Author Archives for Tej Jordan Sandhu

Rotating Free Delivery!

April 26, 2020 12:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Each week we’re heading to a different city and offering FREE direct delivery! On Thursday June 18 we’ll be taking a road trip to the Niagara Region! That includes: Grimsby, Beamsville, St. Catharines, Thorold, Fonthill, Welland, Niagara Falls, & Niagara-On-The-Lake. Use code FREENIAGARA at Checkout on orders of $45+ and... View Article

Black Youth Mentorship Program

March 13, 2020 3:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

MERIT and Beer.Diversity. are excited to announce that partial proceeds from draft sales of our collaboration More Than (Mango Pale Ale) will be donated to the Hamilton Centre For Civic Inclusion’s Black Youth Mentorship Program! A little about the BYMP: In partnership with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and... View Article

Chanan Singh Sandhu Memorial Scholarship

December 20, 2019 10:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  MERIT announces Chanan Singh Sandhu Memorial Scholarship in partnership with Empowerment Squared, $12,000 collected from Anniversary Month sales.   Before the MERIT name represented our brewery, it was a furniture store in Nanaimo, BC, founded by Tej’s grandparents, Chanan and Charan Sandhu. They used Merit Furniture as a way to facilitate... View Article

In Light Of…

October 1, 2019 3:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In light of recent events in our industry and city, and after reflective conversation internally, we thought we would share a few thoughts. This past weekend, a group of breweries representing the Ontario Craft Brewers Association were pictured with Sam Oosterhoff, an MPP for Niagara West, after a discussion was... View Article


August 21, 2019 9:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As part of this year’s Milkshake Day, we’re going to be donating 100% of the proceeds from our Lemonade Stand (serving up PWYC MERIT Lemonade and fresh-squeezed OJ alongside treats from Fresh Kravings) and our MERIT x Witly ‘Make-Your-Own-Tie-Dye Shirt Station’ to SAGE. SAGE is a peer support group for trans,... View Article

Milkshake Day 2019

August 21, 2019 9:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Milkshake Day 2019 is almost here! As we’re just a few days from our nostalgia-fueled celebration of never-ending-summers, it’s probably a good time to share a few details with you! This is a long read, but one that’s worth it! Just like the past 2 years, we’ll be releasing 2... View Article

Thank You, Chanan

May 3, 2019 12:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

While the last year has given us plenty of reasons to celebrate, we also experienced the loss of Chanan Sandhu, Tej’s grandfather, whom both the beer Chanan and MERIT itself is named after.   The impact Chanan had on the world is of incredible measure. He lived his life with love,... View Article

Common Ground 2.0

April 30, 2019 11:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

MERIT is turning 2 and instead of trying to put all of our emotions into words, we’re going to do what we love most: make really good beer and serve it alongside purposeful and delicious food!   On May 26th, we’re hosting a beer dinner, and it’s definitely not one to... View Article

Opening Digital Doors

July 17, 2018 4:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re coming for you Cobourg, Chatham, Ottawa, Oshawa, and… everywhere else in Ontario! ** UPDATED ** Our Online Bottle Shop is OPEN! Check out for current availability and don’t forget to check back every Wednesday for new releases! On Thursday at 11am we’ll open up our Online Bottle Shop.... View Article

Common Ground

April 19, 2018 11:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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