Published on February 17th, 2016 | by OBN Staff

PR: Because Beer unveils 2016 Festival Details

Via Because Beer Craft Beer Festival

Hamilton’s Finest Beer Festival Returns to Pier 4 Park July 8-9, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – BECAUSE BEER Craft Beer Festival will take place on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Festival gates will be open on Friday from 3pm-11pm and Saturday from 2pm-11pm.

Hamilton’s premier craft beer festival, BECAUSE BEER is committed to bringing together craft beer brewers to showcase their product and their dedication to quality beer. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in enjoying and discovering craft beer – from beer aficionados to the casual beer drinker or beer lover.

BECAUSE BEER will offer a unique opportunity to sample a variety of craft beers from over 30 craft beer companies, interact with brewers, check out the awards ceremony for the Because Beer 2016 Homebrew Competition, and listen to dynamic guest speakers. Festival-goers will also enjoy a great music stage as well as delicious fare served up by specialty food vendors.

Among the breweries confirmed to appear at BECAUSE BEER 2016 are Amsterdam BreweryBeau’s All-Natural Brewing Co.Big Rig BreweryBlack Oak Brewing Co.Cameron’s Brewing Co.Clifford Brewing Co.Collective Arts BrewingDouble Trouble Brewing Co.Flying Monkeys Craft BreweryFour Fathers Brewing Co.Garden BrewersGreat Lakes BreweryThe Hamilton Brewery, Ironwood Hard Cider, Junction Craft Brewing Co.Nickel Brook BreweryRainhard Brewing Co.Refined Fool Brewing Co.Shed Brewing Co.Side Launch Brewing Co.Wellington Brewery and West Avenue Cider Co.. Additional breweries will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

A limited number of reduced-price Early Bird tickets to BECAUSE BEER may be purchased online as of Thursday, February 18 through BecauseBeer.ca, available until March 17, 2016 exclusively online. Early Bird tickets are $19.99 (plus Ticketfly service charge) for single-day ticket and $29.99 (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.

As of March 18, 2016, 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 $44.99 weekend pass (plus applicable service charges).

On the weekend of BECAUSE BEER, tickets may be purchased at the festival gate for $39.99 single-day ticket, $59.99 weekend pass. Regular admission single-day price includes one BECAUSE BEER tasting mug and three sampling tokens. Weekend passes include tasting mug and six sampling tokens. Additional sampling tokens may be purchased onsite.  (Event-day designated driver tickets are $10 single-day or $20 weekend pass. Designated Driver passes omit tasting mug and sampling tokens and do not permit alcohol consumption).

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. Please drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

BECAUSE BEER is a Sonic Unyon production.

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