6
Jul 2015

Because Beer 2015 Schedule

Looking to map out your movements and figure out how to best spend your weekend at Because Beer? You’ve come to the right place. The basic schedule for music and brewing-related programming looks something like the following (but — and, be honest, you knew this was coming — may be subject to change).…

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3
Jul 2015

Because Beer 2015 FAQ

You’ve come to Because Beer Craft Beer Festival because you have a taste for exciting new flavours and intriguing sensory experiences. You also possess an inquisitive mind, which we’d like to put at ease with this handy FAQ. (Note: This is an ever-changing document, so please feel free to check back for updates and new questions/answers, which you’ll find posted at bottom.)

  1. When is Because Beer?

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1
Jul 2015

Enter Brewing History with Because Beer

Canada Day is a time to celebrate our history and raise a glass to all that makes this country great. Not surprisingly, beer plays a pivotal role in the holiday year after year. And beer has been a part of Hamilton’s history since just after Confederation, with one of the first lagers in newly formed Canada brewed right here in the city by the Hamilton Lager Beer Brewery in 1868.…

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30
Jun 2015

Because Beer Has Mouthwatering Food Options

Beau’s All Natural Brewery is no stranger to creative pairings, whether it’s the sweetly offbeat Tom Green Beer or more recent entries such as the k-os/Beau’s tag-team Golden Vox or the Margaret Atwood/Graeme Gibson collaboration MadAddamites NooBroo.

Beau’s has also embraced inspired culinary pairings, of course.…

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29
Jun 2015

Because Beer Taps Cask Ale Expertise

Are you a fan of cask ales? Interested in learning more about cask-conditioned beer? If so, you won’t want to miss our awesome Tapping of the Casks ceremony, which promises to kick off your Because Beer weekend with a splash.

Cask-conditioned ale — unfiltered, unpasteurized beer that’s conditioned in the same cask from which it’s served — is favoured by many beer lovers because its more natural process allows for complex flavours and aromas as well as a drinking experience that some consider to be a more pure expression of brewing.…

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28
Jun 2015

Because Beer = Award-Winning Craft Brewers

With judging taking place this weekend for the 2015 Because Beer Homebrew Competition (which received an astounding 455 entries this year), we understandably have awards on the brain. BBHC medals won’t be awarded until the festival weekend, but in the meanwhile we thought we would recap some of the awards bestowed upon some of the outstanding Ontario craft breweries that will also be on hand at Because Beer 2015.…

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28
May 2015

Because Beer Announces Music Stage Lineup

Few things go better with awesome craft beer than great music. It’s in that spirit that festival organizers today unveiled the music stage lineup for Because Beer, Hamilton’s premier craft beer festival, taking place on the waterfront at scenic Pier 4 Park over the weekend of July 10-11, 2015.…

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19
May 2015

Because Beer Unveils New Pop-Up Event, Local Libations

Today, organizers of the Because Beer Craft Beer Festival were pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new pop-up event, Because Beer’s Local Libations.  The event — taking place Friday June 26, 6-11pm at Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton) — will feature top homegrown beer and cider makers, showcasing Hamilton rising stars Clifford Brewing Co., Collective Arts Brewing, Garden Brewers, The Hamilton Brewery and West Avenue Cider Company.…

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21
Apr 2015

Because Beer V.I.P. Exclusives Are Now On Sale!

Today, organizers of the BECAUSE BEER Craft Beer Festival unveiled two exciting new features designed to deepen craft beer lovers’ appreciation of the art of brewing — VIP food-and-drink exclusives available to BECAUSE BEER festival-goers as part of Hamilton’s premier craft beer festival, taking place July 10-11, 2015 at Hamilton’s Pier 4 Park.…

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24
Mar 2015

Because Beer Confirms 30 Breweries!

BECAUSE BEER Craft Beer Festival is excited to announce the first round of confirmed breweries that will be taking part in Because Beer 2015, returning to Hamilton’s beautiful Pier 4 Park on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, 2015.

The 2015 edition of the celebrated craft beer festival will pair great homegrown talent with outstanding brewers from across the province.…

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