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

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BECAUSE BEER 2019 will feature 40 craft brewers and cideries from across Ontario and beyond, plus headlining musical performances from outstanding artists, ten great food trucks, the sixth annual Because Beer Homebrew Competition Awards, an awesome free arcade, expert talks, beer yoga, and much more!

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BECAUSE BEER 2019 takes place Friday July 12, 4pm-12am and Saturday July 13, 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)    >> BUY NOW <<  Featuring music headliner Shakey Graves, with more talent to be announced
Saturday:   $29.99 (+Fees and HST)   >> BUY NOW <<    
Weekend:   $39.99 (+Fees and HST)  >> BUY NOW <<    

Physical tickets ($40 single-day, $50 weekend pass — taxes included, though service charges may apply) are available at Merit Brewing, The ShipMoody's and Dr. Disc. More locations to come.

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.​

GATE  [ JULY 12 / 13 ]
Friday:   $49.99
Saturday:   $49.99
Weekend:   $59.99

Saturday:   $80.00 (+Fees, HST)   >> BUY NOW <<  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; glass mug & three sample tokens provided on festival entry). Available exclusively online.


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

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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