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.

  • Hey Cider Fans come on down to Beernecessities our new liquor store in Alberta Beach for a taste of our cider lineup  we also have snow mo days happening this weekend lots to check out !
  • Hey Cider fans just wanted to extend a huge Thank you for making our first year in business a success ! 
It was so nice to meet so many great people this past year 
Currently We are brewing up a fresh batch of our fan favourite the Prairie Berry with all those fresh haskap and raspberries can’t wait to see you out at the spring and summer markets 
Don’t forget we are doing delivery on select days throughout the winter so you don’t even have to warm up the car to enjoy some delicious cider ! 
#yeglocal #edmontoncommunity #thanks❤️
  • Happy New Year! 

We're making a few changes this season and this weekend will be our last at Bountiful Farmers' Market. Come this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to say hello and stock up on our ciders. 

Don't worry, you can still get all our products online through our website and delivered to your door! And keep an eye on our socials to see what pop-up markets we'll be at in the next few months.
  • Happy Solstice! It’s the perfect day to have a Winter Chai Cider cocktail.
  • We’re so excited to release a new seasonal this weekend: Winter Chai Cider. 

It’s tasty all on its own but lately we’re also loving it in a Warmed Winter Chai Cider cocktail.

Ingredients:
1 Bottle Winter Chai Cider
1 Cinnamon stick
3-4 Cloves
1 Star Anise
3 Green Cardamom pods
Sliced Fresh Ginger (approx. thumb-sized)
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar (or Honey)
Cognac

Directions:
Put cider in a pot on the stove and add all other ingredients. 
Simmer 5-10 minutes
Add 1/4 cup Cognac
Serve, garnish with Cinnamon, Ginger, Star Anise as desired. Make it pretty!
  • Looks like the best gift under the tree! Come find us @bountifulfarmersmarketyeg (fri/sat/sun) and @sgfarmers_market (sat) this weekend and pick up a bottle, or a few, for the hard to buy for person on your list!
Hey Cider Fans come on down to Beernecessities our new liquor store in Alberta Beach for a taste of our cider lineup  we also have snow mo days happening this weekend lots to check out !
Hey Cider Fans come on down to Beernecessities our new liquor store in Alberta Beach for a taste of our cider lineup we also have snow mo days happening this weekend lots to check out !
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Hey Cider fans just wanted to extend a huge Thank you for making our first year in business a success ! 
It was so nice to meet so many great people this past year 
Currently We are brewing up a fresh batch of our fan favourite the Prairie Berry with all those fresh haskap and raspberries can’t wait to see you out at the spring and summer markets 
Don’t forget we are doing delivery on select days throughout the winter so you don’t even have to warm up the car to enjoy some delicious cider ! 
#yeglocal #edmontoncommunity #thanks❤️
Hey Cider fans just wanted to extend a huge Thank you for making our first year in business a success ! It was so nice to meet so many great people this past year Currently We are brewing up a fresh batch of our fan favourite the Prairie Berry with all those fresh haskap and raspberries can’t wait to see you out at the spring and summer markets Don’t forget we are doing delivery on select days throughout the winter so you don’t even have to warm up the car to enjoy some delicious cider ! #yeglocal #edmontoncommunity #thanks❤️
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Happy New Year! 

We're making a few changes this season and this weekend will be our last at Bountiful Farmers' Market. Come this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to say hello and stock up on our ciders. 

Don't worry, you can still get all our products online through our website and delivered to your door! And keep an eye on our socials to see what pop-up markets we'll be at in the next few months.
Happy New Year! We're making a few changes this season and this weekend will be our last at Bountiful Farmers' Market. Come this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to say hello and stock up on our ciders. Don't worry, you can still get all our products online through our website and delivered to your door! And keep an eye on our socials to see what pop-up markets we'll be at in the next few months.
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Happy Solstice! It’s the perfect day to have a Winter Chai Cider cocktail.
2 months ago
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We’re so excited to release a new seasonal this weekend: Winter Chai Cider. It’s tasty all on its own but lately we’re also loving it in a Warmed Winter Chai Cider cocktail. Ingredients: 1 Bottle Winter Chai Cider 1 Cinnamon stick 3-4 Cloves 1 Star Anise 3 Green Cardamom pods Sliced Fresh Ginger (approx. thumb-sized) 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar (or Honey) Cognac Directions: Put cider in a pot on the stove and add all other ingredients. Simmer 5-10 minutes Add 1/4 cup Cognac Serve, garnish with Cinnamon, Ginger, Star Anise as desired. Make it pretty!
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Looks like the best gift under the tree! Come find us @bountifulfarmersmarketyeg (fri/sat/sun) and @sgfarmers_market (sat) this weekend and pick up a bottle, or a few, for the hard to buy for person on your list!
Looks like the best gift under the tree! Come find us @bountifulfarmersmarketyeg (fri/sat/sun) and @sgfarmers_market (sat) this weekend and pick up a bottle, or a few, for the hard to buy for person on your list!
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