Canadians have an unfailing love for their beers. Beer is by far the most appreciated alcoholic drink in Canada with craft beer taking the crown. Over the years, craft beer has gone through a series of changes on its path to perfection. These changes are best defined by one of the key pioneers, Eli Gershkovitch, the CEO of Steamworks Group of Companies (Westender).


Defining craft beer is a little bit tricky since it’s personal and identifies to a specific culture. Each culture has its unique definition and every craft beer is special in its own way. It is mainly made in small scale and does not employ a lot of mechanization.


Canadian craft beer is best understood by the beers offered at Steamworks Craft Breweries. Led by Eli Gershkovitch, the firms brewed Copper Roof Ale in commemoration of 100 years of exquisite craft beer. Cooper Roof Ale is a reflection of the copper roof of the original Vancouver Sun building in Gastown. The beer is a total reflection of the Canadian culture.

Notable Breweries And Flavors


  • Steamworks Craft Breweries– Being one of the biggest players in this field led by Eli Gershkovitch, this firm is best recognized for the Copper Roof Ale. It is a gift to the Canadian culture in commemoration of 100 years of great partnership. Being extra special and bitter, it is definitely one of Canada’s finest. The Vancouver branch is one of Eli Gershkovitch’s success stories.


  • Central City Brewery- This brewery is best known for its bitter Red Racer Pale Ale. Its bitterness comes from the extra hops added to the drink. The hops are also instrumental in keeping the beer fresh over a long period of time.


  • Denison’s Brewing Company- Weissbier is this company’s gift to mankind. The use of wheat in this drink makes it light and low on the aftertaste.


Among all these, Eli Gershkovitch’s produces the most popular craft beers. Eli lives by the belief that he should do what it takes to meet the needs of the clients or the demand will shrink. By this principle, he strives to make the best of the market by ensuring Steamworks Craft Breweries remains relevant in the dynamic market.

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