A pale, slightly-sweet summer ale. Oat, wheat and pale-crystal malt combinations provide the back-drop for lots and lots of late-hopping utilising Motueka from New Zealand, and Chinook and Cascade from the States.
Named after the Griffin Foundry, the building of which still stands on Goyt Side and is Chesterfield's oldest industrial building. Dating back to the 1770's Griffin Foundry had links with Richard Arkwright at the height of the industrial revolution. 200 years ago it was producing cannon ball and ordnance for the Napoleonic wars, and no less than a quarter of the total iron output of the County of Derbyshire was being produced here.
When Brampton Brewery was in its 1940's hey-day it had a pub called “The Griffin“ on nearby Wheatbridge Road.