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July 14-15, 2017
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON

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BECAUSE BEER 2017 takes place Friday July 14, 3-12pm, and Saturday July 15, 2-12pm, at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario.

A limited number of reduced-price Early Bird tickets to BECAUSE BEER may be purchased exclusively online as of May 15. Early Bird tickets are $24.99 (plus Ticketfly service charge) for single-day ticket and $34.99 (plus Ticketfly service charge) per weekend pass. Early Bird tickets will only be available online. Passionate beer fans will also be able to snap up optional VIP bundles as part of their Early Bird purchases.


BECAUSE BEER Advance tickets will be available in person through The Ship (23 Augusta St., Hamilton), Dr. Disc (20 Wilson St., Hamilton) and Collective Arts Brewery (207 Burlington St. E., Hamilton) as well as online through Ticketfly for $29.99 single-day ticket and $39.99 weekend pass (plus applicable service charges). Optional VIP bundles are also available through

On the weekend of BECAUSE BEER, tickets may be purchased at the festival gate for $39.99 single-day ticket, $49.99 weekend pass.

Regular admission single-day tickets include one BECAUSE BEER tasting mug and three sampling tokens. Regular admission weekend passes include tasting mug and six sampling tokens. Additional sampling tokens may be purchased onsite — six for $10, 12 for $20.

​Designated Driver tickets are $10 per day. Designated Driver tickets/passes omit tasting mug and sampling tokens and do not permit alcohol consumption.

General Admission

Presale  [ Until May 14 ]    Tier Sold Out 
Friday        $19.99 (+SC)
Saturday   $19.99 (+SC)
​Weekend  $29.99 (+SC)

Early Bird [ From May 15 ]   Limited Quantities 
Friday        $24.99 (+SC)
Saturday   $24.99 (+SC)
​Weekend  $34.99 (+SC)

Advance [ Until July 13 ]
Friday        $29.99 (+SC)
Saturday   $29.99 (+SC)
​Weekend  $39.99 (+SC)

Gate  [July 14-15 ]
Friday        $39.99
Saturday   $39.99
​Weekend  $49.99

Designated Driver
Friday        $10.00
Saturday   $10.00


Because Beer VIP Experience – Collective Arts Tour at Arts & Science Brewery (Friday & Saturday)  $25 

Because Beer VIP Experience – West Avenue Heritage Estate Cidery Orchard Tour & Tasting  (Saturday only)  $40

PLEASE NOTE: 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 three who are in a stroller or otherwise carried by an adult. Valid photo identification must be presented to enter the festival area. In accordance with City of Hamilton By-Law No. 11-080,  no smoking will be permitted within the festival grounds.

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