Micro breweries are far out pacing the large main stays everyone is familiar with like Miller and Budweiser. One micro brewery is owned by Eli Gershkovitch who makes craft beer at his Canadian company, Steamworks, Ltd. Craft beer has been a growing industry in every country. It’s estimated that in three years, 20% of sales volume will be in craft beer. Today craft beer comes in many varieties; a few of those variations are listed below. Learn more about Eli Gershkovitch at Crunchbase.
*Sour – Sour beer is acidic. This acidity comes from lactic, acetic and other organic acids created with the acidified malt in the mash. It can also be produced during fermentation with microorganisms. The beer can also get their sour flavor from barrel aging.
*Stout – stout beer is ale mixed with the flavors of chocolate and coffee. Oatmeal is often added to maintain head retention.
*IPA – Indian Pale Ale is citrus-like, floral and fruity with a pine-like hop. It is one of the top selling craft beers.
*Lager – a carbonated low hop malt beer.
*Pilsner – German and Bohemian styles of beer with a sweet and bread-like malt flavor with a medium bitterness. Bohemian Pilsners are darker than the German.
Steamworks, Ltd is headed by Eli Gershkovitch who started out as a lawyer. He obtained an extensive knowledge about alcohol licensing while practicing law. He used that knowledge to begin a brewery after purchasing and operating a pub in a landmark 100-year old building with steam heat. Using his ingenuity, Gershkovitch incorporated the heating system into the source of energy for his steam-powered brewing, thus the name Steamworks, Ltd. Follow Eli Gershkovitch’s profile on twitter.com.
Gershkovitch first opened a brewpub, selling his distinctive brews to customers at the pub in Gastown. He branched out to a second pub which also sold his craft beers in Barnaby. Now, his craft beer is sold across Canada and the U.S.
Gershkovitch’s Steamworks brews have received esteemed awards. It’s French and Belgian Style Saison, its English style Pale Ale and its American style Black Ale received gold and bronze recognition at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2017. Eli Gershkovitch’s line of craft beers includes thirteen flavors ranging from their Flagship IPA, to their Pumpkin Ale and their VYR ISA. Currently, Steamworks is one of several vibrant Canadian breweries growing at a very fast pace and making a significant claim on beer sales.