will also enjoy a great music stage as well as delicious fare served up by 14 specialty food vendors.

Advance tickets to BECAUSE BEER may be purchased online through, with a limited number of reduced-price Early Bird tickets available until March 1, 2015. Early bird tickets are $24.95 for single-day and $39.95 a weekend pass. After March 1, the ticket prices will be $29.95 and $49.95 respectively.

On the weekend of BECAUSE BEER, tickets may be purchased at the festival gate for $35 single-day, $60 weekend. (Same-day designated driver tickets are $20 single-day, $35 weekend.)

Regular admission price includes one BECAUSE BEER tasting mug and four craft beer tokens. Two-day passes include ten craft beer tokens. Extra tokens can be purchased for $1.25 each. (Designated Driver tickets omit tasting mug and tokens and do not permit alcohol consumption).

BECAUSE BEER is a licensed 19+ event with the exception of children under three who are in a stroller or otherwise carried by an adult. Valid photo identification must be presented to enter the festival area. No smoking will be permitted within the festival grounds. Please drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

BECAUSE BEER is a Sonic Unyon production.