About Us


Since 1983

 The Homebrew Centre, located in North Bay Ontario, was established in 1983 by Alan McGowan. The business started from his homebrewing passion as a retail outlet for local home beer and wine making enthusiasts and has since grown into a great little homebrewing mecca for Northern Ontario with one of the provinces most popular 

Wine-On-Premise operations. 


Family owned

 Throughout the years we have strived for, and maintained, great relations with our customers, suppliers, and business associates. Thus creating a fond aggregation of wine and beer lovers within the area and surrounding. With always being a family-owned and operated business, we know the value of customer loyalty and respect. We have always taken pride in offering excellent service with generous pricing and deal only with suppliers who back their products completely so we can do the same! 


Industry standard

 Throughout 37 years in the industry we have witnessed and followed the growth and advancements in winemaking and brewing and have evolved to refine a successful winemaking process with techniques unique only to The Homebrew Centre. So be it assisting with a home recipe for a chokecherry wine, giving advice on that all-grain IPA, or helping choose which pinot grigio to make on site, our goal is always to have the customer leave the shop with a confident smile and looking forward to returning!