Canadians love their craft beer and Ontario is home to a number of different breweries that produce some of the most popular brands. One such company is Nickel Brook Brewing Company. Founded in 2005 by John and Peter Romano, the company is known for its diverse line up lively enticing beers. Made from the finest natural ingredients imported from all over the world, the company brew small batches of high quality beer with unique names. They include Bolshevik Bastard Russian Imperial Stout, Headstock IPA, Old Kentucky Bastard Stout, Naughty Neighbor American Style Pale Ale, Immodest IPA and Malevolent IPA.

Another Canadian craft beer brewery that has grown in size and popularity over the past 20 years is Steamworks Brewery. Founded in 1995 by pilot, lawyer, brewmaster and company CEO Eli Gershkovitch, Steamworks has grown from a small concern in Gastown, Vancouver into an internationally beloved brand with customers throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Eli Gershkovitch liked craft beer and after visiting breweries in Europe in the 1980s, decided to open one of his own. He started making just enough for his 184 seat beer pub in Gastown and the brewery has grown in size as demand has increased. Read more about Eli Gershkovitch at Ottawa Citizen.

Eli Gershkovitch is an unconventional businessman with the calm, casual demeanor of an average working-class stiff. Running the brewery gives him more freedom than he had as a practicing attorney. Being brewmaster and CEO gives Eli Gershkovitch more control of his time. And gradually he has begun building a mini brewing empire. His brew pub now has over 700 seats, is popular with locals and tourists alike and has become an important part of Vancouver culture. Eli Gershkovitch has opened several more restaurants and bars in Vancouver that all serve Steamworks craft beers. Read this article at


Eli Gershkovitch wants to revolutionize Canadian beer. And he’s making progress. Steamworks beers have impressed the judges in many craft beer contests and continue to grow in popularity. Gershkovitch is a shrewd businessman that has become known for innovation and has built an effective business plan focused on improving his products and satisfying his growing customer base.

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