From The Blog

Blowing Bubbles In Our Milkshakes

July 3, 2017 11:32 pm Published by

Most of us want what we can’t have… As a kids we were told to not play with our food or blow bubbles in our milkshakes. Fast forward to “adulting” and we have dreams of eating special breakfasts on the weekend (maybe even in bed), drinking beer with every meal, and still... View Article

& The Lights

June 13, 2017 12:07 am Published by

Unlike the decision to name our brewery “MERIT”, the symbol that would represent us was not so immediately apparent to us. How do you represent your values, goals, and mission, alongside recognizing the past, present, and future, in a single image? While the process itself wasn’t that interesting, (just a... View Article

May 11

May 11, 2017 8:51 am Published by

May 11th. It’s the end and the beginning. The end of three years of planning. The beginning of everything we’ve been preparing for. So, what better way to end something than with an introduction, right? We’re a group of ambitious people that consider each other family. We’re lucky enough to... View Article

Sausage & MERIT

May 3, 2017 10:41 pm Published by

To my mind, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone on this, when I think sausage, my first choice of pairing is beer. Now, I’m not saying sausage doesn’t pair well with other beverages. I’ve enjoyed high acid Riesling with wurst-loaded choucroute garnie, funky Rioja with dried chorizo, even Champagne... View Article

We’re Hiring: Line Cooks

May 3, 2017 10:09 pm 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

A Few More Seats At The Table

April 20, 2017 1:20 pm Published by

As we get closer to opening our doors, we know that in order to make MERIT a great experience, we need to create a great place to work and to build a team of passionate, hardworking, and talented  people. We’re beyond excited to introduce the newest members of our team: welcome... View Article

What’s In A Name? A Lot

April 11, 2017 7:46 am Published by

The origin of the MERIT name is almost 100 years in the making and its story actually starts in Nanaimo, BC where Chanan and Charan Sandhu, my grandparents, started Merit Furniture. My grandfather, 96 now, still runs 5 stores on Vancouver Island and still goes into work 7 days a... View Article

From Soil To Spent Grain

April 6, 2017 12:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

To start with a cliché would be, well… just that. To discuss our struggles, would be drab and overused #buildingabrewery… If you ask any one of us if we’re happy where we are and if we would change anything, there wouldn’t be much. Besides this is not about the past,... View Article