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July 13+14+15, 2018
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON
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BECAUSE BEER 2018 will feature nearly 50 craft brewers and cideries from across Ontario and beyond, plus headlining musical performances from Rich Aucoin, The Trews, and Choir! Choir! Choir!, ten great food trucks, the fifth annual Because Beer Homebrew Competition Awards, an awesome free arcade, expert talks, beer yoga, and much more!

BECAUSE BEER 2018 will take place Friday July 13, 2pm-12am, Saturday July 14, 2pm-12am, and Sunday July 15, 11am-6pm, at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Tickets are available online, as well as in person in Hamilton at Clifford Brewing Co. (398 Nash Rd. N.), Collective Arts Brewing (207 Burlington St. E.), Dr. Disc (20 Wilson St.), Fairweather Brewing Co. (5 Ofield Rd.), Grain&Grit Beer Co. (11 Ewen Rd.), Merit Brewing (107 James St. N.), Moody's (107 George St.), and The Ship (23 Augusta St.).  

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PRESALE [ TIER SOLD OUT! ]  
Friday:  $19.99 (+SC)         
Saturday:  $19.99 (+SC)     
Sunday:  $19.99 (+SC)        
Weekend:  $34.99 (+SC)      

EARLY BIRD  [ TIER SOLD OUT! ]  
Friday:   $24.99 (+SC)    
Saturday:   $24.99 (+SC)   
Sunday:   $24.99 (+SC)   
Weekend:   $39.99 (+SC)   

ADVANCE  [ NOW AVAILABLE! ]
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Weekend:   $44.99 (+SC)  > BUY NOW <

NEW: World Cup Upgrade! Turn your Saturday ticket into a Weekend Pass for an extra $10 — only at the gate! Get an extra three drink tokens, an extra day of Because Beer, and get to enjoy the 2018 World Cup finals on a big screen with a killer sound system stareting at 11am Sunday July 15.​ 

Physical tickets are available in Hamilton at Clifford Brewing Co. (398 Nash Rd. N.), Collective Arts Brewing (207 Burlington St. E.), Dr. Disc (20 Wilson St.), Fairweather Brewing Co. (5 Ofield Rd.), Grain&Grit Beer Co. (11 Ewen Rd.), Merit Brewing (107 James St. N.), Moody's (107 George St.), and The Ship (23 Augusta St.).  

GATE  [ JULY 13 / 14 / 15 ]
Friday:   $39.99
Saturday:   $39.99
Sunday:   $39.99
Weekend:   $54.99

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

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Designated Driver  
Friday:   $10.00 (+SC) 
Saturday:  $10.00 (+SC)
Sunday:   $10.00 (+SC)

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

OPTIONAL PREMIUM ADD-ON

Because Beer VIP Experience
West Avenue Heritage Estate Cidery Orchard Tour & Tasting   > SOLD OUT! <
Saturday July 14 (*departing Pier 4 Park at 11am, returning for 2pm gate time*) 

PLEASE NOTE: VIP Tour does not include Because Beer admission. Tickets for Because Beer VIP packages require a valid Because Beer wristband or Because Beer festival ticket for the day of the VIP experience. 

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BECAUSE BEER is a licensed 19+ event with the exception of children under two years of age who are in a stroller or otherwise carried by an adult. 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 of any kind is permitted within festival grounds.
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