Hailing From Right Down the Road in Millvale, Grist House Brewing Has Some Awesome Cans in Our #DrinkPGH Section!
Do you like thick hazies? Do you like big, bold stouts? Do you like fruited sours? Heck, do you like beer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re likely familiar with the fine folks at Grist House Craft Brewery in Millvale! Consistently one of the most popular breweries in Pittsburgh, Grist has been pumping out incredible brews for the past six and a half years. We at Creekside Beer are VERY psyched to be one of the few places outside of the taproom where you can pick up cans from these guys, and I felt it appropriate to highlight a few of the ones available now in our coolers!
Grist House Woven Wreckage IPA
Woven Wreckage is a very crushable New England IPA. Direct from the brewery, “Brewed with Cryo Mosaic and NZ Rakau hops, this IPA delights with tropical notes of mango and wildflowers. The combination of pilsen malt and raw wheat give it a full, yet smooth mouthfeel with a clean finish.” Woven Wreckage is 7.2% ABV and, at time of writing, sits at a 4.04/5 on Untappd.
Lucid Manatee is a hazy New England-style double IPA. According to the brewery, “The first beer in the LUCID SERIES, Lucid Manatee has a copious amount of raw wheat and flaked barley that gives it a creamy mouthfeel with an earthy touch. It is fermented with a low flocculation English yeast that compliments the specialty grains and hops by enhancing the mouthfeel and providing fruity esters that make the nose pop.” This brew clocks in at 8.0% ABV and currently holds a 4.19/5 on Untappd.
Grist House Woven Wreckage IPA
Look: This brew pours a beautiful light orange color with a frothy, lingering head. It looks even more beautiful in the Grist House Teku glass I picked up down at the brewery!
Smell: Aromas of citrusy and tropical fruits are what I pick up on first. It has a floral smell to it as well, which, while common with most NEIPAs, I’ve noticed quite a bit specifically with Mosaic.
Taste: Really smooth and drinkable! A decent bit of malt flavor does come through on this one, but it’s well balanced.
Thoughts: A great single IPA that’s perfect for any occasion. I had this beer for the first time over the summer and really enjoyed it while hanging out on my back porch. I had it again on Thursday night and it was just as delicious while bundled up on the couch.
Tyler’s Rating: 4.25/5
Grist House Lucid Manatee DIPA
Look: Super thick and almost yellow in color. Not very much head on this one, but it didn’t really dissipate the entire time I was drinking.
Smell: It’s piney and has big resin notes on the nose. I cracked the can open and my apartment smelled like a Penn State frat house!
Taste: This brew is so thick and creamy! Features slight hoppiness but not much at all. It’s very smooth and drinkable despite being 8%. I could definitely drink a 4 pack of these and then regret it in the morning.
Thoughts: All of Grist’s DIPAs are absolutely killer. I think Double Hazedelic is the gold standard, but this one is not far behind at all! I can’t wait to go grab a pint in Millvale (or Collier!) soon, but for now, I’m very glad I can grab a 4 pack at Creekside and enjoy some delicious Grist House brews on the couch!
Tyler’s Rating: 4.5/5