McMaster & THB!


THB and McMaster are proud to make it official!  MAC sent out this press release ahead of the homecoming Marauder’s thumping of the York Lions 67-10 on Saturday, Sept 26th!

“The McMaster Department of Athletics and Recreation is happy to announce a new partnership with The Hamilton Brewery, which will serve as the featured beer for the Marauder Beer Garden at McMaster home football games.

“I would like to welcome The Hamilton Brewery, a local craft brewer, to Marauder Nation,” said Glen Grunwald, Director of Athletics and Recreation.  “Our fans can now enjoy Blue Collar Pale Ale at our new Beer Garden during all home football games at Ron Joyce Stadium.  Because the McMaster Marauders have received such great support from the Hamilton community over the years, we in turn are proud to help support our local business community.”

The Hamilton Brewery offers its Blue Collar Pale Ale at 35 restaurants and bars in Hamilton, including The Phoenix Bar & Grill on the McMaster campus.  It is available on draught and in cans, and will be on sale very soon at the LCBO.

“The Hamilton Brewery (THB)  is very proud to have partnered with McMaster and the Marauders,” said Warren Pyper,  Founder and Owner of THB.   “We are eager to serve our flagship beer – Blue Collar Pale Ale – at all Marauder home games!”  Brewed from a recipe that is a Hamilton original, Blue Collar Pale Ale has 5.5% alcohol content.”

THB is very proud to be associated with the McMaster and the Marauders.  THB is looking forward to a long and positive relationships with McMaster!  Blue Collar Pale Ale is available at all regular season and playoff home Marauders games as well as on campus at the fantastic Phoenix Bar & Grill!


Now serving at MAC Marauders home games…THB!!


The Hamilton Brewery is proud to announce that it will be serving tall cans of Blue Collar Pale Ale at all McMaster Marauders regular season and playoff 2015 home games!

Mac is ranked 7th in the country and open their regular season against the Ottawa Gee-Gees this Saturday the 12th!  THB will be serving in both the End Zone Beer Garden and the 13th Man VIP Lounge.  Game time is 1 pm and tickets are available here! Be one of the first 200 people to get a THB/Marauders home opener shirt!



– Cystic Fibrosis Canada Fundraiser – Lavender Ginger Radler release this Friday!

If you have been following along, THB has been teasing for some time now a Lavender Ginger Radler as a limited summer release… well the wait is over!

Hatched as a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, this 3.5% alc/vol Radler has a spicy ginger edge with a slight floral/grassy lavender note made with Weir’s Lane Lavender from Dundas that helps keep this summer patio sipper well balanced!

$40 from each keg (only 10 kegs in total were produced!) will be donated to CF Canada and it’s going to be launched Hamilton’s coolest Arcade!  The fine folks at the Ceili House on George St in Hess Village have opened up the Arcade on the 2nd floor of their building & it rocks!  Tons of FREE(!) vintage cabinet, table top, & pinball games available with great cocktails, music, & craft beer! Best of all, they have agreed to donate all of the proceeds from the sale of their two kegs of this Radler to CF Canada as well!

The Radler will also be on tap this weekend at the Hamilton Beer Festival (all proceeds from the sample sales will also be donated!) & several other bars around town…stay tuned for an update on where else to enjoy this great summer sipper while raising some funds for a worthwhile organization like CF Canada!Cystic-Fibrosis-Canada-LOGO

Blue Collar Cans Coming Soon!!


Blue Collar Pale Ale is coming to Bars & Restaurants near you soon!!!

THB is proud to announce that it will be releasing Blue Collar Pale Ale in 473ml cans by the end of July!

This is THB’s first canned offering.  By doing so THB will be able to offer Hamilton’s favorite craft pale ale to many more bars & restaurants that other wise wouldn’t be able to stock it.  No longer will the lack of a draught system or unavailable tap lines hold back Hamilton’s finest establishments from carrying THB’s Blue Collar!

These same cans are making their way through the LCBO‘s submission process right now.  This means that with a shade of luck, Blue Collar will be available for the home consumer sometime in September…actual launch date to be announced.

THB would like to thank Jamie Lawson of Poly Studio for his fine design work, Stephen Moore of H.Moore Printing Services for the beautiful finished labels, & as always the fine brewers and folks at Railway City Brewing Co. for continuing to brew and package Blue Collar for THB!

If you are a Hamilton area Bar or Restaurant that would like to carry these beauties for your clients, please email Warren Pyper at or call him at 905.962.8294 and let’s talk!



June 17th New Music Night moved to 24th


June 17th New Music Night moved to June 24th

June 24th – July 15th – August 19th

Full details on the acts to come.. June is shaping up to be an acoustic night!

As always, New Music Night is at The Casbah who will be pouring

$5.50 pints of Blue Collar Pale Ale along side Fresh Local Tunes!

Want your band to play? Email a demo to

APRIL 15th New Music Night!

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Send in your demo tape and you or your band could open up for THB’s April 15th New Music Night!

Email demos to by 10pm April 10th.

Fresh, local bands.  $5.50 Blue Collar Pale Ale Pints.

This launching pad for local Hamilton area music is a great night out!  Tons of great music and lots of craft beer!

Line up to be announced!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2015!

Everyone is a part Irish today!  If you haven’t had a chance to try Blue Collar Pale Ale today is a great day for that!  Either at one of the great spots around town that have us on tap or at today’s special tasting at The Honest Lawyer in Jackson Square!  Come out for a sample and meet the owner of THB, Warren!

Hamilton’s New Music Night



THB and The Casbah are proud to announce a new partnership to bring Hamilton its very own monthly New Music Night!

Starting March 18th fresh Hamilton tunes and $5.50 Blue Collar Pale Ale pints will be flowing at the Casbah!  New and up and coming bands from Hamilton and the surrounding area will be featured monthly with the next two dates set for April 15th and May 13th.  The first line up is:

The Mackinaws

The Mercy Beat

PS Because

The Ollivanders

Three Pound Universe

And here’s the exciting part for local talent: if you are a new band or solo act you have a chance to open up with three songs in front of a packed house!  Submit a demo track to and a panel of Raconteurs-About-Town will select the opening act.  Winning acts will be notified by email five days prior to the event.



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