July 2021
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON
#BecauseBeer

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Breweries

BECAUSE BEER brings together the best of Southern Ontario’s craft breweries (and then some) in Hamilton's beautiful Pier 4 Park. At BECAUSE BEER 2019, the event's fifth anniversary, festival-goers enjoyed 40 exceptional craft brewers and cideries from across Ontario and beyond, pouring hundreds of craft beers and ciders.

The seventh season of BECAUSE BEER will take place on Friday July 10, 2020 and Saturday July 11, 2020 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Festival gates will be open on Friday 4pm-12am and Saturday from 2pm-12am.  

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2019 BREWERIES, CIDERIES & VENDORS 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) • West Avenue Cider Co. (Flamborough, ON)

2018 BREWERIES & CIDERIES  Amsterdam Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON)  • Anderson Craft Ales (London, ON) • Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. (Vankleek Hill, ON) • Bell City Brewing (London, ON) • Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. (Etobicoke, ON) • Clifford Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON) • Elora Brewing Co. (Elora, ON) • Ernest Cider Co. (Aurora, ON) • Fairweather Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Barrie, ON) • Forked River Brewing Co. (London, ON) • Grain & Grit Beer co. (Hamilton, ON) • Great Lakes Brewery (Toronto, ON) • The Hamilton Brewery (Hamilton, ON) • Ironwood Hard Cider (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) • Lake of Bays Brewing Co. (Baysville, ON) • Left Field Brewery (Toronto, ON) • Longslice Brewery (Toronto, ON) • Lost Craft Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • McAuslan Brewing (Montreal, QC) • Merit Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Microbrasserie Glutenberg (Montreal, QC) • Muskoka Brewery (Bracebridge, ON) • The Napanee Beer Co. (Napanee, ON) • Nickel Brook Brewing Co. (Burlington, ON) • Overhop Brewing (Toronto, ON) • Railway City Brewing Co. (St. Thomas, ON) • Rainhard Brewing Co. (York, ON) • Redline Brewhouse (Barrie, ON) • Sawdust City Brewery (Gravenhurst, ON) • The Second Wedge Brewing Co. (Uxbridge, ON) • Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. (Dundas, ON) • Side Launch Brewing Co. (Collingwood, ON) • SteelTown Cider Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Von Bugle Brewing (Etobicoke, ON) • Waterloo Brewing (Kitchener, ON) • Wellington Brewery (Guelph, ON) • West Avenue Cider Co. (Flamborough, ON) • Whitewater Brewing Co. (St. Cobden, ON)

2017 BREWERIES & CIDERIES  Amsterdam Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON)  • Anderson Craft Ales (London, ON) • Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. (Vankleek Hill, ON) • Big Rig Brewery (Kanata, ON) • Black Oak Brewing Co. (Etobicoke, ON) • Clifford Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON) • Elora Brewing Co. (Elora, ON) • Fairweather Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Barrie, ON) • Forked River Brewing Co. (London, ON) • Great Lakes Brewery (Toronto, ON) • The Hamilton Brewery (Hamilton, ON) • Ironwood Hard Cider (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) • Lake of Bays Brewing Co. (Baysville, ON) • Longslice Brewery (Toronto, ON) • Lost Craft Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • McAuslan Brewing (Montreal, QC) • Merit Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Muskoka Brewery (Bracebridge, ON) • The Napanee Beer Co. (Napanee, ON) • Nickel Brook Brewing Co. (Burlington, ON) ​• Oast House Brewers (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) • Pint Pursuits Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Railway City Brewing Co. (St. Thomas, ON) • Rainhard Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Revel Cider Co. (Guelph, ON) • Royal City Brewing Co. (Guelph, ON) • Sawdust City Brewery (Gravenhurst, ON) • The Second Wedge Brewing Co. (Uxbridge, ON) • Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. (Dundas, ON) • Side Launch Brewing Co. (Collingwood, ON) • Spirit Tree Estate Cidery (Caledon, ON) • SteelTown Cider Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Wellington Brewery (Guelph, ON) • West Avenue Cider Co. (Flamborough, ON) • Whitewater Brewing Co. (St. Cobden, ON)

2016 BREWERIES & CIDERIES  Abe Erb Brewing Co. (Waterloo, ON) • Amsterdam Brewery (Toronto, ON) • Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. (Vankleek Hill, ON) • Bell City Brewing (Brantford, ON) • Big Rig Brewery (Kanata, ON) • Black Oak Brewing Co. (Etobicoke, ON) • Broadhead Brewing Co. (Nepean, ON) • Cameron’s Brewing Co. (Oakville, ON) • Clifford Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON) • Double Trouble Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Barrie, ON) • Four Fathers Brewing Co. (Rockwood, ON) • Garden Brewers (Hamilton, ON) • Great Lakes Brewery (Toronto, ON) • The Hamilton Brewery (Hamilton, ON) • Highlander Brew Co. (South River, ON) • Ironwood Hard Cider (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) • Junction Craft Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Longslice Brewery (Toronto, ON) • MacLean’s Ales (Hanover, ON) • McAuslan Brewery (Montreal, QC) • Nickel Brook Brewery (Burlington, ON) • Oast House Brewers (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) • Old Tomorrow Brewing (Toronto, ON) • Pint Pursuits Brewing Co. (St. Thomas, ON) • Rainhard Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Refined Fool Brewing Co. (Sarnia, ON) • Royal City Brewing Co. (Guelph, ON) • Sawdust City Brewing Co. (Gravenhurst, ON) • Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. (Dundas, ON) • Side Launch Brewing Co. (Collingwood, ON) • Wellington Brewery (Guelph, ON) • West Avenue Cider Co. (Hamilton, ON)

2015 BREWERIES & CIDERIES  Amsterdam Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Bayside Brewing Co. (Erieau, ON) • Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. (Vankleek Hill, ON) • Bell City Brewing (Brantford, ON) • Black Oak Brewery (Etobicoke, ON) • Brimstone Brewing Co. (Ridgeway, ON) • Cameron’s Brewing Co. (Oakville, ON) • Clifford Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON) • Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON) • Descendants Beer (Wellesley, ON) • Double Trouble Brewing Co. (Guelph, ON) • Duggan’s Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Barrie, ON) • Garden Brewers (Hamilton, ON) • Grand River Brewing (Cambridge, ON) • Great Lakes Brewery (Toronto, ON) • The Hamilton Brewery (Hamilton, ON) • Highlander Brew Co. (South River, ON) • Ironwood Hard Cider (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) • Junction Craft Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • MacLean’s Ales (Hanover, ON) • Mill St. Brewery (Toronto, ON) • Muddy York Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Niagara College Teaching Brewery (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) • Nickel Brook Brewery (Burlington, ON) • Rainhard Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Sawdust City Brewing Co. (Gravenhurst, ON) • Waterloo Brewing Co. (Waterloo, ON) • Wellington Brewery (Guelph, ON) • West Avenue Cider Co. (Hamilton, ON)

2014 BREWERIES​ & CIDERIES  Amsterdam Brewing Co.  (Toronto, ON) • Beau’s All Natural Brewing (Vankleek Hill, ON) • Bell City Brewing Co. (Brantford, ON) • Black Oak Brewing Co. (Etobicoke, ON) • Cameron’s Brewing Co. (Oakville, ON) • Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON) • Descendants Beer (Wellesley, ON) • Double Trouble Brewing Co. (Guelph, ON) • Flying Monkeys (Barrie, ON) • Garden Brewers (Hamilton, ON) • Grand River Brewing (Cambridge, ON) • Great Lakes Brewery (Toronto, ON) • Ironwood Hard Cider (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) • Junction Craft Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON) • Kilannan Brewing Co. (Owen Sound, ON) • King Brewery (Nobleton, ON) • MacLean’s Ales Inc. (Hanover, ON) • Mill St. Brewery (Toronto, ON) • Nickel Brook Brewery (Burlington, ON) • Sawdust City Brewing Co. (Gravenhurst, ON) • Thornbury Cider (Thornbury, ON) • Waterloo Brewing Co. (Waterloo, ON) • Wellington Brewery (Guelph, ON)

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