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Eli Gershkovitch Suggests Three Craft Beer Flavors to Try

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Craft beer is a favorite alcoholic drink among Canadians—so much so that it rakes US$9 billion in sales and even gets voted for in the Canadian Brewing Awards. What’s more, Canadian craft beer varies in brands and flavor as you travel from one province to another.


Midnight Sun


Midnight Sun, by Yukon Brewing, is described as a smooth rich beer with a touch of espresso flavor. This craft beer has also won two medals, silver, and bronze, at the Canadian Brewing Awards. A Midnight Sun is best served chilled to really bring out the flavors of malted barley and coffee. Other beer brands by Yukon include Ice Fog, Longest Night, and Yukon Gold.


Propeller IPA


The propeller is a famous craft beer in East Coast Canada. The locals love it for its smooth taste with a strong caramel punch. Propeller IPA craft beer has won top place three times at the World Beer Championships in Canada. The caramel tones down the bitter barley taste-making every sip enjoyable by almost everyone.


Blueberry Ale

A sip of Blueberry Ale by Pump House Brewery immediately reminds you of the tantalizing whiff of blueberry muffins. Surprisingly, even with loads of fruit in it, the blueberry flavor does not sacrifice the rich taste of malted barley. When in Canada, be sure to visit the Pump House restaurant and get your first taste of Blueberry Ale. Alternatively, you can buy a chilled six-pack of Blueberry all from any of the beer stores in Canada.


About Eli Gershkovitch


Eli Gershkovitch is an advocate of law as well as the Canadian craft beer business. He is the CEO of Steamworks Craft Breweries, a distiller of authentic craft beer since 1995. Eli Gershkovitch is also the owner of Steamworks Brew Pub in Gastown where he supplies many of his craft beer brands.


Eli’s interest in the craft beer business sparked after attending a beer symposium in the late 80s (Manta). He was later to convert part of his law office into a distillery where he experimented with flavors before taking them to the public. Using his law degree, Eli Gershkovitch managed to fight and relax a licensing law in Gastown that was making it hard for craft beer startups to enter the liquor market.


Eli Gershkovitch has also appeared as a judge in many of the Beer Awards to vote for some of the favorite Canadian craft beer brands. Some of Eli Gershkovitch’s signature brands include Lion’s Gate lager, Steamworks IPA, and Steamworks Pale Ale.

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