Our Apple-Growing Heritage

The apple packing industry took root in Thornbury in the 1880s when immigrants discovered that the mineral-rich Niagara escarpment soil and the moderating effect of Nottawasaga Bay made for an excellent location for growing apples. Today, nestled in the famous Blue Mountains, you will find 7,500 acres of apple orchards running along the southern-most part of the golden shores of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay.

Our Beer

Premium craft beer that boasts the craftsmanship and nature of Old World styles, combined with the freshness of a local product.

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Our Cider

We proudly craft our cider in the midst of 7,500 acres of apple orchards, in the heart of apple country. Our Cider is handcrafted by Doug Johnson, Head Cider Master. To learn more about the Cider process, click the link below.

Reserve an igloo at the Cider House

Each Igloo guest of legal drinking age will receive a complimentary sample of our Vodkow Cream Liquor or alternative. Underage persons and well-behaved dogs are welcome in the igloos: non-alcoholic beverages and dog dishes are available! Igloo reservations are 1 hour and 20 minutes in duration, beginning at the scheduled time. Please note that because we do have other scheduled reservations throughout the day, we are unable to extend Igloo visits past their scheduled end time. For example, a 12pm reservation would end at 1:20pm, which allows us 10 minutes to clean and prepare the igloo for the next reservation slot at 1:30. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to arrive shortly before your scheduled time. The igloos are heated and do warm with the sun but we recommend bringing a blanket and wearing weather-appropriate clothing- layers are a good idea. 

There is a $25 Reservation Fee to reserve an Igloo Experience. This is a stand-alone fee. As such it is not refundable and is not applicable towards food and beverage purchases. This fee is used to help cover the expense of replacing the igloos each year. When you click on the ‘Reserve Now’ button you will be directed to a third-party booking website. Because this site does not have an option for a Reservation Fee, this fee is labelled as ‘Deposit’ on that site. Please be aware that despite this label, this is a Reservation Fee and not a deposit and is, again, neither refundable nor applicable to your bill. In the event that unforeseen circumstances require a cancellation, we are happy to work with guests to move reservations to an alternative date/time where possible.

Blue Mountain Light Lager - try it today! Available online and at The Beer Store


There’s always fun to be had at our Cider & Brew House! Click below for upcoming events.

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Want to host your next event at our Cider & Brew House? Get in touch with us today!