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July 12+13, 2019
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON
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Because Beer Craft Beer Festival is excited to announce the craft breweries and cideries taking part in this year's edition of Because Beer, returning to Hamilton’s beautiful Pier 4 Park for a superb weekend of craft beer and cider, live music, food and fun — Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2019.

The 2019 edition of Because Beer pairs a wealth of homegrown talent with outstanding brewers from across the province. In all, Because Beer festival-goers will be able to sample from dozens of craft brewers and cideries from across Ontario and beyond, pouring hundreds of craft beers and ciders all weekend long.

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), Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. (Bobcaygeon, ON), Clifford Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON), Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON), Common Good Beer Co. (Scarborough, ON), Creemore Springs Brewery (Creemore, ON), The Duxbury Cider Co. (Meaford, ON), Elora Brewing Co. (Elora, ON), The Exchange Brewery (Niagara-on-the-Lake, 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), Ironwood Hard Cider (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), Junction Craft Brewing (Toronto, 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), 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), Spearhead Brewing Co. (Kingston, ON), Steel Town Cider Co. (Dundas, ON), Storyteller Beverages (Woodbridge, ON), Waterloo Brewing (Kitchener, ON), and West Avenue Cider Co. (Freelton, ON).

Because Beer is committed to bringing together craft beer brewers to showcase their product and their dedication to quality craft beer. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in enjoying and discovering craft beer – from seasoned beer aficionados to the casual beer drinker or beer lover.

Because Beer offers a unique opportunity to sample a variety of craft beers from more than 40 craft beer companies, interact with brewers, check out the awards ceremony for the Because Beer 2019 Homebrew Competition, and listen to dynamic guest speakers. Festival-goers will also enjoy a great music stage as well as delicious fare served up by specialty food vendors. All in a scenic bayfront location that will make you feel like you’ve escaped to the cottage.

Additional programming information — including live music, food vendors, talks and more — will be announced shortly!

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

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Advance ticket prices are $29.99 for single-day tickets and $39.99 per weekend pass (excluding service charges and HST). On the weekend of Because Beer, tickets may be purchased at the festival gate for $50 single-day, $60 weekend. Attendees may upgrade their single-day ticket to a weekend pass at the gate for $10. 

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.

Because Beer is a licensed 19+ event. 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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