Because Beer Craft Beer Festival 2018

Because Beer Craft Beer Festival 2018

Expanded to a full three-day weekend this year, Hamilton's Because Beer Craft Beer Festival is back for its fifth summer — and bigger and better than ever.

Because Beer 2018 will take place Fri July 13, Sat July 14 & Sun July 15, 2018 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Festival gates will be open on Friday & Saturday from 2pm-12pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm.

Enjoy a relaxed and refreshing long weekend on the scenic west harbour. Sample hundreds of craft beers and ciders from 45+ vendors. Nosh on the mouth-watering wares of ten of the area's top food trucks. Take in three days of top-tier live music, try your hand at an expanded arcade tent featuring pinball and tabletop video games on free play all weekend long, or cheer the finalists in the festival's nation-wide home brew competition.

It's all waiting for you at Because Beer 2018.

The Presale tier of Because Beer's Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Weekend tickets tickets — $19.99 single-day, $34.99 weekend pass (plus applicable taxes & service charges), shaving up to 50% off gate prices — is now available exclusively online while quantities last, alongside an exclusive VIP Add-On from award-winning West Avenue Estate Cidery.

Because Beer also offers Presale buyers FREE admission to an exclusive tasting session at Because Brrr (March 2-3, 2018 at Mills Hardware), a special event showcasing celebrating local craft brewers and cider makers alongside tasty food and live music.

PRESALE [Limited Quantities ]
Single-Day: $19.99 (+SC)
Weekend: $34.99 (+SC)

EARLY BIRD [ Limited Quantities ]
Single-Day: $24.99 (+SC)
Weekend: $39.99 (+SC)

Single-Day: $29.99 (+SC)
Weekend: $44.99 (+SC)

Single-Day: $39.99
Weekend: $54.99

$19.99 - $54.99



STEP 2: Check Out

Technical issues regarding online purchases can be directed to Ticketfly's support team at or 877.435.9849. 

BECAUSE BEER is a licensed 19+ event (with exception of children 2 and under in a stroller or otherwise carried by an adult). Valid government-issued photo ID must be presented to enter the festival area. In-out privileges require a valid, tamper-free wristband and exist solely at discretion of security personnel. List of permitted items available online at No outside food allowed. All bags subject to search. No pets allowed on festival grounds (service animals excepted). No smoking of any kind permitted within festival grounds. Please enjoy responsibly; don't drink and drive. 

Upcoming Events
Pier 4 Park

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