Inspired by those bright fluffy sugary cakes we used to (okay, still do) love! A beautiful and inviting aroma of lime is complimented by a rich creamy aroma from the lactose sugar and golden naked oats, balancing out the rich tang/acidity of the lime addition. Huge notes of lime, crust and vanilla crush the acidic mouthfeel. Balanced very well with the large round lactose richness.
Currently On Tap
There’s Always Room
Key Lime Pie Sour
Wrong Tree (collab w. Four Winds)
100% Barke Pilnser malt and a touch of Mandarina & Blanc dry hop has created this surprisingly sessionable 6.9% lager that displays beautiful light bread crumb character complimented by juicy melon, light citrus, and spring water freshness. Brewed with our West Coast friends at Four Winds Brewing in June and released August 9.
Your Own Way w Apricots
The latest in our YOW Fruited Gose lineup features Apricots! Expect balanced tartness, juicy candied stonefruit with a rinsing salinity.
Takes Two To Mango
Karate Garage is the long time charitable side project of MERIT’s Head Brewer & Co-Founder Aaron Spinney and Indie Alehouse’s Head Brewery Jeff Broeders – they’ve been brewing TTTM since they were in brewing school, with this batch being the first time it’s been brewed at MERIT!
Milkshake IPA with Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon
Rich, juicy, and sweetness all balance out into a large fullbodied milkshake style. Two sips and you’ll be running around the playground with sticky fingers and a mouth coated in orange melt. “Wipe your hands!” you’ll hear the whisper of forgotten memories of summers past, except mom can’t tell you to “use the hose to rinse” before you come back to the bar for more.
The Other Side
Rye Sour with Italian Plums
The Other Side returns!Last year, as part of our 1st Anniversary Celebrations, we released a collab with our friends Bar Volo and threw a party at their cozy little beer bar in Toronto to celebrate. Brewed with a touch of rye as well as some juicy Italian Plums this year’s batch is particularly vinous and displays fleshy plum alongside a balanced tartness! Deceivingly drinkable for 8.4%abv. Both bottles and kegs were naturally conditioned.
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.
Dry Hopped Saison with Orange Peel & Indian Coriander
Chanan is a hybrid of three styles as it is hopped like an IPA, uses orange peel and coriander like a German wit, and is fermented with our house saison yeast. Chanan is full of bright citrus aromas and flavours and drinks dry, making for an approachable, but complex, refreshing sip every time.
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 wheats, oats, and barley, and fermented with our house saison yeast.
For guest tap, cider, and wine options, please see menu board in our taproom.
Please order at the bar
Take Out Available
Please Call 905 393 1024
SNACKS & SIDES
Shareables - 11
Spent Grain Crackers, Beemster Holland Dutch Classic Cheese, Onion Jam, Mixed Pickles.
Add Fried Pepperoni - 4
Fries* — 7
MERIT Spicy Mayo or Curry Mayo
Nacho Loaded Fries* — 10
Queso, Pico De Gallo, Roasted Poblano & Lime Crema, Green Onion
Add House Made Bacon - 3
Fried Pepperoni — 6
House Made Fried Pepperoni, Sweet Mustard
Mac & Cheese & Bacon — 11
House Smoked Bacon, Gruyere, Grana Padano, Old Cheddar, Mozzarella, Barrel Fermented Hot Sauce
Kale & Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad — 11
Kale, Fried Brussel Sprouts, Romaine, Caramelized Onions, House Made Bacon,Croutons, Romano Cheese, Black Pepper
PICKLES & FERMENTATION
Crazy Garlic Pickles — 6
Garlic, Dill, Black Peppercorns
Mixed Seasonal Pickles — 7
Spicy Pickled Peppers, Zesty Brussel Sprouts, Lacto Fermented Carrots, Curry Cauliflower
MERIT Hot Sauce — 1
Anaheim Peppers, Toasted Cardamom, Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel, Lacto Fermented, Solera Method
Made in-house using pork casing, and served on a custom Bonanza Bakery Bun unless otherwise stated.
Add side order of fries - 3
Add side Spicy Mayo or Curry Mayo - 1
Jerk Sausage - 11
Jerk Pork Sausage with Grilled Pineapple Salsa, Spicy Jerk Mayo, Micro Cilantro
Butter Chicken Sausage - 11
Curry Spiced Chicken with Tikka Masala, Mango Chutney, Micro Cilantro, Naan
Chicken Bacon Ranch Sausage - 11
Chicken Sausage with House Smoked Bacon, Scmaltz Ranch, Lettuce, Tomato
Philly Cheesesteak Sausage — 11
Beef, Short Rib, Mushroom, & Green Pepper with Caramelized Onions, Provolone, Garlic Aioli, Parsley
General Tao Sausage - 11
General Tao Pork Sausage with Tao Sauce, Water Chestnut, Green Onion, Toasted Sesame Seed
Cheddar Smokie - 11
Smoked Beef &Cheddar with Shaved Onion, Beer Mustard, Green Onion
Cauliflower Bhaji Sausage - 11
Spicy Ginger Carrots, Curry Mayo, Tamarind Sauce, Green Onion, Naan
Recommended for 4+ People
All The Sausage — 65
One Of Each Link, Condiments, Crazy Garlic Pickles, Mixed Seasonal Pickles, 2 Fries.
Add Bhaji - 5
In partnership with Mealshare and Boy & Girls Club of Hamilton - Purchasing this will provide 5 healthy meals to youth in need.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream Sandwich — 6
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Strawberry Jelly, Vanilla Ice Cream
** Some Animal Products made be cooked in our Canola Oil fryer.
Currently our Kitchen is not a nut-free facility.
Prices above do not include HST.