That’s it, Honey! Grist House Brings home the Gold from the Honey Beer Competition!


Photo courtesy of Grist House

Grist House was the first craft brewery I ever went to in Pittsburgh, and it started my love of all things beer. They’ve been absolutely killing it over the past few years since their inception, creating many beers from many different styles. Recently, they’ve cemented their greatness by bringing home not one, but TWO gold medals! 

The National Honey Board holds a yearly competition featuring honey beers. As an avid lover of ANY beer with that sweet note, this is my kind of beer competition! If you check out the Honey Board website, this competition includes many breweries, both big and small, from all over the country.  Grist House were up against the likes of Leinenkugel and Rogue – nothing to sneeze at! 

Grist brought home the gold in the sour and the stout/porter category. Microburst, the winner of the sour category is a 6% fruited sour. A perfect balance of tart and sweet, this beer is brewed with raspberry, vanilla and local wildflower honey. 

Not to be outdone, Dark Nectar took home the gold for the stout/porter field. This is a personal favorite of mine at Grist House! A lighter porter ABV wise at 6.4%, this brew is conditioned with chocolate and wildflower honey from Bedillion Farms. This is a prime beer to end a summer day with – laced with subtle sweetness and roasty chocolate. 

Congratulations, Grist House! This is an amazing feat and we Yinzers are proud of you and all you do! I can’t wait to have these beers again to celebrate!