Family-owned in every sense, Grist House is run by a crew of brothers, best friends, girlfriends, wives, and in-laws. And it works. Grist House is dog and kid-friendly with live music twice a month, and a rotating selection of local food trucks. Stop in to get sudsy on its patio or deck for some supreme day drinking.
Key Beer: Camp Slap Red IPA
Douglas Derda – Host of craft beer podcast "Should I Drink That?," a Pittsburgh beer blogger, and homebrewer. He's addicted to BBQ and Back to the Future.
Chris Dilla – Founder of Bocktown Beer & Grill and expert in all things craft beer. She curates a constantly updated tap list of 16 beers a night, and has tasted just about every beer in the 'Burgh.
Chris Fleisher – Beer columnist for the Tribune-Review. When he's not writing about beer, he's at home brewing his own.
Lee Schmidt – Founder and owner of Stewards of Beer, LLC, founding member of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance, and self-proclaimed beer geek who has enjoyed good beer since he was legally allowed to do so.
Jason Cercone – Craft beer promoter & blogger, and founder of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Network, which just launched a mobile app to keep the Pittsburgh craft beer community informed of beer events and happenings around the city year-round.