Craft breweries are getting more popular than they have been in the past. Craft breweries are small, independent and traditional types of breweries. Some breweries are brew pubs where the beer is made onsite, it isn’t bottled. Craft breweries generally produce no more than 6 million barrels of beer in a year’s time. Several breweries and their beers that can be found in Candada are: Paddockwood’s 606, which has a been crafting brew since 2004. Wild Rose Brewery in Calgary, Alberta makes Velvet Fog. This is mainly sold in the western part of Canada. A brewery that is located in Toronto Ontario, that has won the Canadian brewing awards in 2011 and 2012, is Great Lakes Brewery. The beer that won the awards is Crazy Canuck Pale Ale. This Ale has a hoppy aroma with amild bitter taste.
Steamworks Brew Pub was started by Eli Gershkovitch and Soren Rasmussen in 1995 (BeerMe). The location of the pub is in Gastown. They have been making their craft beers on site by the power of steam since their doors opened. When Eli expanded the company to a full-scale brewery he continues to make his craft brews by steam. The full-scale brewery produces approximately 90,000 six packs of Ale and Pilsner that can be found in government liquor stores and several privately owned stores. Steamworks brewery produces approximately 15 to 17 beers a year, this includes their seasonal brews. Steamworks Brew Pub has grown into a place that serves craft beer and good food to a facility that seats 754 people.
Eli has over 21 years experience crafting beer. In 1997 he bought Soren Rasmussen’s share of the company in order to have complete control (https://www.wingsjournal.com/hes-pilot-lawyer-ceo-steamworks-brewery-eli-gershkovitch). Eli Gershkovitch’s business strategy is unlike anyone else’s, but it works in his favor. His business growth is controlled in all aspects. Being a former lawyer, he is able to do the legal end of the business as well. His company only grows when he can control the growth.