Tart, tropical and easy – that’s WAVES Fruited Sour with Peach, Mango & Vanilla – a fresh new flavour to bring your tastebuds to life! This deliciously fruity sour is the latest in our WAVES fruited sour series and we’re excited to put a little sunshine in your glass!
Currently On Tap
Fruited Sour w. Peach, Mango & Vanilla
Life on März
Is there Life on März? We think so! This classic Märzen (may-r-tzen) lager is brewed with a modern outlook! Like exploring the landscape of a once familiar world, this uniquely delicious lager pours a shimmering amber orange with aromas of fresh baked bread, and balanced flavours of smooth toffee, hints of orange and light honey. Wrap it up in a gentle biscuit bitterness for that perfect balance and you have the ultimate fall classic!
Kölsch Style Ale
Super Crush is super everything: crisp, mellow, easy drinking – and beautifully balanced with a pleasant splash of Centennial hop character for a fresh, snappy finish. Super Crush is perfect whether it’s a super sip on the patio or the next super pairing with your latest culinary creation. Serve it cold and enjoy! Super!
This Is The Way
IPA w. El Dorado, Citra, Cryo Citra & Southern Passion
In another story from the universe of MERIT, This Is The Way explodes with citrus, tropical melon, mango and passionfruit balanced by a creamy, velvet texture. Brewed with El Dorado, Citra, Cryo Citra and Southern Passion hops, this space juice dances playfully along the palate like a citrus celebration.
Comfort zone. Red zone. Strike zone. Getting in the zone. Whichever zone is yours, our classic Red Ale is perfect. Pouring a shimmering garnet-copper with all the crisp, refreshing malt sweetness and mild hop character that makes this style the ultimate goodbye to the heat and an emphatic hello to sweater weather.
Beneath The Noise
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 rhythms of great songs carry you away.
What They Do
Freshly Hopped Harvest Ale
Hops – little fresh cones of wonder that add beautiful flourishes of aroma, bitterness and flavour to beer. Working with Ladycone Hopyard in Hamilton, Ontario, we selected fresh, whole cone hops at harvest, taking them from right off the bine and straight into the kettle to brew What They Do, a refreshingly hop forward amber ale using classic ‘C’ hops – Cascade, Chinook and Comet – for a sticky citrus profile of grapefruit with gentle pine balanced by a biscuity malt character.
Cab Franc Skin & Vine Saison
Happy Place, the latest in our beer-wine hybrid series, is a naturally conditioned saison aged on Cab Franc grapes and skins while the canes and vines are harvest-dried, to smoke a portion of the grain, adding tannin and structure. Dry with a piquette-like intensity Happy Place presents delicate red fruit with a restrained tartness and a refreshing finish.
IPA w. Galaxy, Vic Secret and Citra
MERIT has always has a team connection to Welland, Ontario – and Way Too is an IPA that evokes the spirit of Welland’s signature casual phrase – it’s way too everything, in the best ways! Brewed with a popping hop trifecta of Galaxy, Vic Secret and Citra hops, Way Too shows off a bright blend of tropical, stone fruit, pineapple, pine, grapefruit and mango aromas and flavours, with an easy juicy finish. It’s way too. IYKYK.
Young Rival is our flagship IPA. Using a blend El Dorado 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.
For guest tap, cider, and wine options, please see menu board in our taproom.
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SIDES & SNACKS
Shareables Board — 13
Spent Grain Crackers, MERIT x Gunn’s Hill South of Nowhere Cheese, Mixed Seasonal Pickles, Onion Jam
Fries* — 9The BEST fries in Hamilton!
Plus - your choice of two (2) dips:
• MERIT Spicy Mayo
• Curry Mayo
• Sesame Mayo
• Malt Mayo
• MERIT Original Hot Sauce
• MERIT Super Verde Hot Sauce
• MERIT Blueberry Hot Sauce
Nacho Fries* — 14
Queso, Pico De Gallo, Roasted Poblano & Lime Crema, Green Onion
Add House Made Bacon - 3
Hot Fries* — 11
MERIT Fries tossed in Secret Hot Wing Sauce, Side of Double Dill Dip
Kale & Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad w/Bacon — 15
Kale, Deep Fried Brussel Sprouts, Romaine, Caramelized Onions, House Smoked Bacon, Croutons, Romano Cheese, Black Pepper
Mac & Cheese w Bacon OR Fried Brussel Sprouts — 14
House Smoked Bacon OR Deep Fried Brussel Sprouts, Gruyere, Grana Padano, Old Cheddar, Mozzarella, Barrel Fermented Hot Sauce
PICKLES & FERMENTATION
Garlic Pickles — 7
Garlic, Dill, Black Peppercorns
MERIT Hot Sauce — 1.5
Anaheim Peppers, Toasted Cardamom, Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel, Lacto Fermented, Solera Method
Made in-house using pork casing, and served on a bun unless otherwise stated!
Add side order of fries - 5
Add side Spicy Mayo, Curry Mayo, Malt Mayo or Sesame Mayo - 1.5
Butter Chicken - 15
Curry Spiced Chicken with Tikka Masala, Mango Chutney, Micro Cilantro, Naan
Cheddar Smokie - 15
Smoked Beef & Cheddar Sausage topped with Shaved Onion, Beer Mustard, Green Onion
7 Pepper - 15
Hot Pepper Pork Sausage topped with MERIT Spicy Mayo and 7 Pepper Salsa & Green Onion
Chimichurri Chicken - 15
Chimichurri Spiced Chicken Sausage, topped with Chimichurri Sauce, Pickled Onions, Diced Cucumber & Micro Cilantro
Greek Loukaniko - 15
Orange and Fennel Ground Pork Shoulder, Sautéed Leek and Coarse Pork Sausage topped with House Tzatziki, Cherry Tomato Jam and Olive Tapenade served on a Grilled Naan
Steak N' Stout - 15
Marinated Beef Shoulder and Ground Beef topped with Garlic Horseradish Aioli, Caramelized Onion and Housemade Potato Bites
To Share - ALL THE SAUSAGE - 75
One of Every Sausage Link, Condiments, Garlic Pickles, Mixed Seasonal Pickles, Two Classic Fries or One Speciality Fries
Cauliflower Bhaji Sausage - 15
Cauliflower Bhaji Link with Spicy Ginger Carrots, Curry Mayo, Tamarind Sauce, Green Onion, Naan
✽ DIFFERENT TOPPINGS?! YOU GOT IT! Enjoy the Cauliflower Bhaji topped as any of our sausages. Ask us how!
Cookies N' Creme Dunkables - 9
Belgian Chocolate Chip Infused Cream Frosting with Classic Pretzels for dunkin’!
** Some Animal Products may be cooked in our Canola Oil fryer.
Prices above do not include HST.