July 2021
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON

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Because Beer Craft Beer Festival is excited to announce the craft breweries and cideries taking part in this year's edition of Because Beer, returning to Hamilton’s beautiful Pier 4 Park for a superb weekend of craft beer and cider, live music, food and fun — Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2019.

The 2019 edition of Because Beer pairs a wealth of homegrown talent with outstanding brewers from across the province. In all, Because Beer festival-goers will be able to sample from dozens of craft brewers and cideries from across Ontario and beyond, pouring hundreds of craft beers and ciders all weekend long.

This year's festival-goers will be able to sample from vendors such as Amsterdam Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON), Anderson Craft Ales (London, ON), Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. (Vankleek Hill, ON), Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. (Bobcaygeon, ON), ​Clifford Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON), Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON), Common Good Beer Co. (Scarborough, ON), The Duxbury Cider Co. (Meaford, ON), The Exchange Brewery (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), Fairweather Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON), Founder's Original (Toronto, ON). Grain & Grit Beer Co. (Hamilton, ON), Great Lakes Brewery (Etobicoke, ON), Ironwood Hard Cider (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), Junction Craft Brewing (Toronto, ON), Lake of Bays Brewing Co. (Baysville, ON),  McAuslan Brewing (Montreal, QC), Merit Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON), Muskoka Brewery (Bracebridge, ON), Nickel Brook Brewing Co. (Burlington, ON), No Boats on Sunday Cider (Truro, NS), Revel Cider (Guelph, ON), Royal Canadian Mead​ (Toronto, ON), Sawdust City Brewing Co. (Bracebridge, ON), The Second Wedge Brewing Co. (Uxbridge, ON), Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. (Dundas, ON), Side Launch Brewing Co. (Collingwood, ON), Silly Sir Brewing Co. (Etobicoke, ON), Skeleton Park Brewery (Kingston, ON), Sons of Kent Brewing Co. (Chatham, ON), Spearhead Brewing Co. (Kingston, ON), Steel Town Cider Co. (Dundas, ON), Storyteller Beverages (Woodbridge, ON), Waterloo Brewing (Kitchener, ON), and West Avenue Cider Co. (Freelton, ON).

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 seasoned beer aficionados to the casual beer drinker or beer lover.

Because Beer offers a unique opportunity to sample a variety of craft beers from more than 40 craft beer companies, interact with brewers, and check out the awards ceremony for the Because Beer 2019 Homebrew Competition. Festival-goers will also enjoy a great music stage as well as delicious fare served up by specialty food vendors. All in a scenic bayfront location that will make you feel like you’ve escaped to the cottage.

Additional programming information will be announced shortly!

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

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