Meet the Owners:
Wilmington Homebrew Supply is owned and operated by John Savard and Michelle Peck.
We are Wilmington natives that have fallen in love with the craft beer and wine culture over the past 5 years. We both went to the University of North Carolina Asheville.
The unexpected education that came from living in Asheville was the knowledge gained by being surrounded by professional breweries and home breweries. Quickly, we began to brew beer and wine for ourselves. Living in Asheville which has been awarded, "Beer City USA" grew our passion for homebrewing and teaching homebrewing to all our friends and family.
We recently took a trip to Europe touring many different breweries in 7 different countries. One of our favorite experiences was touring the Cantilion brewery in Belgium and meeting the head brewer. We also took a private tour in a German regional brewery named Farny.
At this time, John thought he wanted to be a professional brewer. He started working at a packaging brewery in Asheville, but quickly figured out he wanted to brew more varieties than a professional was capable. While working at the brewery, he had an opportunity arise that led to a great opportunity for both John and Michelle.
John was offered a job at the local homebrew supply store which is one of the best homebrew supply stores on the east coast. He was working and learning about the industry as fast as he could. He gained a great deal of knowledge about homebrewing and what was important in order to succeed as a homebrewing shop.
John graduated from UNC Asheville with a degree in Business Administration and Michelle a degree in Mass Communication, but most importantly a passion for brewing.
We moved back to our home, Wilmington, and opened our dream: Wilmington Homebrew Supply. The homebrewing community in the Wilmington area is one of a kind, and we will offer all levels of brewers the very best supplies.