The time spent failing inevitably brings us closer to success – these are our River Hours. Crisp, soft and balanced, River Hours Pale Ale, brewed with Cryo Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic hops, leaps out of the glass with bright citrus aromas and mellows in to easy drinking pomelo and grapefruit on your palate
Available In Bottles
Barrel Aged Sour Stout w/ Cherries, Raspberries & Vanilla・8oz・
Out of the MERIT cellar comes Right Here 2020 Barrel Aged Sour Stout with Cherries, Raspberries, Vanilla & Lactose: Originally brewed in 2018, Aged 1 year in third-use bourbon barrels, Aged 1 year in stainless, Blended with cherries, raspberries, vanilla and lactose. Fruity, tart, berry flavours coast over chocolatey roast with an easy berry finish and a gentle, roasty bitterness – essentially a viva puff in a glass.
Laced with El Dorado (same as Young Rival), Saphir, and Chinook bringing bright lemon to white peach to the party with a subtle dankness disappearing in a clean finish.
The world needs more witbiers – and Bleachers Witbier is perfect! Bright, dry, and refreshing, Bleachers is a super sessionable Belgian witbier popping with gentle citrus and a balanced spice powered by super fruity Escarpment Labs yeast!
Time + Space
IPA w. Galaxy・16oz・
Sometimes our dreams get us out of our minds – we need time and space. Time + Space IPA w. Galaxy is a smooth, tropical sunbeam – juicy heaven mixed with a splash of citrus love. Travel across the Austral-ian plane, as Galaxy hops expand your universe with dancing aromas of citrus and orange tic-tac whisping over notes of grapefruit orchard and citrus groves. Become ensconced in playful winds of love and sweetness as this perpetually pourable delight pairs with an infinite range of flavours. Enjoy and stay free. ✌️
Cab Franc Skin & Vine Saison ・12oz ・
Then, a featured of our beer-wine hybrid series, is a naturally conditioned saison aged on Rosewood Winery Cab Franc grapes and skins, some of which were harvest-dried to smoke a portion of the grain, adding tannin and structure. Dry with a piquette-like intensity, Then presents delicate red fruit with a restrained tartness and a refreshing finish. 2020 Harvest.
IPA ・16 oz ・
Young Rival is our flagship IPA. Using a blend El Dorado, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops, we focused on creating a juicy and tropical IPA with very limited bitterness, and a simple malt bill that lets the hops shine.
Available In Growlers
Violets Are Blue
Violets Are Blue is a gose aged on freshly pressed Rosewood Estates Gamay grapes. Drinks like a Gamay rosé petnat – strawberry, rhubarb, juicy raspberry, balanced acidity, fine carbonation after aging in bottle for 5 months. Gamay gosé rosé ya’ll!
What Friends Are For
Coffee Cake Bread Pudding Pastry Stout
A collaboration with Sawdust City
We had the pleasure of hosting our friend Sam from Sawdust City to brew a monster stout inspired by our dessert menu – specifically, our Coffee Cake Bread Pudding! This rich stout is packed with Coffee, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Lactose, and trays of our actual bread pudding. Dark chocolate and coffee are balanced by creamy vanilla and lactose. This beer will be a lot easier to share with a friend than our bread pudding.
Cab Franc Hybrid Saison
Our goal with this beer was to represent the beginning and end of harvest. Last year we took hundreds of pounds of Rosewood Crab Franc skins, sealed them, and stored them so we could use them in the future. This past February, we went to the same vineyard the Cab Franc grapes came from, and trimmed the canes on the vines, making the way for new growth to start. We then took those canes, dried them, and used them to smoke a small portion of the grain we used in this beer. We then brewed a rustic saison base that was then aged on the Crab Franc skins. Our goal was to create a flavour profile similar to those found in piquettes, a style we’ve loved seeing the resurgence in. ‘Then’ displays bright spring fruitiness – think raspberry, cranberry, strawberry, alongside subtle funkiness. ‘Then’ finishes very dry with bright and high carbonation. Naturaly conditioned in keg and bottle.
French Table Beer
It’s time to reclaim the lunchtime pint. Meals should be worth celebrating, and what better way to do so than having a pint in hand while you take a mid-day break to enjoy a bite? At 3%, SVP is approachable, but different than most attempts are creating a “light” beer as it’s brewed with wheat and barley, and fermented with our house saison yeast.
Available In Cans
Spaceship Drumset (Merit X Town Brewery)
Sour IPA w. Black Raspberry・16oz・
Brewed with our longtime pals from Whitby’s Town Brewery, Spaceship Drumset is a refreshingly tart, ruby red flavour rocket packed with loads of fresh black raspberry for an infinitely sippable fruity treat with a gentle hop character. So, what exactly IS a Spaceship Drumset? Beam down to the brewery and we’ll tell you the tall tale of missing barrels and a curious disappearing visitor.
Beneath The Noise
Nitro Dry Stout・16oz・
Restrained bitterness and balanced flavours of cold brew and chocolate fill your cheeks like creamy, sonic waves of flavour. Like the smooth sounds of vinyl, Beneath The Noise is ideal for letting the tone and rhythm of great songs carry you away!
This latest version of Beneath The Noise is made with nitrogen – meaning it will pour with a creamy, soft, gentle mouthfeel as tiny bubbles like your Dad’s fave stout.
Dry Hopped Lager (collab w. Lewis Mallard)・355ml Can・
Brewed with Saaz, Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon, Mallard Light is a crisp, refreshing lager with a deliciously light grassy melon and gentle lemony citrus. Quack open a cold one! 355ml Can