In 2019, we planted 100 trees.

Creativity, quality, and connection, are at the core of Prairie Bears Cider Co. It plays a part in how we live, how we work, and the product we make.

Kelli Burdek & Brett Mack decided to do a thing.

Starting a cider company may not seem like a linear career path for Kelli, a doctor and Brett, a heavy duty mechanic. But Prairie Bears Cider Co. is no side gig. Making cider out of rescued fruit started as a creative outlet for us during Kellis residency in 2017 but it quickly became something we turned into a way of life. Now were tending to our growing prairie orchard near Alberta Beach and crafting ciders that reflect both our commitment to quality and our love for the community we live in.

“We wanted to do something interesting with our lives.” - Kelli

We love where we grow!

Located in Lac Ste Anne County, we combine the best of both worlds in rural living and urban access. Less than an hour from Edmonton and just off the Yellowhead Highway. We look forward to inviting visitors to our orchard and taproom in the near future. For now, you can find us at Bountiful Farmers' Market in Edmonton.

Why we’re growing our own prairie hardy orchard…

We’ve chosen our varieties based on the blends that give the cider the best possible flavour. A key factor is crab apples. Their acidity makes for an excellent blended cider. They are also incredibly labour intensive. But we think it’s worth it.

Follow along

Our journey has just begun and we still have a lot to do! Follow us for product and orchard updates on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Cocktail alert!🚨 
Cider Rhubarb Gin Fizz

Rhubarb Simple Syrup:
1/3c sugar
2/3c water
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
2-3 stalks of rhubarb (cut)

Simmer 15 min, strain through fine sieve, cool. 

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In The Cocktail Shaker:
1oz gin
3/4oz rhubarb simple syrup (or more to make sweeter)
1/4oz St Germain liqueur 
3/4oz lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 egg white
3-4 dashes rhubarb bitters (optional)
3oz Cherry Rhubarb Cider (flat)

Fill with ice and shake vigorously! Strain into desired glass, top with rhubarb wedge for garnish, and pair with all your June plans.
  • We're hiring! We're looking for a brand ambassador to service Calgary and surrounding areas. 

The ideal candidate is down-to-earth, outgoing, and passionate about cider. Experience as a beverage brand representative is preferred but we are open to candidates who feel they have applicable parallel skill sets. 

Cider is a relatively new area of alcoholic beverage offerings in Alberta and we are open to providing education experiences, along with onsite cidery tours at our facility and training to a highly desirable, long-term candidate. 

Learn more at the link in our bio!
  • Can you spot the new kid in town? Coming soon! 
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#albertacider #cidermaker #summersips
  • It’s blossom time in the orchard! 

#cidercraft
  • A table like this can only mean one thing… new cider cocktails are coming soon!!
  • We'll be at the Millarville Spring Market this Saturday, May 11 from 9am - 2pm.

As in 2023, admission for 2024 is by a suggested donation of $3. Bring your reusable shopping bags, wagons, and umbrellas, and join us for a shopping experience like no other! The proceeds from your admission donation help to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack.
Cocktail alert!🚨 Cider Rhubarb Gin Fizz Rhubarb Simple Syrup: 1/3c sugar 2/3c water Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2-3 stalks of rhubarb (cut) Simmer 15 min, strain through fine sieve, cool. - In The Cocktail Shaker: 1oz gin 3/4oz rhubarb simple syrup (or more to make sweeter) 1/4oz St Germain liqueur 3/4oz lemon juice (freshly squeezed) 1 egg white 3-4 dashes rhubarb bitters (optional) 3oz Cherry Rhubarb Cider (flat) Fill with ice and shake vigorously! Strain into desired glass, top with rhubarb wedge for garnish, and pair with all your June plans.
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We're hiring! We're looking for a brand ambassador to service Calgary and surrounding areas. 

The ideal candidate is down-to-earth, outgoing, and passionate about cider. Experience as a beverage brand representative is preferred but we are open to candidates who feel they have applicable parallel skill sets. 

Cider is a relatively new area of alcoholic beverage offerings in Alberta and we are open to providing education experiences, along with onsite cidery tours at our facility and training to a highly desirable, long-term candidate. 

Learn more at the link in our bio!
We're hiring! We're looking for a brand ambassador to service Calgary and surrounding areas. The ideal candidate is down-to-earth, outgoing, and passionate about cider. Experience as a beverage brand representative is preferred but we are open to candidates who feel they have applicable parallel skill sets. Cider is a relatively new area of alcoholic beverage offerings in Alberta and we are open to providing education experiences, along with onsite cidery tours at our facility and training to a highly desirable, long-term candidate. Learn more at the link in our bio!
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Can you spot the new kid in town? Coming soon! 
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#albertacider #cidermaker #summersips
Can you spot the new kid in town? Coming soon! 
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#albertacider #cidermaker #summersips
Can you spot the new kid in town? Coming soon! . . #albertacider #cidermaker #summersips
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It’s blossom time in the orchard! 

#cidercraft
It’s blossom time in the orchard! 

#cidercraft
It’s blossom time in the orchard! #cidercraft
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A table like this can only mean one thing… new cider cocktails are coming soon!!
A table like this can only mean one thing… new cider cocktails are coming soon!!
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We'll be at the Millarville Spring Market this Saturday, May 11 from 9am - 2pm.

As in 2023, admission for 2024 is by a suggested donation of $3. Bring your reusable shopping bags, wagons, and umbrellas, and join us for a shopping experience like no other! The proceeds from your admission donation help to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack.
We'll be at the Millarville Spring Market this Saturday, May 11 from 9am - 2pm. As in 2023, admission for 2024 is by a suggested donation of $3. Bring your reusable shopping bags, wagons, and umbrellas, and join us for a shopping experience like no other! The proceeds from your admission donation help to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack.
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Where you can find us

Find us at markets around Edmonton (check out our market schedule) or order online. Follow us on facebook or instagram for more info!

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