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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

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

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

Opening Digital Doors

July 17, 2018 4:57 pm Published by

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

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

Much To Do About Nowhere

February 15, 2018 3:57 pm Published by

This Sunday we continue to celebrate the city that some call Nowhere. For background: In embracing this title we’ve continued to see the beauty beneath the surface in our city and are constantly inspired to create. To celebrate that we’re releasing a couple new beers, including our first barrel-aged release.... View Article

This is Nowhere

December 11, 2017 4:53 pm Published by

It’s no secret that we’re immensely proud to call Hamilton our home. The energy here is contagious. The heart and soul of the people and businesses make our city unique and inspire what we do at MERIT every day. But still, some think of Hamilton as nowhere. One of our... View Article

In The Dead Of Winter

November 24, 2017 10:13 am Published by

Cold is temporary, and can easily be removed from one’s bones through many avenues: a crackling fireplace, a blanket, long johns, a cup of cacao, a hug from your favourite Aunt, or… perhaps… (might we suggest) a night hosted by yours truly; a beer dinner and beer release… In The... View Article

We Made A Novemburger

November 2, 2017 11:07 am Published by

MERIT made a burger. We know, stop the presses. We’ve spent every day since opening this spring working on making the best sausages in the city to go with our beer, so why would we be so wreckless and make a burger? Our very own Sue Littleton says, “Why not?”.... View Article

When Pigs Fly

October 24, 2017 11:57 am Published by

The Quebecers are coming. We built MERIT’s taproom to be open, communal, and a place to host friends. Well, on November 10th, the Dieu Du Ciel brewing team is headed to MERIT to share some beer and a meal. Actually – a feast. The best part, we’re inviting you to... View Article