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

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

The seventh 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. 

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Registration for the BBHC 2020 will open here shortly.

Results will be announced and medals awarded on the opening night of the festival — Friday, July 10, starting at 6:00pm. 

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

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