Craft beers are the most popular alcoholic beverage in Canada. Crafts beers have unique flavors, and some types are only available at particular locations.
Notable Craft Breweries In Canada
Church-Key Brewing – Ontario
An old Methodist Church, environmentally-friendly.
Garrison Brewery – Nova Scotia
The first brewery in Nova Scotia to serve craft beers.
McAuslan Brewing – Quebec
The first craft brewery to provide their beer in a bottle.
Meander River Farm & Brewery – Nova Scotia
The first cottage brewery in Nova Scotia.
Paddock Wood Brewing Co. – Saskatchewan
First craft beer brewery in Saskatchewan.
Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. – Newfoundland
Brews their beer with water from icebergs.
Rebellion Brewing – Saskatchewan
They host beer competitions, tasting events, and tours. Feature recipes from home-brewers on their menu.
Spinnakers – B.C.
The first craft brewery to serve food from their farm. They offer beer and chocolate pairings.
Popular Craft Beers In Canada
Blueberry Cream Ale
Fighting Irish Red
Hints of toast and strawberry jam.
Holy Smoke Scotch Ale
Very dark with smoke-flavour.
Hints of cinnamon, chocolate, nuts, and molasses.
Red Racer (IPA)
Grapefruit, mango, passion fruit and caramel.
St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
Chocolate and espresso flavors.
Banana, lemon, clove, and, vanilla flavors.
Eli Gershkovitch is the CEO of Steamworks group of craft breweries. He opened his first full-scale brewery in 2013. He believes that a company must grow to meet demand or the demand will shrink to meet what’s available. Brewers of craft beers view Eli Gershkovitch as a pioneer of brewery pubs. He opened Steamworks Brew Pub when pubs weren’t mainstream. Steamworks beers are available around the world.
Eli Gershkovitch has a pilot’s license, owns two planes, and has a classic car collection (WingsJournal). He lives his life the same way he runs his expanding beer empire. His business is always growing and he’s always in control. Eli Gershkovitch was once a lawyer, which helps him distribute globally while retaining control over production and distribution. His advice to brewers is to focus on the local people near the brewery.