Grist House is a popular brewery in the Pittsburgh suburb of Millvale (located just across the Allegheny River from Lawrenceville) that serves up an array of beer styles ranging from the hoppy IPA to fruited sours and everything in between.
Even better? This stunning spot features a gorgeous outdoor beer garden and is dog friendly!
Beer Styles at Grist House
Grist House opened its doors in 2014 and has since experienced some rather impressive growth since then. The first reason for this is their clean beers with an array of styles- perfect for beer lovers of all varieties. The second is for their gorgeous space with large outdoor beer garden (but more on that below).
It is hard to concisely describe the beer at Grist House as, to be quite honest, they make more or less everything.
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The brewery often has a disproportionate amount of IPAs on draft, but within this they have a subset of many styles including American, New England, red, black, double, etc. But they also have fruited sours (both regular and lemonade-esque), a brown ale, Kolsch, and pale wheat ales that often grace the menu as well.
Be on the lookout for the following brews we love: Hazadelic Juice Grenade (New England IPA), Flood Line (IPA), Black in the USSR (Imperial Stout), Black rIPA, any from the Kaboom or Kapow Series (fruited sour), or the Lucid IPA series (Manatee edition especially).
Grist House Has an Amazing (and Dog Friendly) Beer Garden
One of the things we love most about Grist House is the space.
While the taproom itself is quite small, Grist House is home to a modestly sized patio which is enclosed and heated in the winter months as well as a huge beer garden style space that is among the largest in the region.
On a nice spring or summer day the outdoor space is a great hangout spot to enjoy the weather, and as the temperatures begin to cool there is also a fire pit to sit around. During busy days and beer releases Grist House also has a secondary bar outside to help with the lines which is something we can also appreciate as well!
Even better, the space at Grist House is dog friendly so you can bring your well behaved pooches. However, it is worth noting that when the weather is nice Grist House can be packed with dogs as everyone has the same idea. So we leave our less-than-friendly dog at home when visiting this one.
Visiting Grist House for cans? Historically speaking Grist House has cans available for a few days after release before selling out; however, any of the fruited ones tend to go fast as we suspect they are in a more limited production than compared to the rest. (But this is just a feeling.)
Food Options at Grist House
Grist House does not have an on-site kitchen and currently has a rotation of Pittsburgh food trucks that are published on their website's calendar. The food truck line-up is quite varied in any given month so be sure to check back often to see who will be on-site!
Grist House is located at 10 E Sherman Street in Millvale.
Grab a growler to go at Grist House, and head over to try out axe throwing at Lumberjaxes just two blocks away!