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

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BECAUSE BEER 2019 will feature dozens of craft brewers and cideries from across Ontario and beyond, plus headlining musical performances from outstanding artists, a dozen great food trucks, the sixth annual Because Beer Homebrew Competition Awards, an awesome free arcade, beer yoga, and much more!

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BECAUSE BEER 2019 takes place Friday July 12, from 4pm-12am and Saturday July 13, from 2pm-12am at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Friday:  $19.99 (+Fees and HST)  >> SOLD OUT! <<         
Saturday:  $19.99 (+Fees and HST)  >> SOLD OUT! <<        
Weekend:  $29.99 (+Fees and HST)  >> SOLD OUT! <<      

Friday:   $24.99 (+Fees and HST)  >> SOLD OUT! <<      
Saturday:   $24.99 (+Fees and HST)  >> SOLD OUT! <<       
Weekend:   $34.99 (+Fees and HST)   >> SOLD OUT! << 

Friday:   $29.99 (+Fees and HST)   >> ON SALE UNTIL 12PM JULY 12 AT NOON <<  
Saturday:   $29.99 (+Fees and HST)   >> ON SALE UNTIL 12PM JULY 12 AT NOON << T 
Weekend:   $39.99 (+Fees and HST)  >> ON SALE UNTIL JULY 13 AT NOON << 

GATE  [ JULY 12 / 13 ]
Single-Day:   $49.99 
Weekend Pass:   $59.99

Physical tickets ($40 single-day, $50 weekend pass — taxes included, though service charges may apply) are available at Merit Brewing, Clifford Brewing, Fairweather Brewing Co., Grain & Grit Beer Co.The ShipMoody'sand Dr. Disc

Single-day passes include one Because Beer tasting glass and three craft beer tokens.
Weekend passes include one Because Beer tasting glass and six craft beer tokens. 
Additional sampling tokens may be purchased onsite — six for $10, 12 for $20.​


Advance (Friday): $15  (+Fees and HST)  >> ON SALE UNTIL 12PM JULY 12 AT NOON << 

Advance (Saturday): $15  (+Fees and HST)  >> ON SALE UNTIL JULY 13 AT NOON << 
Gate (Single-Day):  $24.99​  

Designated Driver tickets omit tasting glassware and tokens, do not permit the handling or consumption of alcohol, and cannot be used in conjunction with VIP tours.


Saturday:   $80.00 (+Fees, HST)   >> SOLD OUT! <<  Includes Saturday Admission to Because Beer

Round trip from Pier 4 Park with Original Hamilton Beer Tours in a luxury mini-coach. Visit Freelton’s award-winning West Avenue Cider House, enjoy a blind beer tasting with The Bald Beer Guy, Scotty Boyle (Prud'homme Master Beer Sommelier) and delicious food pairings from Dundas’ Red Door Cucina. VIP Tour package includes Saturday admission to Because Beer (value $29.99 + taxes & fees; glassware & three sample tokens provided on festival entry). Available exclusively online.

BECAUSE BEER is a licensed 19+ event. Valid government-issued photo identification must be presented to enter the festival area. 

In accordance with City of Hamilton By-Law No. 11-080, the Smoke-Free Ontario Amendment Act, 2016, and Sec. 45(2), Reg. 719 of the Liquor Licence Act, no smoking or vaping of any kind is permitted within festival grounds. 
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