Kingston Peninsula cidery ready to welcome visitors

News release

August 13, 2021 · Long Reach, New Brunswick · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canada's tourism sector is a key economic driver and the Government of Canada continues to ensure that tourism businesses and organizations, as well as municipalities and Indigenous communities dependent on the sector, are resourced and ready to start back up as our economy reopens. That is why the federal government, through ACOA, is investing to help Yip Cider of Long Reach, New Brunswick grow its agri-tourism business.

Federal Government invests in new facility and equipment

Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John – Rothesay, today announced a repayable contribution of $443,378 to help Yip Cider, expand the business and improve efficiencies. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA. 

The expansion includes a new building, new processing equipment and a tasting room to facilitate agri-tourism tours, as well as the creation of two new full-time jobs. 

This investment demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting both the tourism and agri-food and beverage sector, as well as spurring job creation and prosperity across the country. 

Quotes

“We are proud to help rural companies like Yip Cider grow their business and create jobs - strengthening their communities and driving local economies.”

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“The Kingston Peninsula is a special place in rural New Brunswick. This investment will enable Yip Cider to grow its business and deliver a quality agri-tourism experience that will attract more visitors to the area, and showcase this community’s unique character.”

- Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John – Rothesay

"Thank you ACOA for the financial support on the construction of our new Cidery on the Long Reach Kingston Peninsula. With this support we were able to build the new home of Yip Cider that is equipped with many efficiencies and new technologies that will allow us to be competitive and grow to a point where we can export. With this growth we will be able to further support New Brunswick farmers through purchasing locally grown apples, blueberries, cranberries, hops and more. At Yip Cider we want to support New Brunswick farmers whenever possible through cider!" 

- Sam Mackay, Vice-president, Yip Cider

Quick facts

  • Yip Cider sits on a 10-acre orchard in Long Reach on the Saint John River.  The family-owned orchard has operated since 1964. Today, they sell Yip hard cider in cans, bottles, and kegs to local establishments and in Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL) locations.

  • Budget 2021 includes measures to revitalize Canada’s tourism sector through $1 billion to help tourism businesses recover, and support festivals and cultural events that provide jobs and growth in many of our cities and communities.

  • The funding announced today is provided through Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation. 

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Contacts

Catherine Mounier-Desrochers
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Economic
Development and Official Languages
Catherine.Mounier-Desrochers@canada.ca

Dominique Bouchard
Senior Communications Officer
ACOA NB
Dominique.Bouchard@acoa-apeca.gc.ca

Sam Mackay
Vice President
Yip Cider
info@yipcider.ca

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