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ELI GERSHKOVITCH: AT THE HELM OF STEAMWORKS CRAFT BREWERIES

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Canadian craft beer has become very popular these days. The different kinds of beer come in various flavors. Steamworks Craft Breweries is one of the brewers making waves in the country. The company’s CEO, Eli Gershkovitch is a talented entrepreneur. Across the globe, customized craft beer is becoming more popular than popular beer brands.

 

However, the Canadian Craft beer market keeps growing every day. Currently, almost all the great cities in the country have a local brewery sometimes more than one. Their brands are top-rated, particularly with the young ones.

 

Denison’s Brewing Company is located in Ontario. Their beer is light due to using wheat during the brewing process. Denison makes a Bavarian brew which incorporates unique Bavarian yeast.

 

Unibroue is located in Clarington, Ontario. The brewery mostly makes Belgian type of beer using the Belgian style to make various kinds of beer. That sort of beer has managed to win several awards.

 

Hopfenstark is located in L’Assomption, Quebec. The brewery brews highly carbonated beer. This type of beer is seasoned with clove and citrus aromas.

 

ABOUT ELI GERSHKOVITCH:

 

Eli Gershkovitch is the CEO of Steamworks Craft Breweries, a pilot, and a lawyer. Eli has been in the craft beer business for over 20 years. Steamworks Craft Breweries started in late 2013. The factory which is located off Boundary Road has the capacity of holding 40,000 hectolitres. The brewery business is profitable, and presently, Steamworks is raking in revenue of up to 50%. He decided to open up a brewery after a tour to European factories in 1987. In 1997, Eli Gershkovitch bought out his only partner Soren Rasmussen.

 

The beginnings of the brewery started in 1995 when Eli opened the Steamworks Brew Pub in Gastown. Initially, the area had a seating capacity of 184 people, but it has since grown to 754. Gershkovitch is also the proprietor of the Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar located in Waterfront station. Eli Gershkovitch likes to be in control that’s why he enjoys being the sole owner of Steamworks Craft Breweries.

He has also been a pioneer of craft beer in Canada, and his establishment has been a teaching ground of many other brewers who include Conrad Gmoser of Brassneck Brewery. BC Craft Brewers executive director, Ken Beattie regards him as a predecessor who has set the pace for many other brewers.

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