Beer is a significant product in human civilization, worldwide – especially in Canada. Home to a bustling beer economy, Canada is proudly a global leader when it comes to beer sales, especially craft beer. Canadian craft beer is a huge market, a booming enterprise and fulfilling hobby for many Canadian craft beer aficionados. Eli Gershkovitch, CEO of Steamworks, can personally attest to the growth of the industry being a pioneer, a craft beer pioneer.
Canadians, at last count, rake up $9 billion-plus annually. This isn’t just from Molsons’, the taste of the Canadians has shown a sharp preference for craft beer, a refined and seasoned beer palate.
Some of the top-rated Canadian craft beers, that have been reviewed online and also possess a fan following, are presented in no particular order.
1) Propeller IPA
The Propeller IPA is an example of a popular Canadian craft beer. This is an award-winner, scoring the World Beer Championship gold place winner, so popular it has achieved this three times. This is a heavyweight in the craft beer category, praised for its signature smooth taste (http://www.calgaryherald.com/Steamworks+owner+Gershkovitch+awarded+registered+trademark+Cascadia+2006+after+seven+year+dispute+with+Granville+Island+Brewing/7612614/story.html). Eli Gershkovitch produces a similar brew at Steamworks.
2) Blueberry Ale
For the fruity beer fans, no self-respecting craft beer list would be complete without a fruit-themed entrant. This is a fruit-infused craft beer lovers essential item, a rich brew produced by Pumphouse Brewery, the cans decorated festively in a striking blueberry tone graphic color print.
3) Oatmeal Stout
Another non-traditional and sweet craft beer option has whole grain roots, what better way to sustain breakfast cravings with this Oatmeal Stout that hails from McAuslan Brewery in Montreal, Quebec. This hearty beer has a reputation for being dark as it is also sweet.
Eli Gershkovitch is a longtime fan of craft beer, current CEO of Steamworks. A craft brewery founder, visionary, and pioneer, Eli Gershkovitch has always had a lifelong passion for craft beer. Eli Gershkovitch was able to successfully leverage this passion into a career (Manta). He also comments on the current state of craft brewing and fine-tuning entrepreneurial skills, quipping “You grow to meet demand or demand will shrink to meet you.”