How Eli Gershkovitch Made Steamworks So Successful

After Eli Gershkovitch had graduated from law school, he wanted a break before settling into a routine career. This was why he enrolled for some art classes at the université de ski in Grenoble. On weekends he used to explore the French Alps.


During this time, Eli Gershkovitch was exposed to Belgian beer. He also visited a microbrewery which impressed him without intimidating him.


Today he has a highly successful restaurant that is located in Gastown. It is called Steamworks. He is assisted by Walter Cosman, who looks after the brewery side of this business.


Eli Gershkovitch has taken 30,000 sq.ft. of space that is near the Burnaby boundary ( He will be turning it into a production facility. He will be pumping out 90,000 six packs of Steamworks pale ale along with pilsner from here annually. Besides, it will be pumping out around 800 of their 12-packs of seasonal brews. This would include the Christmass Blitzen and others. Just six months earlier Eli Gershkovitch has launched the Steamworks beer bottles.


This does not mean that the law degree of Eli Gershkovitch has been wasted. He has worked earlier in Vancouver. Over here he was working on liquor licenses for clients. This made him familiar with the liquor license rules. He learned how to get these to work for him. Now he is a business owner. But he is still practicing law for his business. Due to his knowledge of the law, he has the confidence, contacts as well as credibility that have turned this corner of Gastown into a popular tourist’s destination.


Eli Gershkovitch was happy practicing law. But he was keen to produce something that was tangible. This is why he changed his line of work at the end of the day.


The Steamworks building was built in the 1890s. Today it houses a nautical store that is called the Quarter Deck and a Ralph Lauren store too (BeerMe). But Eli Gershkovitch just loves this space. People were skeptic about opening up a new beer hall. But Eli Gershkovitch proved all of them wrong. He provided people a place where they could drink beer that had been made on site!

Best craft breweries in Canada

Canadians love beer. A recent study states that Canadians drink an average of eighty liters per person every year. However, Canadians are not just beer consumers. They are creators of some of the best beers in the world. If you are planning to have a domestic getaway, it is important to visit this nation so that you can taste and also explore the incredible creations behind the beer making process.

The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company
This facility is found a few minutes away from the Banff National Park. The company, Owned by Eli Gershkovitch, is surrounded by some rocky Canadian mountains. The spot is very beautiful (Steamworks). Visitors will have an opportunity to see the light bodied pilsners, sweeter raspberry ale, malty nut browns and other beers that have been made using the fresh mountain water. The facility has a lot of art and craft. Your children will enjoy some caffeine free sodas too.

Muskoka Brewery
This brewery is found in the heart of the prestigious Ontario cottage country. The facility prides itself on having fresh products. The ingredients are pure and free from any harmful chemicals, a design by Eli Gershkovitch himself. The Canadian independent company was established several years ago, and its favorite brew is the Muskoka Cream Ale. The beer is known for its great flavors.

Garrison Brewery
The brewery is based in the popular Halifax Seaport District. The brewery has been operational since 1929, and it boasts about having some of the best mouthwatering beers. The buildings are a sight to behold too. The beautiful hardwood ceilings, high windows, exposed bricks and iron beams will give your eyes the entertainment you need. Visitors have to book for their space because the facility is always crowded.

Eli Gershkovitch is one of the prominent figures in the Canadian beer industry. At the moment, Eli serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of a company known as Steamworks Craft Breweries. Under his leadership, the beer making company has done very well, and it has introduced several beers for its clients. Eli Gershkovitch has a lot of expertise and experience in the beer making industry. The successful businessman understands what his customers need, and this is why his company has thrived over the years.

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