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As the oldest home brew store in Charlottetown, we at Island Wine Experts pride ourselves on offering our expertise with over 20 years of combined retail and on site brewing services.
Established in 1986, under the name Home Brew Shoppe, the company  started out as a small hobby store located downtown Charlottetown on Richmond Street. In 2000 the former owner, Nick Loupelle, outgrew the small shop space. This inspired a move to Houston Street where several successful years were spent. When this location was up for demolition the company moved once again. That brought us to our current location at 238 Unversity Avenue in downtown Charlottetown.




​​In August 2011 Nick sold the business to long time employee, Alex Stewart. Although Nick can still be found in the shop once a week, Alex has taken over role as shop owner.
With nearly 10 years experience Alex continues to provide exceptional customer service and quality products. Shortly after taking over in 2011, Alex introduced the very popular brew on site option at the store. This option allows customers to experience the same great brewed products with the convenience of having it all done in store. 
Drop in to our newly renovated shop and see the wide range of products and accessories we carry to create a customized experience for each and every customer to enjoy.