Transplanted Brit Brews UK-Style Cider with Ohio Apples




Richard Read may have released Lolo Romy as his company's first hard cider product, but it’s the Griffin Original that started it all. Whereas Lolo Romy is a unique dessert-style cider, the Original is a true English-style pub cider.

The product, the second from Read's Griffin Cider Works, has just been released.

"This is the original reason I started making cider in the first place," explains Read. "I couldn't find an American-made cider to please my palate."

As a Brit living in the States, Read says he was pining for the types of ciders he drank back home. The just-released Griffin Original is a medium-dry, lightly carbonated pub-style cider. Boasting a pronounced apple flavor and moderate alcohol (7%), the cider goes down easy.

"You can pair this cider with any food you'd find in a pub or pull off the barbecue," says Read.

The beverage is available at the Greenhouse Tavern, Melt Bar & Grilled, ABC Tavern, and most Heinen's and Zagara's supermarkets.

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