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Common Ground

April 19, 2018 11:16 am Published by

On May 11th, MERIT turns 1. It’s hard to put everthing that’s happened in the last year into words, so instead we’re putting it into what we love most: great beer & food. To celebrate our 1st Anniversary, we’re throwing a beer dinner worthy of a celebration. Actually… two dinners!... View Article

Much To Do About Nowhere

February 15, 2018 3:57 pm Published by

This Sunday we continue to celebrate the city that some call Nowhere. For background: http://www.meritbrewing.ca/this-is-nowhere/ In embracing this title we’ve continued to see the beauty beneath the surface in our city and are constantly inspired to create. To celebrate that we’re releasing a couple new beers, including our first barrel-aged release.... View Article

This is Nowhere

December 11, 2017 4:53 pm Published by

It’s no secret that we’re immensely proud to call Hamilton our home. The energy here is contagious. The heart and soul of the people and businesses make our city unique and inspire what we do at MERIT every day. But still, some think of Hamilton as nowhere. One of our... View Article

The Gift of MERIT

November 27, 2017 6:17 pm Published by

We’ve got something special for your someone special, or at-least someone special enough to be getting a gift from you this season. Give the gift of MERIT this season and we’ll save you some $ that maybe you’ll want to spend at other awesome stores on James North. Maybe buy... View Article

In The Dead Of Winter

November 24, 2017 10:13 am Published by

Cold is temporary, and can easily be removed from one’s bones through many avenues: a crackling fireplace, a blanket, long johns, a cup of cacao, a hug from your favourite Aunt, or… perhaps… (might we suggest) a night hosted by yours truly; a beer dinner and beer release… In The... View Article

We Made A Novemburger

November 2, 2017 11:07 am Published by

MERIT made a burger. We know, stop the presses. We’ve spent every day since opening this spring working on making the best sausages in the city to go with our beer, so why would we be so wreckless and make a burger? Our very own Sue Littleton says, “Why not?”.... View Article

When Pigs Fly

October 24, 2017 11:57 am Published by

The Quebecers are coming. We built MERIT’s taproom to be open, communal, and a place to host friends. Well, on November 10th, the Dieu Du Ciel brewing team is headed to MERIT to share some beer and a meal. Actually – a feast. The best part, we’re inviting you to... View Article

Milkshake Day

August 9, 2017 2:11 am Published by

Sure, milkshake beers might be one of the latest crazes in craft beer, but if you dig a little bit deeper, the style is a nod to a couple of things we really like around here at MERIT – exploration of flavours and nostalgia. Not much better than drinking a... View Article

Blowing Bubbles In Our Milkshakes

July 3, 2017 11:32 pm Published by

Most of us want what we can’t have… As a kids we were told to not play with our food or blow bubbles in our milkshakes. Fast forward to “adulting” and we have dreams of eating special breakfasts on the weekend (maybe even in bed), drinking beer with every meal, and still... View Article

& The Lights

June 13, 2017 12:07 am Published by

Unlike the decision to name our brewery “MERIT”, the symbol that would represent us was not so immediately apparent to us. How do you represent your values, goals, and mission, alongside recognizing the past, present, and future, in a single image? While the process itself wasn’t that interesting, (just a... View Article

May 11

May 11, 2017 8:51 am Published by

May 11th. It’s the end and the beginning. The end of three years of planning. The beginning of everything we’ve been preparing for. So, what better way to end something than with an introduction, right? We’re a group of ambitious people that consider each other family. We’re lucky enough to... View Article

Sausage & MERIT

May 3, 2017 10:41 pm Published by

To my mind, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone on this, when I think sausage, my first choice of pairing is beer. Now, I’m not saying sausage doesn’t pair well with other beverages. I’ve enjoyed high acid Riesling with wurst-loaded choucroute garnie, funky Rioja with dried chorizo, even Champagne... View Article