July 2021
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON

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Because Beer Unveils 2019 Music Lineup 

Great summer weekends call for awesome craft beer & cider, and great music only makes things better. Which is why Because Beer, Hamilton’s premier craft beer festival, is proud to unveil the lineup of musical performers appearing at scenic Pier 4 Park over the weekend of July 12-13, 2019.

Because Beer’s live music lineup has always helped boost the spirits of festival-goers. In step with this year’s festival featuring dozens of craft breweries and cideries, organizers have assembled a stacked slate of musical talent, including headliners Shakey Graves and Born Ruffians.

On Friday July 12, Because Beer’s music stage welcomes Texan-Americana musician Shakey Graveshook-happy genre-smashers Neon Dreams, and fun-forward beat-bumpers Diamond DJ Collective.

On Saturday July 13, Because Beer’s music stage will host propulsive alt-pop trio Born Ruffianshigh-energy retro cover band Born in the Eighties, and infectious indie rockers Family of Things.​​

Live music begins at 6:30pm nightly. Full schedule and set times will be announced week of festival.

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Because Beer 2019 takes place Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13, 2019 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Festival gates will be open on Friday from 4pm-12am, and Saturday from 2pm-12am.

Because Beer advance tickets and VIP add-ons are available now online through Eventbrite for $29.99 single-day ticket and $39.99 weekend pass (plus applicable service charges and taxes). To purchase Because Beer tickets, weekend passes and VIP extras, visit becausebeer.ca/tickets.

In addition to online sales, advance tickets to Because Beer are available in person through The Ship (23 Augusta St., Hamilton), Moody's (107 George St., Hamilton), Dr. Disc (20 Wilson St., Hamilton) and Merit Brewing Co. (107 James St N, Hamilton, ON) for $40 single-day ticket and $50 weekend pass (taxes and charges included).

Exclusive VIP craft beer & cider bundle featuring tours and tastings available exclusively through becausebeer.ca

On the weekend of Because Beer, tickets may be purchased at the festival gate for $50 single-day ticket, $60 weekend pass.

Regular admission single-day tickets include one Because Beer tasting glass and three sampling tokens. Regular admission weekend passes include tasting glass and six sampling tokens. Additional sampling tokens may be purchased onsite — six for $10, 12 for $20.  Event-day designated driver tickets are also available for $10 per day. Designated Driver passes omit tasting glass and sampling tokens, do not permit alcohol consumption, and cannot be used in conjunction with VIP add-ons.

Because Beer is a licensed 19+ event. Valid photo identification must be presented to enter the festival area. In accordance with City of Hamilton By-Law No. 11-080, no smoking of any kind will be permitted within the festival grounds. Please drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive. ­­Because Beer is a Sonic Unyon production.

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