About Us

Ratel Cider is a craft cider company based in Monterey, California with a tenacious desire to bring a serious, high-quality, bone-dry craft cider to the market.

Ratel Premium Craft, Dry-Hopped Cider is made with four different varietals of local apples.  We have spent three years dedicated to finding the perfect blend of tart, sweet and sharp apples to create the perfect cider.  We ferment our cider bone-dry and add rare fruity, floral premium hops. Ratel Cider is gluten-free and does not add water or any concentrates.

Ratel Premium Craft, Dry-Hopped Cider is an exciting and interesting creation that changes with age.  Like a maturing badger, as it ages it mellows becoming even more complex, taking on slight notes of citrus.  The end product is a crisp, refreshing beverage with a tart kick and a floral, fruity aroma that will change the way beer and wine drinkers think about cider.

 

Our Premium Craft Ciders

Ratel Premium Craft Dry-Hopped Cider

Our Flagship Cider is a blend of four different apple varietals fermented completely dry and then dry-hopped with a combination of floral and citrus hops. This beer-forward product is a crisp, refreshing beverage with a tart kick and citrusy notes that will change the way beer and wine drinkers think about cider. 7.2% ABV

Ratel Bright Limited Production Cider

Ratel Cider’s newest cider “Bright” is a semi-dry, limited production premium craft cider with a broad appeal. Three apple varietals and one pear varietal with a very subtle hop addition. Much less hop forward than our flagship cider, Bright is incredibly clean and crisp with subtle pear notes. At 7.1% ABV, it is easy to drink and pairs exceptionally well with a wide spectrum of foods.

Ratel Dry-Hopped Apricot Sour Cider

Our Premium Craft Hopped Apricot Cider is a blend of apple and apricot varietals fermented completely dry and then lightly hopped with a combination of floral and citrus hops. The end product is a very tart, refreshing beverage with notes of juicy Apricot and sour apricot skins. This limited production premium craft cider goes great with salty, spicy and savory foods. 7.2% ABV

 

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