We let the environment and the season guide our flavors and ingredients. 

Use our bitters and tonics to drink with the seasons, explore the flavors of California and bring health and enjoyment into your drink rituals. 




Many of the herbs, flowers and roots used in our bitters and tonics are grown at hour homestead in the hills of Carmel Valley. We source organic citrus and dandelion root direct from two small family farms from Big Sur and Carmel. Plants are processed into bitters, syrups, and tonics within 24 hours of harvest to capture the most potent flavor and health benefits.  



Golden Bear Bitters was founded in 2016 by Katie Shea. Bartender and owner at Bar Cart Cocktail Co., she began studying herbs and agriculture in 1999. Since then, she has worked on small organic farms, herbal health stores, and in food and beverage product development. This experience gave her a farm to bottle perspective when creating the special recipes that are Golden Bear Bitters.  


artist illustrations

 Emily Underwood is our neighbor and friend. Emily is inspired by the landscapes that surround her and everything that lives and grows on them. She creates art to convey her enthusiasm for the natural world. Follow her studies on Instagram