[Owner Ed Seaman reconfigured the retail area of the newly renovated Home Brew Shop.]
While the tasting room does not offer food, the intention is to add packaged snacks, and patrons are welcome to carry food items in. Perimeter seating is available near the bar, with more planned.
The Home Brew Shop, which launched in 2001, continues to offer classes by appointment: twice a month for beer and once monthly for wine.
The beer-making instruction is offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, and winemaking from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $30.
The retail store is a destination for customers from the Fox Valley to DuPage County and beyond, Ed Seaman said, adding, "We have a loyal base from all over the area."
If you go
WHAT: Broken Brix winery and tasting room at the Home Brew Shop
WHERE: 225 W. Main St. (Route 64/North Avenue), downtown St. Charles
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, with weekend hours expected to expand
INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org, homebrewshopltd.com, 630-377-1338