Currently On Tap

Cloud 9

Anniversary Pilsner

   

4.8% abv



Brewed in collaboration with all 9 Hamilton breweries, this is our Anniversary Pilsner! This one’s a beer you can raise over and over again to celebrate the small moments and the big ones! Crisp, clean, and classic!

Nowhere w. Syrah, Malbec, & Merlot

Imperial Stout w. Red Wine Grapes

   

11.19% abv



This is where dark beer and red wine collide! Conditioned on Syrah, Malbec, & Merlot grapes, Nowhere Imperial Stout is deliciously imbued with flavours of chocolate covered blueberries and port-wine and makes you question whether or not you’re drinking a stout or a red wine!

WAVES

Fruited Sour w. Blackberry, Blueberry, & Vanilla

   

4% abv



Juicy berries that gets candied up by a splash of vanilla – that’s WAVES Fruited Sour with Blackberry, Blueberry, & Vanilla – a fresh new flavour to bring your tastebuds to life!

Forever Young

Pale Ale w Vic Secret and HBC 1019

   

4.2% abv



Forever Young – a timeless hazy Pale Ale that embodies the spirit of being young at heart – is a perfect pour, brewed with hops selected for their vibrance and pop! Citra lays down citrus, pineapple, and mango, while experimental hop HBC 1019 brings splashes of coconut peaches, and honeydew melon all joyously wrapped up in a juicy finish!

Tail Spin

Pale Lager

   

5.7% abv



Tail Spin drinks smooth and refreshing with a honey biscuit malt character and a mellow, balanced bitterness finishing crisp and dry – leaving you longing for another sip!

Wild Years

Brett Saison w. Peaches & Muscat Grapes

   

8.7% abv



Wild Years Brett Saison w. Peaches & Muscat Grapes underwent mixed fermentation before being conditioned on Niagara Peaches and Muscat grape skins from Fielding Estates Winery. Naturally conditioned in bottles since December, Wild Years displays bright white wine aromatics, with pineapple & peach following on the palate, finishing dry and refreshing.

Ever Nice

Dry Lager

   

4.6% abv



A crisp, refreshing post-work or post-lawn mowing beer ideal for the patio! Fill your summer with refreshing joy – ain’t that ever nice?!

Young Rival

IPA

   

6.0% abv



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.

Chanan

White IPA with Orange Peel & Indian Coriander

   

5.3% abv



Chanan is a hybrid of three styles as it is hopped like an IPA, uses orange peel and coriander like a Belgian 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.

SVP

French Table Beer

   

3% abv



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. SVP is can-conditioned and it’s high carbonation presents bursting effervescence and subtle but complex saison yeast characteristics.

Tomorrows

Earl Grey Tripel

   

9.0% abv



Tomorrows is one of ten original recipes first designed for MERIT’s opening in 2017. A robust tripel brewed for tea lovers and fans of Belgian beer flavours. Tomorrows shows off flavours of custard and London Fog with a smooth, drying mouthfeel. The perceived sweetness from the tea creates a swirl of rich yet simple flavours – perfect for long weekend or anytime! Enjoy sipping on this well-balanced, creamy classic.

For guest tap, cider, and wine options, please see menu board in our taproom.

Food

KITCHEN OPEN 12PM-9PM MON-THURS, 12-10PM FRI-SAT, 12-6 PM SUN

SIDES & SNACKS

Fries* — 9

The Best Fries In Hamilton (Yeah, We Said It). Plus Your Choice Of 2 Dips

Nacho Fries* — 14

MERIT Fries loaded with Queso, Pico De Gallo, Roasted Poblano & Lime Crema, Cilantro

Add House Smoked Bacon - 3

Hot Fries* — 11

MERIT Fries tossed in Secret Hot Wing Sauce, Side "Double Dill" Dip

Kale & Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad w. Bacon — 15

Kale, Deep Fried Brussel Sprouts, Romaine, Caramelized Onions, House Smoked Bacon, Pretzel Croutons, Romano Cheese

Mac & Cheese w. Bacon or Fried Brussel Sprouts — 14

House Smoked Bacon or Deep Fried Brussel Sprouts in a Cheese Mac with Gruyere, Old Cheddar, Grana Padang, Mozzarella, MERIT Original Hot Sauce or Super Verde 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

 

SAUSAGES

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

Southern Honey Garlic - 15

Smoked Honey Garlic Sausage with Honey Garlic Glaze topped with Creamy Southern Style Coleslaw

Chimichurri Chickena - 15

Chimichurri Spiced Chicken Sausage topped with Housemade Chimichurri Mayo, Pickled Red Onions, Diced Cucumbers & Micro Cilantro

Chorizo Verde - 15

Roasted Green Chile and Cilantro Pork Sausage topped with Chipotle Black Bean Paste, Lime Crema, Crispy Tajin Tortilla Strips, and Micro Cilantro

The Philly - 15

Beef, Short Rib, Mushroom, & Green Pepper Sausage with Caramelized Onions, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Melted Provolone

To Share - ALL THE SAUSAGE - 75

One of Every Sausage Link, Condiments, Garlic Pickles, Mixed Seasonal Pickles, Two Classic Fries or One Speciality Fries

PLANT-BASED SAUSAGE

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!

DESSERT

Berrimisu - 9

Earl Grey Tea Dipped Lady Fingers Layered With Strawberry Coulis, Creamy Whipped Italian Topping, & Dehydrated Strawberry Powder