The store opened its doors in October of 1982 after John C. McKinley, founder and owner of Soda Centre & Home Brewer's Retail, started making beer and it became a hobby gone mad. During the early 80's John started experimenting with homemade beer. A year later, after testing various ways of making home brews, he realized an opportunity staring back at him from his glass and decided to help others get started with their own home brewing. Later on he got into supplying restaurants with their pop systems and syrup. After getting in a disagreement with the brand name pop company John mixed a can of coke and a can of pepsi together and Jilly-Pop was created and named after his only daughter Jillian. Fast forward to 2020 and a crazy combination of unfortunate events became the perfect storm for this father-daughter duo to team up again. After years of trying to convince her Dad to up his online presence Jillian overhauled the website, created the online store and in December 2020 started marketing Jilly-Pop across Canada. We've had a few bumps along the way but it has exploded and we couldn't be happier for the support. So thank you to our customers old and new!
John & Jillian
*Made in Canada*