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PEI Brewing Company

Our history began in 1997, when our founding partner, Island entrepreneur and restaurateur, Kevin Murphy established Murphy’s Brewing Company, next to the Lone Star Café at 449 University Avenue in Charlottetown.
As the beer brewed on site became more popular, the brewery was relocated and renamed the Gahan House Brewery in November of 2000, doubling its production capacity and giving it a permanent home in Olde Charlottetown. The Gahan family of ales – Island Red, Harvest Gold, 1772 Indian Pale Ale, Island Red, Iron Horse Brown, Sydney Street Stout, and Sir John A’s Honey Wheat are still brewed on site at the Gahan House Pub on Sydney Street and are still available in many other fine restaurant locations across PEI.
In July of 2008, Gahan established an off-site location on Walker Drive in Charlottetown and began production of bottled product, featuring the two most popular brands, Sir John A’s Honey Wheat Ale, and Island Red, Premium Red Ale. Islanders once again proved their loyalty to the product, as sales of the bottled product skyrocketed, leading to the bottling to two additional brands in 2011 – Iron Horse Brown and 1772 IPA, which can now be found in all Island Liquor stores.
The Prince Edward Island Brewing Company was established in February 2012, and immediately an expansion of the brewery was undertaken. Under the leadership of Jeff Squires, the company has tripled its production capacity at the Walker Drive location. Working with international beer experts, the PEI Brewing Company has already become a world-class brewery. The facility features some of the latest technology available in the brewing industry.
The company also began exporting its Gahan product line into New Brunswick in March of 2012, where it has been warmly received. Plans are already underway to enter the Nova Scotia market in the fall of this year, followed by the larger Canadian Markets in 2013.

The Prince Edward Island Brewing Company has already established itself as an innovator, becoming the first micro-brewery in Atlantic Canada to offer a ‘Canned” beer product. Beach Chair Lager was launched in June of 2012, and received rave reviews from Island consumers. Single cans and a convenient 4 pack format will be exported to all major markets in Canada.
The story doesn’t end here…a new location has been secured for a major expansion in 2013!
Enjoy a taste of the Island.

Brand Names

Sir John A Honey Wheat, Beach Chair Lager, Island Red, 1772 IPA, Sydney Street Stout, Iron Horse Brown

Type of Company

Distributor / Broker

Annual Sales

Over $1,000,000


Jeff Squires




2 Walker Drive Charlottetown PE C1A 8S6









Products Available


Direct to consumer

Domestic Markets

Atlantic Canada
British Columbia
Northern Territories
Prairie Provinces

International Markets

United States

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