Our Apple-Growing Heritage
Thornbury—Ontario’s apple-growing heritage
Our beer originates from Thornbury Village, namesake of the well-known apple growing and cider making region of Thornbury, England. Thornbury is the largest apple growing region in Ontario today, but this story began in the mid-1800s when immigrants discovered the Niagara Escarpment soil and the water of Nottawasaga Bay was perfect for growing apples.
The Tale of the Cider House Building
The Thornbury Village Cider & Brew House building was originally a wooden apple storage building but was rebuilt with fire-proof concrete after it burnt down in the 1920s. Steam trains would arrive from the harbor in Toronto and return loaded with crates of apples from the original Thornbury building. As storage buildings were built closer to the markets, the building lived through different lives—a flea market, an ammunition storage, and a nuclear fallout shelter during the cold war.
Red door releases
Exclusive cider and beer releases, only available at our Cider & Brew House!
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.
Drop by for a visit
Our tasting room and retail store is open daily to the public. Enjoy a tasting flight of craft beer or cider, fill a growler or howler, tip back a pint, or just pick up some cans or bottles to go!
90 King St E, Thornbury, ON
Georgian Bay’s first Outdoor Patio Igloos for winter seating!
November 21 & November 22
12:00pm – 2:00pm
THIS IS THORNBURY
Showcasing the versatility of Ontario Craft Cider through 5 Cider Cocktails, each featuring a blend of Ontario craft ciders and craft spirits from various local craft distillers.
Book an Event
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