Golden State Cider Launches in Bay Area

August 13, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
August 13, 2014 - Hunter Wade and Nils Reid, founding partners of Golden State Cider (GSC), announced the upcoming launch of their lifestyle inspired, naturally gluten-free beverage.

GSC will be available on draft at select locations throughout the Bay Area this August during California's peak apple season, followed by an expansion down the California coastline. In September, Golden State Cider's flagship Mighty Dry Cider will be available in a pint can 4-pack for a suggested retail of $11.99.

"The Golden State is all about being outdoors, taking in the scenery, and exploring everything California has to offer-mountains, cities, and beaches," said Reid. "This cider captures that spirit. It's crisp and invigorating, and crafted to appeal to the active, health-conscious Californian, and to beer and wine drinkers alike."

Golden State Cider joins the portfolio of Sonoma-based heritage hard cider brand, Devoto Orchards Cider, co-owned by Wade's wife Jolie Devoto and her father Stan Devoto. The Devoto Family has been growing heirloom apples in West Sonoma County since 1976 and is known as one of the Bay Area's most beloved organic orchards.

In 2013, hard cider sales jumped 70% nationally, firmly placing America's original beverage choice on the map as the fastest growing beverage segment in the country. With Devoto leading the way in Sonoma as an artisanal brand with a legacy of quality in elegantly bottled format, the GSC brand is expected to appeal to a wider audience of adventurous millennial men and women seeking a versatile, lighter alternative to beer and a refreshing substitute for wine.

Golden State Cider embodies the farm-fresh flavors that Californians value in their food and drink choices, as all apples are sourced from West Coast orchards. Similar to the Devoto philosophy, quality remains a top priority. Sourcing 100% fresh-pressed West Coast apples, what is not found in Golden State Cider is just as important as what is. Golden State Cider is one of the few cider producers in the country that does not add water, sugar or concentrate to any of its products. With a 5-8% alcohol level, hard cider is equivalent to craft beers, but offers a gluten free alternative. GSC pairs deliciously with fresh, California cuisine… and always perfectly with the California sunset.

About Golden State Cider
Born in 2014, Golden State Cider captures the essence of the California lifestyle with a boldly refreshing, naturally gluten free alternative to beer or wine. Available on draft and by the can, GSC is the perfect compliment to the California lifestyle. Founded by Hunter Wade and Nils Reid, Golden State Cider will be available on draft and in the can throughout the Bay Area before working its way down the California coastline. For more information, please visit or call (617) 519-1348. Follow Golden State Cider on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @drinkgoldenst8.

About Devoto Orchards Cider
Grown on the highly prized Goldridge soil of Sonoma County, Devoto Orchards was originally founded in 1976 by Stan and Susan Devoto. Sourcing from the 6,500 apple trees – including more than 50 heirloom apple varieties – on the family's 20-acre farm, this semi-dry cider is an elegant alternative to beer and offers a lower alcohol alternative to wine. Hand-picked at the peak of ripeness, Devoto's apples are pressed and fermented in stainless steel to preserve the aromas and bright acidity of the fruit. Today, Devoto Orchards Cider is owned and operated by Jolie Devoto and Hunter Wade. For more information, please visit or call 707-861-0595. You con follow Devoto Orchards on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @devoto_orchards.

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