Beer is far and away the most popular alcoholic beverage in Canada. Over the last several years craft beer, in particular, has become increasingly popular across this country. Craft beer has seen annual sales going up by almost double digits almost every year since 2009. There are now local breweries in many Canadian cities which have proven to be exceedingly popular.
In Montreal, Quebec, a very popular brewery is Brasseurs Sans Gluten. Their most popular craft beer is Glutenberg Belgian Double which is also gluten-free. It’s made with barley and has a quite strong taste to it. It is also spicy with hints of nutmeg, molasses, and clove. It is 6.5% alcohol by volume. Learn more about Eli Gershkovitch at Crunchbase.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, the hip spot in town in Steamworks. This brewery was founded in 1995 by Eli Gershkovitch. They have a number of award-winning beers such as their Heroica Red Ale which in 2017 was named the best North American Amber Ale. Another award winner in this year was their Commonwealth Ale.
Eli Gershkovitch started out his career as a lawyer. He learned about liquor licensing rules while doing work for clients. Eli Gershkovitch decided to enter the industry himself because of his passion for craft beers. He chose a century-old building in Vancouver to place his business because it featured a steam heat system. The name of his company came from this because it’s the energy he uses to make his craft beer. Follow Eli Gershkovitch’s profile on twitter.com.
Nowadays each year Eli Gershkovitch produces between 15 and 17 craft beers. When Eli Gershkovitch started the business he had crafted six beers a year. His beer is sold in his pub as well as in government liquor stores across British Columbia as well as private stores. Eli says that when you’re running a business you either need to expand to meet demand or demand will decline to meet what you produce.
As Steamworks has grown larger and larger crowds Eli Gershkovitch has expanded his pub. It started out with enough room to seat 184 patrons and now it can sit 754. He also added a restaurant next door to the pub called Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar. Eli Gershkovitch looks to continue expanding his business in the near future.