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July 13-15, 2018
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON
#BecauseBeer

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BECAUSE BEER brings together the best of Southern Ontario’s craft breweries (and then some) in Hamilton's beautiful Pier 4 Park. In 2015,  30 craft beer and cider vendors were part of the two-day waterfront celebration. In 2016, festival attendees sampled from 32 of the best that the craft beer and cider sector has to offer. Last year's edition of the celebrated craft beer festival paired great homegrown talent with more than three dozen outstanding brewers and cider-makers from across the province. That tradition of excellence continues at BECAUSE BEER 2018, where festival-goers will be able to choose from nearly 50 exceptional craft brewers and cideries from across Ontario and beyond, pouring hundreds of craft beers and ciders! 

This year's festival-goers will be able to sample from Amsterdam Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON), Anderson Craft Ales (London, ON), Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. (Vankleek Hill, ON), Bell City Brewing (London, ON), Black Oak Brewing Co. (Etobicoke, ON), Block Three Brewing Co. (St. Jacobs, ON), Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. (Bobcaygeon, ON), Clifford Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON), Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON),  Cowbell Brewing Co. (Blyth, ON), Elora Brewing Co. (Elora, ON), Ernest Cider Co. (Aurora, ON), Fairweather Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON), 555 Brewing Co. (Picton, ON), Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Barrie, ON), Forked River Brewing Co. (London, ON), Grain & Grit Beer Co. (Hamilton, ON), Great Lakes Brewery (Etobicoke, ON), The Hamilton Brewery (Hamilton, ON), Ironwood Hard Cider (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), Junction Craft Brewing (Toronto, 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 Brewing Co. (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. (Freelton, ON), Whitewater Brewing Co. (Cobden, ON), and Woodhouse Brewing Co. (Toronto, ON).

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 12pm-6pm.

A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets to BECAUSE BEER may be purchased online now through becausebeer.ca/tickets for a discounted rate of $24.99 single-day and $39.99 weekend (excluding service charges). 

Once the Early Bird tier is sold out, 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. Two-day passes include six craft beer tokens. Additional sampling tokens may be purchased onsite — six for $10, 12 for $20.

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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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