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We’re Hiring: Line Cook

February 12, 2024 9:09 am Published by

Line Cook We’re a team that values community, collaboration, innovation, and enthusiasm, and are excited to find like-minded people to join us in the pursuit of building something special on James Street North. MERIT is inspired by Hamilton’s history and those paving the way for a bright future. We are... View Article

Code of Conduct

March 7, 2022 4:54 pm Published by

OUR VALUES At MERIT Brewing, we strive to make Hamilton bright by expressing the city’s eclectic, diverse, resilient and artistic nature through delicious, handcrafted beer and food for everyone. We strive for innovation and draw from a wide range of ideas in the pursuit of constant improvement. We create to... View Article

The Vine Street Beer & Wine Garden!

July 2, 2020 11:13 pm Published by

We’ve been taking our time to build out our alleyway beer & wine garden and to make sure that our guests and staff could be safe while enjoying! MERIT was built as a place to facilitate conversation and community over a great beer and bite and we’re excited to get... View Article

Rotating Free Delivery!

April 26, 2020 12:39 pm Published by

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

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

  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

Harvest 2019 – Double Release Info

October 21, 2019 7:20 pm Published by

Fall is undoubtably one of our favourite times of the year. The cool crisp breeze means we aren’t sweating through our shirts in the brewery anymore, but it’s still nice enough to cozy up with a blanket on the patio. Falling leaves paint a canvas around the city, and we’ve... View Article

In Light Of…

October 1, 2019 3:46 pm Published by

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

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

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

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

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