Proudly crafted in Long Reach, New Brunswick
Every bottle and can of Yip Cider is proudly made from 100% New Brunswick apples. We ferment and package handpicked apples at Mackay Apple Orchard. All of our ciders are vegan and gluten free and are produced without artificial colours or flavours.
Yip's Original Blend
This cider is delightfully dry, crisp, and refreshing. Made from NB apples and to be enjoyed on any occasion.
Yip's Hopped Cider
Flavourful New Brunswick hops give depth and dimension by adding fruity and floral notes, creating a delightful sensory experience.
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.
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.
NB APPLES + BLUEBERRIES
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.
LATE VARIETY HARVEST
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!
Yip Trip Passionfruit
A 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!
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.
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.
A crisp and sessionable cider with a splash of raspberry. Highly crushable and so refreshing!
River Valley Maple
100% Pure Maple
The raw ingredients of this cider grow on the hills of "the beautiful river" valley. It brings a delightful crisp apple taste up front with a smooth maple finish. Enjoy this perfect union of NB nature and agriculture.
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 upgraded in 2021 with a new building down the road from the orchard, where we have more room for bigger tanks, a belt press, and a beautiful taproom. All our cider is fermented, matured, filtered, and canned/bottled on site.
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!
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
SAINT JOHN LOCATIONS
cask and kettle
rocky's sports bar
britt's pub & eatery
italian by night
splash thai cuisine
ALL ANBL LOCATIONS
3015 Route 845, Long Reach, NB E5S 2K4
hours of operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Closed
Thursday, Friday: 3pm - 9pm
Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
We do not accept reservations in the taproom.
Mackay Apple Orchard is open in the Fall for Apple U-Pick
Visit their Facebook page for operating hours