Open House & Bash in the Brewery

Attention #HamOnt Craft Beer lovers! This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Where: Nickelbrook And Collective Arts Brewery – 207 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, ON

 Collective Arts and Nickelbrook Brewery Hamilton Ontario

Craft beer lovers and curious neighbours alike are invited to come down to the brewery to enjoy some quality beer, art and music, and delicious fare from Hamilton’s finest food trucks/restaurants. Plus tours!! Also featured? A special collaboration beer between the two brewers! To sample their 13 different brews, they’re offering logo glassware + 4 tokens for $10 upon entry. Patrons can also buy tokens for individual $2 or $4 pours.
Bands: Bravestation / Sarah Burton / The Knads /  DJ: DIGITS
Admission: FREE

Later on that evening, they’re throwing a party with an AWESOME musical lineup and more good craft beer.
Admission: $20* / [30* at the door] 19+ / *HST and handling charges are additional

To purchase tickets to both events, visit 
Due to capacity restrictions, those interested in attending the Open House portion are encouraged to secure their spot with free tickets for entrance.


Buffalo Beer Week

Sixth Annual Buffalo Beer Week to Have a Strong Canadian Presence and Flavour

Interested in the Craft Beer scene? Us too! Our nearby neighbours of Buffalo, NY have just the event for ale-lovers: Buffalo Beer Week!

hamilton small fries | Buffalo Beer Week | Buffalo, NY | Hamilton, ON

Resurgence Brewing Company, Buffalo NY

The 6th Annual Buffalo Beer Week, to be held this year from Thursday, September 25, through Sunday, October 4, will for the first time boast a strong Canadian presence, featuring breweries from across Southern Ontario and Québec and events hosted by Canada’s leading beer authority, Stephen Beaumont.

A 10-day celebration of the burgeoning Buffalo-Niagara craft beer movement, Buffalo Beer Week includes dozens of dinners, tastings and other assorted events held throughout the Buffalo Niagara Region, all aimed at showcasing the astounding array of craft beers available in the area and broadening awareness of the region’s great brewing heritage.

hamilton small fries | Buffalo Beer Week | Buffalo, NY | Hamilton, ON

Resurgence Brewing Company, Buffalo NY

This year, in addition to the participation of several Canadian breweries, Buffalo Beer Week will feature Stephen Beaumont, the internationally renowned craft beer expert from Toronto. Author of the forthcoming Beer & Food Companion and co-author of the internationally best-selling World Atlas of Beer, Stephen will co-host a unique food and craft beer pairing event at one of Buffalo’s hottest restaurants, Oshun Oyster Bar, and lead an historic rare beer tasting at the legendary Buffalo beer destination, the Pizza Plant Italian Pub.

Canadian breweries participating in the 6th Annual Ballpark Brew Bash at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo today (Saturday, September 26th) will include:
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company (Vankleek Hill, Ontario)
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery (Barrie, Ontario)
Cameron’s Brewing Company (Oakville, Ontario)
Mill St. Brew Pub (Toronto, Ontario)
Muskoka Brewery (Bracebridge, Ontario)
Unibroue (Chambly, Quebec)

hamilton small fries | Buffalo Beer Week | Buffalo, NY | Hamilton, ON

Resurgence Brewing Company, Buffalo NY

A flagship event of Buffalo Beer Week is Vines & Bines, a unique ‘farm-to-table’ wine and beer dinner featuring Canadian beer expert Stephen Beaumont and Niagara-on-the-Lake trained winemaker, Jonathon Oakes. The dinner takes place on Tuesday, September 29, at the popular Oshun Oyster Bar in downtown Buffalo and will feature six farm-to-table courses expertly paired with the craft beers and fine wines of New York state, southern Ontario and beyond. Reservations can be made by calling 716-848-4500 and tickets are $75 per person, plus tax and tip.

For more information about the all the events taking place during Buffalo Beer Week, please visit

What’s your favourite local beer-themed event? Let us know in the comments below!

Collective Arts – Hamilton Store Now Open!

Collective Arts Brewing

207 Burlington St. E.

Hamilton, Ontario / @CollectiveBrew

hamilton small fries | Arts and Science Brewery | Hamilton, Ontario | Picture 8Collective Arts Store Officially Open September 1st

Retail storefront at 207 Burlington St. E. in Hamilton, ON selling Collective Arts beer to public.

Craft beer lovers rejoice: Collective Arts officially opened their retail storefront at 207 Burlington St. E. in Hamilton on Tuesday, September 1st. Located at the end of Hamilton’s constantly evolving James St. N., the store opened just in time for the Labour Day long weekend and the James Street North Supercrawl.

The entire lineup of Collective Arts beer is available for purchase.  Beer will be sold in 750mL growlers, 6-packs of bottles, and kegs. New brews and tall cans coming soon.

Guests to Collective Arts’ retail store will be able to sample the beer portfolio and pick up some Collective Arts merchandise. Completing the experience is a bottle gallery featuring Collective Arts’ unique artist labels as well as a mural done by Nick Sweetman and Peru Dyer Jalea, AKA Peru143, of Montreal’s multi-artist collaborative, EN MASSE.

Store hours are Sundays to Wednesdays, 11:30AM – 7:30PM and Thursdays to Saturdays, 11AM – 10:30PM.

Brewery tours will not start until the official brewery open house, planned for November 2015.

The Collective Arts collection includes:

  • Rhyme & Reason Extra Pale Ale
  • Saint of Circumstance
  • State of Mind Session Ale
  • NEW Ransack The Universe, Hemisphere IPA
  • NEW Stranger Than Fiction Porter

Check out a ‘behind the scenes’ look on the Brewery Launch here:

Will you visit the new Collective Arts store in Hamilton? What brew are you most excited to try?