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July 10 & 11, 2020
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON

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Plan Your Weekend at Because Beer

Get ready, craft beer lovers! This weekend (July 13-15, 2018) we welcome more than 40 exceptional craft breweries & cideries and 10 food vendors to the fifth annual Because Beer Craft Beer Festival in Pier 4 Park! It promises to be another golden weekend of great craft brew, tasty food, fantastic music, and no shortage of fun stuff to do. All in a scenic bayfront location that will make you feel like you’ve escaped to the cottage. Call up your friends, grab your tickets and make plans for a great summer weekend! 


Rich Aucoin 10:00pm
Grand Analog 8:30pm
Diamond DJ Collective 7:00pm

Local Brewing Talk  4:15pm / 5:00pm
Because Beer Homebrew Competition Awards Ceremony  6:00pm

Beer Yoga with Aviva Yoga Studio 4:30pm / 6:30pm / 8:00pm


The Trews 10:00pm
Born in the Eighties 8:30pm
King Park 7:00pm

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies 4:15pm
Local Brewing Talk 5:30pm

Beer Yoga with Aviva Yoga Studio 4:30pm / 5:45pm / 6:30pm / 8:00pm


Choir! Choir! Choir! 4:30pm
Earth Wind & Choir 3:15pm

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies 2:15pm

World Cup Final Match Broadcast 11:00am
Beer Yoga with Aviva Yoga 3:00pm / 4:15pm

Schedule subject to change.

Because Beer will take place on Friday, July 13, Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Festival gates will be open on Friday and Saturday from 2pm-12am and Sunday from 11am-6pm.

Advance ticket prices will be $29.99 for single-day tickets and $44.99 per weekend pass (excluding service charges). On the weekend of Because Beer, tickets may be purchased at the festival gate for $40 single-day, $55 weekend. (Designated driver tickets are $10 per-day.)

Regular admission price includes one Because Beer tasting mug and three craft beer tokens. Weekend passes include six craft beer tokens. Additional sampling tokens may be purchased onsite — six for $10, 12 for $20.

Designated Driver tickets omit tasting mug and tokens, do not permit alcohol consumption, and cannot be used in conjunction with VIP tours.

Because Beer is a licensed 19+ event with the exception of children under two 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.

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