December 1, 2017 · CEO

Canadian craft beer has continued to gain popularity, especially after its excellent performance at the 2017 US Open Beer Championship. The Canadian craft beer market features popular brands like Propeller IPA and the Pump House Blueberry Ale. The two brands stand out for their strong caramel and blueberry flavors respectively. Their flavors do not compromise the taste of beer. The other outstanding brands in the market include the spicy, fruity, La Fin Du Monde, the sweet Party Animal and St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, which is sweet, dark and light.

About Eli Gershkovitch

Eli Gershkovitch is one of the brewers who presented unique tasty Canadian craft beer brands at the 2017 US Open Beer Championship. Eli is the CEO of Steamworks Craft Breweries, the first Canadian steam brewery. Eli Gershkovitch, who is a professional lawyer, used his legal experience to navigate through the complex requirements while establishing Steamworks Brewery in Gastown. As the brand continued to rise in popularity, Eli Gershkovitch was able to expand the enterprise by opening another branch, the Transcontinental Restaurant, which is now the Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar.


Eli Gershkovitch has enhanced the flagship brewpub from 184 seats to 754 seats. In 2013, he transformed his firm to a fully-fledged brewery. The brand’s beverages are sold across Canada and in the US. Some of the brands produced by the company are Steamworks Pale Ale, Lion’s Gate Lager and its new flagship IPA. Before floating any brand to the market, Eli Gershkovitch spends years perfecting it. For instance, Eli spent four years to produce the flagship IPA. The successful brand features three Southern-Hemisphere hops, which are Galaxy, Citra and Mosaic. The new brand has a unique tropical flavor that has an initial sweetness, which gradually turns in the right amount of bitterness. Follow Eli Gershkovitch’s profile on Twitter.

Over the years, Steamworks products have received numerous awards and recognition. For two consecutive years, BC Craft Beer presented the company’s popular pilsner with the Best BC Craft Beer Awards. In addition, Steamworks’ Pumpkin Ale scooped a Gold Medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2013. The awards are a testament to Eli Gershkovitch’s professionalism and dedication to the brewing industry. Eli Gershkovitch, who is also a professional pilot, continues to support different community initiatives in Gastown area. Read more on

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