Buy Tickets

July 12+13, 2019
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON

icon-down-sm Created with Sketch.


An annual highlight of Because Beer is its namesake homebrew competition, which showcases some of the country's brightest emerging craft brewing talents. 

The sixth annual Because Beer Homebrew Competition is proudly BJCP-sanctioned, and one of ten competitions on the nation-wide Brewer of the Year circuit. 

BOTY tracks the points of winning entrants in each category, ranking the winners throughout the season, as well as total Best of Show points for individual entrants in BOS rounds and total points for homebrew clubs in Canada. 

14655016123 f42d8601b0 k 600x400

Registration for the BBHC 2019 is now closed, as has the window for competitors' drop-off and delivery. Thanks to all who entered!

Results will be announced and medals awarded on the opening night of the festival — Friday, July 12, starting at 6:00pm. 

For more information on entering, judging, volunteering, or sponsorship, please contact competition organizer Jason Stranak at

Su loading