Eli Gershkovitch is not only the founder of Steamworks Breweries but also the CEO. In addition to this Eli is a lawyer and pilot. Due to his passion for craft beer which started in 1987 after his graduation from the University of Toronto law school. This was after he tasted the Belgian beer, he then decided to start a career in the beer industry to make an excellent drink to satisfy his passion. He first started as a practicing attorney, where he learned about liquor licensing rules and how best to mate the regulations will work to his advantage. He first chose a sport for his business which was a 100-year-old historic landmark building which included a hot steam heat system, the inspiration for his company’s name. He uses this steam to brew his craft beer. Read more at Release Fact about Eli.
Craft beer is one of the most popular drinks in Canada with an estimated 9 billion dollars in annual sales. The drink has become more popular in the recent years as more small brewers across Canada taking their beer to the market. Some of the best craft beers are found in Canada, these include; Propeller IPA, it has a tone-down bitterness taste with a smooth caramel flavor making it good for both IPA lovers and haters. There is also Pump House Blueberry which has an unmistakable blueberry flavor with a beer taste. There is also a beer called party animal with a 9 percent BVG with a fruity taste and a hoppy flavor. This is one of the best beers to use when you want to let go. Visit ottawacitizen.com to know more about Eli Gershkovitch.
On the 11th -13th of October 2017, there was a Vancouver’s North Shores Craft Beer Week, for the craft beers. The Steamworks Brewing Company attended this event. Earlier in the year, the US Beer Championship had just ended in July. Canada surprisingly took home 24 awards, including ten gold medals. There were nations such as Belize which won the Bronze for Best Foreign Stout, Vietnam which took home Bronze for Best Chocolate/Cocoa Beer and Italy, which took home Silver for Best Herb and Spice Beer. Canada took up most posts that were previously taken by the American beer industry such as Vegetable Beer, American Fruit Beer, and Berliner-style Weisse. One of their breweries made the top 10 breweries of the year.