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One farm 

One dream

Three generations 

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Proudly crafted in Long Reach, New Brunswick

 

CIDERS

Every bottle and can of Yip Cider is proudly made from 100% New Brunswick apples. We ferment and bottle handpicked apples at Mackay Apple Orchard. All of our ciders are vegan and gluten free and are produced without artificial colours or flavours.

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ORIGINAL

Yip's Original Blend

Crisp, refreshing, apple flavours make this the perfect drink for any occasion! 

6.0% ALC/VOL

DRY

CRISP

HOPPED

Yip's Hopped Cider

Flavourful New Brunswick hops give depth and dimension by adding fruity and floral notes, creating a delightful sensory experience. 

6.0% ALC/VOL

DRY

DRY HOPPED

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Golden RUSSET

Yip's Liquid Gold

This single variety cider is a tribute to the noble Golden Russet apple. Enjoy the subtle tannins, apple spice, and luscious notes of honey and pear. 

7% ALC/VOL

SEMI-SWEET

SINGLE VARIETY

blueberry 

Yip's Blueberry Picnic

This cider represents NB heritage in a can, rugged, civilized, and real fruit flavour. This is a semi-sweet cider with sweetness residing from the locally sourced blueberries. Serve chilled at any picnic.  

6.0% ALC/VOL

SEMI-SWEET

NB APPLES + BLUEBERRIES

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HOPE

Celebrating over 100 years of Hope

Semi-sweet and abiding, this cider is made entirely from late variety apples from Mackay Apple Orchard, creating a distinguished apple flavour to compliment Hope's legacy.

6.0% ALC/VOL

SEMI-SWEET

LATE VARIETY HARVEST

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6.0% ALC/VOL

SEMI-SWEET

TROPICAL

A wee addition of passionfruit makes this NB cider a tropical delight. BBQs and sunny weather adventures are appropriate pairings. Stay in the maritimes and have a Trip!

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Cherry SLim

Light Cider

A light, crisp, and sessionable cider with a splash of tart cherry. This low calorie cider is crushable and refreshing, making it an easy choice for any occasion!

4.4% ALC/VOL

DRY

Low Cal

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STIT

Limited Edition Stit 100

Oak tannin permeates this cider to honour Yip's sister Stit and her beloved Saint John River. Our intent was to infuse a dry oak finish worthy of Stit’s sense of adventure and wit.

5.7% ALC/VOL

DRY

OAK AGED

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Cranberry Cider

New Brunswick cranberry and apple unite to make this red, crisp, and sparkling seasonal cider. Ideal pairings include: chopping wood, dinner parties, and fireside gatherings.

5.0% ALC/VOL

DRY

TART

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Light Cider

A light, crisp, and sessionable cider with a splash of raspberry. Highly crushable and so refreshing!

4.4% ALC/VOL

DRY

LOW CALORIE

 

CIDERY

Mackay Orchard, Long Reach, New Brunswick

In Yip's day, and up until recently, apples were pressed in the basement of the barn with a man-powered vertical rack and cloth press. Starting in 2016 we pressed and fermented in Chas Mackay's garage on Mackay Apple Orchard using a hydraulic vertical rack and cloth press. We now in 2021 have a new production room and tasting room down the road from the orchard where our cider is fermented, matured, filtered, and canned/bottled on site.

Chas Mackay
Yip, Chas, and the old green truck
Chas Mackay pouring juice
Green truck during blossom
Tiffany Mackay, ready for the market
ORCHARD 1968
ORCHARD 2015
The Old Rack and Cloth Press
Green truck during blossom
FARMHOUSE 2015
Hugh Mackay, with pre-restored truck
GREEN TRUCK 1982
GREEN TRUCK 1992
The old green truck, 1967

In the fall of 1965, Yip purchased a 1966 GMC green pickup truck to be used on the farm. This truck was passed on to Yip's son Chas, and was well loved until its retirement in 1992. In 2015, Chas's five children surprised him with the restoration of the old green truck. Today, the green truck is back in action, cruising through beautiful New Brunswick. Keep an eye out for the green truck at Mackay Apple Orchard, the Kingston farmers' market, and out delivering cider!

 

OUR STORY

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Yip with Bushel of Apples
Yip Picnic 1950s
Yip hunting partridge with friends
Yip relaxing on the Saint John River
Yip picking apples
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WWII
Yip's son, Chas, pouring fresh juice
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Yip's son, Chas, picking apples

Yip was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, where he developed a deep appreciation for its diverse forests, majestic rivers and people of character. Leaving New Brunswick in 1933 for military college, then WWII, and a career in Toronto, he was determined to come home some day.


On a visit home in 1964, Yip bought the farm adjacent to a camp owned by his father. He would return every summer to plant apple trees, raspberry bushes and a vegetable garden, until 1972, when he was able to move back home for good.


Yip enjoyed duck hunting, boating, and most importantly, making cider. He would pick the apples, enlisting anyone he could to help, then set out to craft his cider, which he would share with his family and neighbouring farms.


Yip's son, Chas, caught the bug, changed careers, and became a full time apple farmer in 1980. Yip left us in 1986, but Chas and his family have been carrying on the tradition of everything apples and cider to this day. 


The trees Yip planted continue to produce fruit and we are open to the public as a U-pick, where people can pick apples, take pictures under apple trees, and buy craft cider.


Cheers on your health!

 

WHERE TO FIND US

KINGSTON LOCATIONS
  • REEDS POINT PUB

  • KINGSTON STORE

  • MACKAY ORCHARD (U-PICK SEASON)

  • Yip Cider Taproom

  • ANBL

  • Barrels Head

  • FOGHORN

  • Hammond RIver

  • Smoking pig BBQ

  • the robertson

  • long bay brewery

  • Garden Grove

  • vitos

ROTHESAY LOCATIONS
HALIFAX LOCATIONS
SAINT JOHN LOCATIONS
  • ALL ANBL LOCATIONS

  • ALE HOUSE

  • Picaroons

  • cask and kettle

  • woodchucks

  • happinez

  • rocky's sports bar

  • eighty3 barcade

  • thandi

  • port city royal

  • big tide

  • church street

  • decimal 81

  • ale house

  • italian by night

  • peppers

  • gahan house

  • splash thai cuisine

  • ysj airport

  • vegolution

FREDERICTON LOCATIONS
  • ALL ANBL LOCATIONS

  • SNOOTY FOX

  • GRAYSTONE

  • RUSTICO

  • MOCO

  • PICAROONS ROUND HOUSE

  • The Joyce Pub

  • Hilton Garden Inn

  • Maybee BREWING CO

  • GRIMROSS

MONCTON LOCATIONS
 

CONTACT

3015 Route 845, Long Reach, NB E5S 2K4

hours of operation

 

TApROOM

Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm

Sunday:  12pm - 5pm

apple u-pick

Mackay Apple Orchard is open in the Fall for Apple U-Pick 

Visit their Facebook page for operating hours 

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