If you are a beer enthusiast, you must have realized an interesting phenomenon. There is a breed of new beers appearing on the shelves of your favorite drinking joint. Most of these new brands are craft beers that are produced by local breweries. Craft beers first came into the limelight in the early 2000s. Most of these craft beers have amusing, quirky and sometimes have eye-catching labels that may have irked your interest.
What is craft beer?
Craft beers are usually beers that are brewed by small and independent breweries. Some of these breweries are so small that they can barely produce two million barrels in a year. They are also popularly known as microbreweries. Most of the microbreweries aim at creating a unique local flavor or adding a fun new spin to an existing beer.
In most cases, craft beers have a carefully and well-developed flavors when compared to the mass-produced beers from large beer manufacturers. You are likely to notice more specialty flavors and amusing combinations in craft beer than in other beers.
Craft beer share some qualities with fine wines
Just like fine wine, craft beers have unique attributes that are affected by the ingredients, fermentation process, and even the region where the ingredients are produced. Much like fine wine, craft beers go with specific food. They, therefore, need to be paired with the right foods (http://beermebc.com/2017/05/29/fifth-episode-of-flights-season-two-steamworks-brewing-company/).
Besides proper food pairing, different types of craft beer should be served in specific glasses. This allows the beer to breathe appropriately and ensure that the flavors emanating from the glass will make you appreciate the art of beer making.
About Eli Gershkovitch
Eli Gershkovitch is a lawyer, a pilot and above all the CEO of Steamworks Brewery. Eli Gershkovitch has been a beer enthusiast for a long time. His journey into the beer making craft began when he was on a European tour in 1987. Eli tasted the Belgian for the very first time, and it was terrific (LinkedIn). He was curious to know what made the beer so excellent and by the time he returned from Europe, he had all he needed to start his brewery.
Eli Continued with his law practice but started researching more on the art of beer making. He then set a small pub in a historic building in Vancouver’s Gastown. The building where Eli set up a pub had a rare heat system that he could use for steam brewing. In 1995, Eli opened a one-of-a-kind facility in Gastown where he started with six craft beers.