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Hamilton’s Best Craft Beer Festival Hits Pier 4 Park October 29 & 30, 2021

Because Beer Craft Beer Festival is excited to announce details for its Harvest edition, returning to Hamilton’s beautiful Pier 4 Park on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, 2021.

The 2021 edition of the celebrated craft beer festival will pair great homegrown talent with outstanding vendors from across the province.

Vendors featured will include Broadhead Brewing Co. (Orléans, ON), Clifford Brewing Co. (Hamilton, ON), Collective Arts Brewing (Hamilton, ON), Common Good Beer Co. (Scarborough, ON), The Duxbury Cider Co. (Meaford, ON), Founder’s Original Inc. (Toronto, ON), Longslice Brewing (Toronto, ON), Merit Brewing (Hamilton, ON), Nickel Brook Brewing Co. (Burlington, ON), Paniza Brewing (Toronto, ON), Partake Brewing (Calgary, AB), Royal Canadian Mead (Hamilton, ON), Royal City Brewing (Guelph, ON), The Second Wedge Brewing Co. (Uxbridge, ON), Society of Beer Drinking Ladies (Toronto, ON), Sons of Kent Brewing Co. (Chatham, ON), Stockyards Brewing Co. (Kitchener, ON), Wellington Brewery (Guelph, ON), and West Avenue Cider (Freelton, ON).

Few things go better with awesome craft beer than great music. It’s in that spirit that festival organizers have also unveiled the festival’s music stage lineup. Friday’s music stage will feature concerts from Lowest of the Low, King Park, and Born In The Eighties. Saturday’s music stage will feature concerts from Haviah Mighty, LTtheMonk, and Fast Romantics.

Because Beer is committed to bringing together craft beer brewers to showcase their product and their dedication to quality craft 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. Festival-goers will also enjoy a great music stage as well as delicious fare served up by specialty food vendors, all in a scenic bayfront location that will make you feel like you’ve escaped to the cottage.

Because Beer will take place on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Festival gates will be open each day from 4pm-12am. Advance tickets are now available for $24.99 single-day and $34.99 weekend (excluding service charges). Tickets can be purchased at

Regular admission price includes one Because Beer tasting glass and three craft beer tokens. Two-day passes include six craft beer tokens. Additional sampling tokens may be purchased onsite — six for $10, 12 for $20. (Designated Driver tickets are also available, but omit tasting mug and tokens and do not permit alcohol consumption).

Because Beer is a licensed 19+ event with the exception of children under two who are in a stroller or otherwise carried by an adult. Valid photo identification must be presented to enter the festival area.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will also be required for event entry.

No smoking or vaping of substances of any kind will be permitted within the festival grounds. Please drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

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