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Getting to Know Golden State Cider | CiderScene

California is a vast space of unique experiences, cuisine and beverages from NorCal to SoCal. May it be some of the US’s best wine or a beer scene that is comparable to some of the east coast havens. That doesn’t stop in the world of cider, either — not even close. One of our recent favorite sideries coming out of the Golden State is…. Golden State Cider. Let’s dig into their history a bit and what type of ciders they are offering.

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About Golden State Cider

Golden State Cider was founded on Devoto Orchards in Sebastopol, California by the dynamic duo of Jolie Devoto and Hunter Wade. They were making cider utilizing heirloom apples grown in the drier climate as another means of enjoying these delicious apples. Their first cider offerings were made from 100% fresh juice, celebrating the character of these heirloom apples.

Golden State’s goal is to keep apple trees in the ground, and with that came the idea to produce quality craft cider that speaks to the regions where the apples are from. They want to celebrate the rich heritage and apple diversity across the west coast by continuing to use west coast apple juice and press them like they always have.

To fulfill their mission of staying true to the region, Golden State plans to grow to be California’s largest apple purchaser in the category. They will continue to collaborate with long-existing apple orchards and farmers from premier growing regions throughout the state to create those delicious orchard-to-can experiences that pay homage to the apple varietals of the region.

Golden States Core Series

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Mighty Dry

Mighty Dry is made with 100% fresh-pressed west coast apple juice and fermented with champagne yeast. Juicy, freshly cut apple aromatics balance seamlessly with a bright, crisp taste to produce our flagship cider.

BRIGHT, JUICY, CRISP | ABV: 6.3%


Brut Bone-Dry

With Zero grams of sugar, Brut is our driest core cider. We chose to leave Brut unfiltered to showcase a fuller mouthfeel and provide additional layers of flavor. The complex aromas and flavors resemble the common characteristics found in zero dosage sparkling wines, making Brut our ‘champagne of cider.’

UNFILTERED, ZERO SUGAR, ELEGANT | ABV: 6.9%


Gingergrass

Gingergrass is a refreshing cider infused with natural ginger root and lemongrass. Vibrant aromatics and zesty flavors lead to a well-rounded finish.

VIBRANT, ZESTY, REFRESHING | ABV: 6.1%


Jamaica

Jamaica (pronounced Ham-eye-cuh) Inspired by the rich tradition of Aguas Frescas, Jamaica reimagines this familiar taste from a dry cider perspective. Jamaica is a naturally pink cider made with tropical hibiscus flowers, which create fragrant aromas that lead to fresh berry flavors and a tart, round finish.

FRAGRANT, TART, TROPICAL | ABV: 5.8%


Mellow Green

Mellow Green is lightly infused with Columbus hops to impart a floral, citrusy finish.

AROMATIC, RIPE, EARTHY | 6.5% ABV


Get You Some

Good news for people across the US trying to get their hands on this cider. Golden State Cider now can ship to 40 states! You can buy their products at their cider shop.