This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Hunter Devolin.

Here’s the scoop: the second annual  Because Beer Festival is happening July 10th and July 11th at Hamilton’s stunning Pier 4 Park—and we’re giving away a pair of tickets for Friday July 10th, when a “Tapping of the Casks” ceremony will be sure to start your weekend with a buzzin’ bang! Ten brewmasters will be on site talking about their cask ales, delving into the tradition of cask-conditioning, of course, tapping some specialty casks.


I ran my Beer-cathalon at the inaugural festival last year, and I can tell you it’s an awesome day out—a laid back, friendly and intimate beer fest on a sprawling grassy park right on the lake. And most importantly, the organizers make sure to bring in the best beers and ciders of Southern Ontario.

Now for the deets!

How do you win these tickets to the Because Beer Festival, you ask? Simple. Are you a Canadian citizen living in the GTA, and are 19 years of age or over, and will be in Hamilton during the festival? Well, if you’ve met all that criteria, then all you have to do is comment below with your favourite brewery featured at the festival.

Want a second entry? Follow us on Twitter and tweet us your answer with @BecauseBeer and #ExperienceBeer.

Note: If you’re not following us or don’t include the hashtag, your second entry is not valid. Good Luck! Also, please note that transportation to the event will not be provided. 

Contest closes on July 8th and the winner will be announced on July 9th. Passes will be emailed to the winner.