California native Katie Shea founded Golden Bear Bitters in 2016. Katie grew up in the Salinas Valley surrounded by the 'pastures of heaven', as Steinbeck referred to them, in a home her parents built and named 'Casa de Osos', house of bears. Cultivating her early interest in plants, native habitats and farming, she pursued an agriculture degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which led to a career in organic farming, herbal remedies, and the international food and beverage industry. Golden Bear Bitters unique recipes are refined to express the terroir of the California coast. Golden Bear Bitters highlight seasonal and wildcrafted flavors of the California coast. Drinking with one's environment is as important as eating with it. Bitters and tonics have been used for hundreds of years to nourish and refresh the body and spirit. Using local fruit and wild foraged botanicals from the California coast, our products allow you to make drinks with the seasons, with the environment, for your health and enjoyment.
Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00. Must be at least 21 years old.