Craft beer is simply defined as beer produced from a microbrewery. Micro indicating that it is a small brewery that manufactures smaller amounts of beer than the macrobreweries. In 1982 the first Canadian craft brewery was created in Vancouver. It was a little company called “Horseshoe Bay Brewing” which is now gone, but there have been plenty of new microbrewers. We’ve compiled for you a list of our favorite microbrews coming from Canada.
Our Top 10 Microbrews in Canada
- Propeller IPA
Propeller Brewing Company
- Pump House Blueberry Ale
Pump House Brewery
- St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
- La Fin Du Monde
- Party Animal
Beyond the Pale
- Lug Tread
- Mad Tom IPA
- Rye Pale Ale
Cameron’s Brewing Co.
- Red Racer IPA
Central City Brewers
- Electric Unicorn White IPA
Phillips Brewing Company
We also would like to add an honorable mention to another “Summer Ale” which we feel is amazing. It is created by the Steamworks Brewery which is owned by Eli Gershkovitch They utilize a rare steam heat system in the process of creating top shelf microbrews.
Who is The CEO of Steamworks?
In 1995 Eli Gershkovitch launched Steamworks Brew Pub which seated only 184 customers (Gastown location) but they currently have the capacity to seat 754 customers (Calgary Herald location). Mr. Gershkovitch was also a major factor in transforming his environment for the better by investing in his community.
Eli Gershkobitch is a passionate thinker who’s brewery has created over 11 different beers (http://www.westender.com/eat-drink/steamworks-is-much-more-than-a-brew-pub-1.879352). Eli Gershkovitch has amassed an impressive classic car collection and owns two personal planes. In 1993 after obtaining his pilot’s license he fulfilled a childhood dream of flying.
What Makes a Good Craft Beer?
We feel that the characteristics of a good microbrew begin with a brewery that focuses on their technique, flavor profile, and quality. These are the factors involved in creating a top shelf brand.
For the brewery, a good craft beer begins with the ingredients which are much more than just malt, hops, yeast, and water. The end product should be pleasing in appearance, aroma, texture, and flavor.
More about Eli Gershkovitch on LinkedIn
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