We’re opening October 17th

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We’re Grain&Grit, a small batch brewery in west Hamilton, opening October 17th, 2017.

Our focus is on brewing unique beers in small batches while serving our community and neighbourhood first. Before we open in the fall, we want to provide our future customers with massive value and cultivate a community of amazing, craft-beer-loving folks.

That’s why we’re excited to offer our Founding Memberships for a limited time. This is a chance for you to get in from the ground up, be a part of our story and most importantly, receive a full year of amazing benefits once we open.

Here’s the deal. 

You pay a one-time fee and in return, you’ll get the following benefits for a full year, starting when we open in the fall:

  • Your name on our brewery wall to show our appreciation for your support as a Founding Member
  • One glass growler (1L)
  • 12 growler fills (1L, for pickup at the brewery only)
  • 10% off all other purchases (growler fills, cans, flights & 12oz glasses of beer, merchandise)
  • Early access to our new release beers
  • Free access to our pilot batches (your feedback on our pilots will directly influence the beers that we bring to our big system)
  • Grain&Grit t-shirt (available in men and women’s styles)
  • An invitation for you and 1 friend to our members-only pre-launch event, which is an opportunity for you to get into the brewery and try our beer before we open to the public (your first beer is on us)
  • Two additional members-only events throughout the year
  • Exclusive emails with tasting notes and beer education from Alex & Joe
  • Each of our beer recipes for your home-brewing pleasure
  • First rights to sign up for future our membership programs before the general public
  • Other fun surprises throughout the year, because we love you

Our Founding Memberships are sold out.

We’ll be offering different membership opportunities in the future, so stay tuned. 

People are talking about Grain&Grit:

“Delicious beers from a great group of people.”


“I cannot say enough good things about this beer and this new brewery. I can’t wait for them to open so they can take my money. Big things coming for this brewery!”


“Delicious. For real. This ESB from Grain&Grit is a wonderful balance of hops and malt and it drinks silky smooth. Leave your mouth with a nice caramel finish. Well done Joe & Alex!”


“We are totally not sponsored by Grain&Grit, but they have some amazing brews! We highly recommend anyone in the Hamilton area check them out!”



But hey, I haven’t even tried your beer! Why would I purchase a membership?

That’s a very good question! When you purchase a Founding Membership, your money will go directly towards funding our taproom renovation. Our taproom is a space that we’re creating to build community around craft beer and to share our love, passion and knowledge of beer with our customers.

We’re also happy to refund your membership after your first growler fill if you’re not happy with our product.

What types of beer are you going to make?

Pineapple Rye Pale Ale, Juice Bomb IPA, Bob’s English Brown Ale, Prohibition Peach Pale Ale, Citrus Saison, Elderberry Sour, Gateway IPA, Breakfast Stout, Camomile Lavender Lager — these are just a handful of the beers that we’ve brewed to date.

We aren’t planning to open with staple beers. Our focus is on doing one-off beers and discovering what our customers like to drink, and then we’ll make more of it. The beauty of brewing beer in small batches is that it gives us the freedom to play and experiment with flavours.

We love traditional styles of beer but like to put our own spin on them. One of the ways that we do that is with hops. They’re our favourite ingredient to play with and we like to showcase them in our beers whenever we can.


What stage of the start-up process are you in and when do you plan to open?

Our brewing equipment has arrived and we’re deep into renovations at 11 Ewen Road. We’re turning an old, tired mechanic garage into a bright and airy space and we’re well on our way. We’ll be ready to brew our first batch of beer in the next month or so. We can't give a definitive opening date just yet, but it will definitely be this fall.


Can’t I just buy a Founding Membership when you open?

Nope. This will be the only opportunity to purchase a Founding Membership (until June 30th). There will be other membership opportunities after our first year of operation, but the Founding Membership is a one-time deal.

OUR Founding Memberships are sold out. 

We’ll be offering different membership opportunities in the future. Be the first to know by getting on the waitlist.

Our Founding Memberships are sold out.

We’ll be offering different membership opportunities in the future, so stay tuned.


Meet the G&G family



Joe Mrav, Co-founder

Joe has spent his career so far as a Mechanical Engineer but his passion and heart has always been with beer. Once he fell in love with home-brewing, he realized he was tired of living his life on someone else's terms, and it was time to take a risk and invest in his passion. That’s when Grain&Grit was born.

Lindsey Mrav, Co-founder

Lindsey brings her experience as a graphic designer and digital strategist to G&G and is responsible for branding, interior design and marketing. She’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit and has encouraged Joe to dream big and get outside of his comfort zone to start their new venture.

Alex Sporn, Head Brewer

Alex hails from a small town in Germany and he now calls Hamilton home. His background is in chemistry, biology and winemaking and he’s worked at wineries all over the world. Lucky for G&G, he’s a fellow home-brewer with a serious passion for beer, and he’s ready to make the switch to brewing.