The Journey North Cider Co. Taproom will permanently closed by Summer 2024

The Journey North Cider Co. Taproom will permanently closed by Summer 2024

TLDR: The Journey North taproom will be permanently closing summer 2024. We will be open Thursday to Saturday 12PM to 6PM starting Thursday, June 6 for cider sales only, until such a time that we are out of product to sell. We ask that if you have gift cards, to please come use them, we still have a large selection of cider, local goods, and snacks. We will be taking an extended break from cider making as we focus on other ventures and generally wait for economic conditions to improve. Thank you all for your patronage and support over the years, it was quite the Journey.

The long version:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of Journey North Cider Co. After four incredible years of crafting and sharing our ciders with you, we have made the difficult decision to shut down our operations due to several challenging circumstances, including the financial impact of the pandemic, increasing taxes, and the general impact of inflation.

We want to express our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support and loyalty over the years. Your enthusiasm for our ciders, your presence at our events, and your kind words have been the lifeblood of our cidery. You have not only been customers but part of our extended family, and for that, we are eternally grateful.

When we started this journey, we dreamed of creating a place where people could come together to enjoy unique, handcrafted ciders made with love and care. Your patronage made this dream a reality, and we have cherished every moment of it. From our bustling taproom to our festive seasonal celebrations, your presence has filled our cidery with joy and laughter.

We also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the retailers who sold our ciders and the restaurants and bars that served them. Your partnership and support helped us reach a wider audience and allowed more people to enjoy our craft. We are incredibly grateful for your belief in our products and your contribution to our journey.

The past few years have brought unprecedented challenges that we have tried our best to navigate. Despite our efforts, the dwindling margins have made it economically unviable to continue to produce quality cider at this time. This decision was not made lightly, and it comes with a deep sense of sadness.

As we close this chapter, we want you to know how much we appreciate each and every one of you. Your support has meant the world to us. We hope that our ciders have brought a bit of happiness into your lives, as you have brought so much into ours.

While our doors may be closing, the memories we’ve made together will endure. Thank you for being part of our journey and for making Journey North Cider Co a special place. We hope that you continue to enjoy the world of craft cider, and perhaps our paths will cross again in the future.

With heartfelt thanks and warm wishes,
The Ownership & Staff of JNC


Date night, lunch with coworkers, meeting with friends or Sunday brunch with family, there’s no better place in Bonnyville to enjoy a perfectly crafted cider than at our Taproom.

Enjoy mouth-watering appies, and savoury eats paired nicely with our locally crafted ciders, proudly produced in Bonnyville Alberta.

What's on tap?

The flavorful fruits of our labor. We are more than excited to see you have pints of our ciders and beers on tap.

Current JNC Cider on tap

Flagship Dry Cider 6.4% ABV

Our Dry Cider is made with fresh apple juice & contains no added sugars, allowing the natural flavours to take the driver’s seat.

Flagship Crisp

Our Crisp Cider contains bright, refreshing apple characteristics that come through in authentic flavour & aroma.

Cranberry 5.5% ABV

Our Cranberry Cider is slightly cloudy with a bit of sediment due to the pure, unfiltered way we craft it. Tart on the tongue with a beautiful finish.

Mythic Cider 5.5% ABV

An homage to games with friends, whether that be around a table, or online. Cheers, to good times, great fun, and new adventures! A blend of botanicals gives this cider it’s unique colour and exceptional taste.

Pineapple 5.5% ABV

The taste of summer! A magical bouquet of fresh tropics, crystal clear finish and a taste that lingers on your tongue, begging for another sip.

Blueberry Rosè 5.5% ABV

Dry with a light tartness and notes of blueberry. This clear cider has been filtered to bring out the natural colour of the fresh-pressed berries.

Hopped Grapefruit 5.5% ABV

Lemon drop hops topped with a Ruby red grapefruit juice. A light hopped flavour seamlessly blended with citrus makes this cider the perfect combination.

Local beers on tap

Beaver River Pilsner

Cold Lake Brewing & Distilling Honey Lime Lager

Situation Brewing Hazy IPA

Piston Broke Raspberry Hibiscus

Winter flavours on tap

Apple & Pear 6.4% ABV

Back sweetened with fresh, unfiltered pear juice, this cider is the ultimate in easy drinking. Not too sweet, not too dry, with a light pear finish.

Peach Bourbon 4.9% ABV

Macintosh apples & BC peach juice fermented on rich aged oak chips. Bourbon aroma & smooth oak notes are finished with peach tartness at the end of each sip.

Wassail 5.5% ABV

An early English toast to someone’s health. A mix of spices and brown sugar bring warmth and depth to this cider.

Blackberry 5.5% ABV

Slightly tart with a surprising complexity. Blended with blackberry juice and a wild fermentation, this cider dances delightfully across the palate