Amongst many successful brewers in Canada is Eli Gershkovitch a law degree holder from the University of Toronto. He is the CEO of Steamworks crafts breweries; he is also a pilot and a lawyer by profession. Before venturing into breweries, he first worked as an attorney. The passion for craft breweries begun in 1987 when he adventured in Europe and had a taste of Belgian beer for the first time. Upon tasting the Belgian beer, he developed the idea of making something better than the Belgian beer.
Eli Gershkovitch visited various breweries and appreciated the distinctive flavors of the beer (http://beermebc.com/2017/05/29/fifth-episode-of-flights-season-two-steamworks-brewing-company/). In Vancouver, Eli Gershkovitch practiced law and also started researching on the craft brewery business. On his research, he identified an ideal location for a brewpub in a landmark building in Vancouver Gastown. The building had a steam heat system that is useful in steam-powered brewing. In 1995, Eli Gershkovitch opened one-of-a-kind steam Brew Pub which had a small portfolio.
Due to the uniqueness of Eli Gershkovitch brew, he was forced to expand the pub from the capacity of 184 people to 754 seats. Eli Gershkovitch focused more on the taste of every craft beer (Vancouverfoodster). Eli Gershkovitch built a full-scale brewery in Burnaby in 2013.The large-scale brewery is amongst the most prominent craft breweries in Western Canada. With time the Steamworks craft beer became a local beer.
Eli Gershkovitch full-scale brewery firm has sales territory in many countries. His clients include Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Italy. The Steamworks crafts breweries products sell in 14 states in the United States and some provinces in Canada.
Eli Gershkovitch and his Austrian cousin worked together to have the Steamworks craft beer in Europe. He believes that a combination of craftsmanship, tradition, and creativity are the only ways to success. It is this belief that made him succeed in craft brewing industry.
During the 2017 Beer Championship, Canadian breweries won 23 medals. Amongst them was Steamworks that presented its top-selling craft and won a medal. Eli Gershkovitch Steamworks attract many tourists because of its different craft beer. Amongst his local businesses is the Transcontinental restaurant which he later changed it to Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar.