Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in Canada. Sales of craft beers keep rising. The breweries producing beer in Canada are making traditional beer to unique blends. Niagara College now has a Brew Master Program to teach the fine art of brewing beer. There are many good craft brewers in Canada.
Each craft brewer produces different types of beer. This gives consumers a chance to try a variety of different craft beers. Imperial pale ales have a bitter taste and often add more hops when brewing. These beers often a have citrus fruit flavor. Traditional beers are made with barley and wheat and the gluten free selections with millet. These beers are often spicy with a hint of spices.
Wheat beer from Bavaria is another craft beer you will find in Canada. It is made from a special yeast. It is one of the top beers in Germany. Porter is a dark rich beer similar to stout but with a sweet flavor. This beer has a hint of spices. Some breweries use roasted barley that is unmalted to produce a beer with a coffee color and foam
Some craft breweries make traditional Belgium beer. It has many different flavors and styles. Scotch ale is made with malted barley that is dried over an open flame. Its color is dark almost black. Scotch ales are bitter and sweet and many use a blend of several malts. Rye beers are made with malt barley and rye. This beer is described as bittersweet.
Lagers are beers that are aged longer than most and one of the most popular in the world. There are many different types of craft beers brewed in Canada. Eli Gershkovitch, CEO of Steamworks Group of Companies believes you grow to meet the demand or the market shrinks to meet you. He admits everyone seems to be talking about craft beer.
He has been working with craft breweries for 21 years. Steamworks Brew Pub began in 1995. The size of this pub has grown from 185 to 754 with expansion (VancouverFoods). Eli Gershkovitch opened a full scale brewery in 2013. When his brewery began to work at full capacity it increased his sales volume by 50%.
Eli Gershkovitch desire to control his own life lead him to build his own brewing empire. He is a lawyer and pilot too. Steamworks sells beer in several Canadian provinces and 14 US states. They produce distinctive and unique ales for customers.