European settlers introduced beer in Canada in the seventeenth century. One of the common varieties is the spruce beer first brewed by the Huron and other First nation groups that inhabited the St. Lawrence. It was initially used to prevent scurvy, evolving into a formal beer variety whose consumption surpasses that of any lager or ale in Canada.
The other favorite beer type in this region is the ice beer. It is made by lowering the temperature of until ice crystals form from the batch of beer. These ice crystals are subsequently filtered off, leaving behind a concoction with a higher alcohol to water volume ratio.
The cream ale is developed from the North American light lager. Regardless of the name, this beer does not have lactose and is brewed as ale according to the preferences of the individual brewer. After fermenting at warm temperatures, the beer is then stored at cool temperatures.
Canada hosted the 2017 U.S Open Beer Championships which hosted judges from within the country, England, and the United States. The event invites professional breweries and renowned home-brewers who compete for bronze, silver, and gold medals. One of the most significant appearances in the event was that of Eli Gershkovitch, CEO of Steamworks Groups of Companies.
Eli Gershkovitch was drawn to brewing craft beer in 1987 during a European tour (BeerMe). He developed this desire after having his first taste of Belgian beer. Mr. Gershkovitch established his company in 1995 and has complemented the company’s flagship operations by sponsoring local Gastown events.
Eli Gershkovitch holds a degree in law from the University of Toronto’s law school. During the early moments of his career, Eli Gershkovitch researched the brewery business from his law office in Vancouver, settling on Gastown as his preferred location (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6457149/). His efforts of planning, organizing, and executing his idea finally enabled him to realize his dream in 2013, when he opened his full-scale brewery.
Mr. Gershkovitch’s territory reaches several countries, where the reputation for his products is well known. Notably, his client list includes discerning beer lovers in Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Austria, and Switzerland. His products also sell in 14 U.S. states and several provinces in Canada.