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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Super Bowl Party Planning? Call Steam Whistle Brewing’s HOME DELIVERY Service


Toronto, ON

Bromance is in the air while beer and football make the party: the 47th Super Bowl will take place on Sunday February 3rd, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kickoff time is scheduled for 6:30pm EST with simulcast on CTV. With most American ball parks and stadiums starting to stock craft beer, Toronto’s favourite independent brewery invites football fans to share a little brotherly love by calling the Steam Whistle Home Delivery hotline for delivery of fresh draught, bottles or cans of beer, loan of draught equipment or bottle troughs, and party planning tips.

Steam Whistle’s Home Delivery, operating in the GTA since 2006, has taken the worry out of beverage service for everything from house parties to neighbourhood gatherings to Friday-afternoon-office socials.

Delivering promptly and reliably within Toronto for $15 - $49.95 and outside the GTA for $59.95, the service fee is in addition to the cost of the beer and includes:
·        loan of bottle bins or premium draught dispensing unit, including a tap handle
·        delivery and pick up of equipment the next day
·        1 bag of ice & Bio cups
·        expert instruction from their draught technicians

The home draught dispense cooler, pictured below, will be a great novelty for Super Bowl Parties. Additionally, gifts and party favours such as branded merchandise or souvenir bottle openers can be provided for an additional charge.

If thirsty patrons want to permanently install a Home Draught System into their bar or rec room, Steam Whistle’s Home Delivery service can assist in equipment purchase, installation, cleaning, maintenance and regular delivery of fresh beer kegs.

Party Planning TIps:
1.      Guest List: Your guest list should include a strong group of old friends or acquaintances to ensure a successful party, but don’t be afraid to mix in a few new, compatible invitees to stir things up a little.
2.      Theme: Pull out favourite team jerseys, pom poms and streamers to deck out your party rooms with all the fanfare of a Super Bowl game! Download football theme music to your iPod to help set the mood. Let your guests know the theme and you might be surprised at the face paint and costumes they show up in! Record everyone’s game predictions before kick-off and offer a door prize for the best guess.
3.    Décor: Set up an arrangement of furniture to provide ample comfortable seating but also room for the party to flow into other parts of your house. You know how people like to congregate in a kitchen or even spill outside for a break!
4.    Beverages:  We can’t help but recommend you stock your bar with Steam Whistle Pilsner. Party guests love the fun of pouring a fresh draught. Alternatively stocking bottles in an ice-filled bin allows you to offer a variety of beverages such as beer, wine, coolers and non-alcoholic drinks all from a self-serve station. Generally assume 1 drink per person per hour in your planning. Remember to serve responsibly and offer to hold keys and call taxis if necessary.
5.    Food:  A responsible host always serves food along with beverages. And for Super Bowl you want to prepare something that’s manly and delicious. Here are some suggestion: 150 recipes for cooking with beer http://www.steamwhistle.ca/fun/recipes.php


To book your Home Delivery, call: 416-362-2337 x 402 or email: homedelivery@steamwhistle.ca

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fifth Annual Barry-Roubaix Race Continues to Grow Nearly 50% Each Year


Grand Rapids, MI

Founders Brewing Co. will partner with Kisscross Events once again to host the annual Barry-Roubaix bicycle race, an event pitting thousands of bikers against gravel, rocks, sand and mud, and possible snow and ice in a kickoff to the racing season in Michigan. The fifth annual Barry-Roubaix, named after the classic Paris-Roubaix race in France, will begin and end in Hastings, Mich., on March 23.

As title sponsor of the event, Founders Brewing Co. will host an after party celebration kicking off at 11 a.m. EST with food, music, beer and more in the streets of downtown Hastings. World-class Founders beers will be available for racers, their friends, families and anyone else who would like to join in the celebration.

Last year nearly 1,600 cyclists participated, and race organizers anticipate a race with nearly twice that number of cyclists this year.

The Barry-Roubaix encourages racers of all levels and of any age by offering four levels of difficulty, including:

·         The Cushe Chiller, 22 miles ($40 registration per rider)

·         The Hammer Nutrition Thriller, 36 miles ($40 registration per rider)

·         The 616 Fat Bike category, 36 miles ($40 registration per rider)

·         The Velocity Killer, 62 miles ($50 registration per rider)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dogfish Head's Sixty-One Blends Beer, Wine, Brotherhood


 Milton, DE

Sixty-One, Dogfish Head's first new core beer since 2007, was born at the crossroads of serendipity, experimentation and brotherhood.

Whenever Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ol' man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition.

Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids -- which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D'être -- and continually-hopped IPAs.

The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate.

To celebrate the launch of Sixty-One, Dogfish Head and Will Oldham, who performs as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, are releasing a limited-edition record. Bonnie "Prince" Billy has performed many times at Dogfish Head's coastal Delaware brewpub and has become a good friend, the kind of friend you'd give a big ol' man-hug to. He wrote an original song called Sixty-One that was inspired by this beer's origins, and on the flip-side of the record is a rollicking Bonnie "Prince" Billy version of the innuendo-filled Dominoes classic "Sixty-Minute Man." The record will be available only at Dogfish Head's Delaware brewery and brewpub, where you'll get a four-pack of Sixty-One, the record and a big, ol' hug from a Dogfish Head co-worker.

Sixty-One, which clocks in at 6.5% ABV, will debut in March. Four-packs will be available four times a year throughout Dogfish Head's 27-state distribution network. Suggested price is $8.99-$9.99.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Local Brewery’s “FeBREWary” Kicks Old Man Winter in the Snowpants

Special Month of Seven Beers kicks off with Beau’s/Elysian Collaboration “Oiseau de Nuit” Pumpkin Gruit, & International Gruit Day Feb. 1


Next Friday February 1 is the kickoff of Beau’s FeBREWary celebrations: 5 weeks that will see Beau’s put out 7 beers (including unique collaborations and bringing back some fan favourites) as well as hosting events at the brewery in Vankleek Hill, and across Ontario. The timing also coincides with Beau’s beer + Bridgehead Coffee blend “WiinterBrewed” hitting LCBO shelves across the province beginning this weekend.

February 1 will see the folks at Beau’s toasting the first-ever International Gruit Day (www.gruitday.com), as well as releasing their pumpkin gruit Oiseau de Nuit, a collaboration with Elysian Brewing in Seattle. Malt and pumpkin blend harmoniously and provide medium body to this gruit, which displays restrained earthy, herbal bitterness. Floral and herbal aromatics are complemented by intriguing cumin spice notes. Oiseau de Nuit is available in 600 ml bottles direct from the brewery and through BYBO, the Beau’s home beer delivery service in Ottawa (www.bybo.ca), and it will be on tap at 50 pubs and restaurants across Ontario – the Beau's website has a complete listing of where to find it.

Beau’s also will celebrate the first-ever International Gruit Day, along with like-minded craft brewers across North America who have banded together to pay homage to the gruit style’s past and future. Beau’s will tap cask-conditioned gruit Oiseau de Nuit Friday Feb 1 to mark the day, and the first 100 visitors to the brewery on Saturday Feb. 2 will receive a signed International Gruit Day Poster. The brewery will also host Winter Carnival themed activities for visitors to the brewery on Saturday Feb. 2.

COMING UP IN THE MONTH OF FEBREWARY:
     
 WEEK 2: Dubbel Koyt Release, Bog Father cask tapping, Mardi Gras Open House, Rhino Beer Fest
   
WEEK 3: Bog Father Imperial Gruit release, Greener Futures Barrel Aged Dark Helmut, Urban Element Beer Dinner, Cask Tapping Beaver River, & WinterBrewed Craft Beer Fest (Ottawa)
   
WEEK 4: Mutineer Imperial Pilsner and Beaver River IP Eh Release, Mutineer Party (Toronto), Cask Tapping of Mutineer, Beaver River open house at brewery, Beau’s Beer Brunch in VKH
   
WEEK 5: Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale release, Cask Tapping of Strong Patrick, Strong Patrick Mexican themed Open House at brewery

 More details about all these events are available on the Beau’s website (www.beaus.ca/febrewary).

Friday, January 25, 2013

St-Ambroise Scotch Ale to Celebrate Robbie Burns Day!


St-Ambroise Scotch Ale is dark ruby red with a tawny head which evokes the classic “wee heavies” or the full-bodied 90-shilling strong winter ales of Scotland.

The St-Ambroise Scotch Ale was honored at the 2011 Canadian Brewing Awards with a gold medal and in 2012 with a bronze medal.

Arriving just in time for Robbie Burns day, a celebration of the famous Scottish poet’s birthday, today, Friday January 25th!

Savoring a St-Ambroise Scotch Ale, is celebrating 400 years of Scottish heritage in Canada.

Slàinte Mhòr

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Propeller Brewery - Revolution Russian Imperial Stout


ABV 8% (Bottle 500ml)
The Brewery

Propeller Brewing Company is Nova Scotia’s best selling microbrewery. Their Extra Special Bitter and India Pale Ale are the Province's two best selling micro brewed beers.

The Bottle
Get all in the info on this brew here.


The Pour
Pours thick and black with a nice frothy 1 finger head that looks like it could get higher with a better pour; nevertheless the head has that nice bluish/purple RIS colouring which is encouraging.  There's lots of carb fizz which is surprising.

Aroma
Tones of red licorice, Christmas cake spice, bread, roast coffee beans and molasses abound.

Taste
Medium to full bodied and creamy smooth with lots of rich roasted malt flavours up front. The sweet start is balanced nicely by a slightly sticky hop finish followed by some welcome alcohol warmth.   

Overall
This is a serious RIS entry that doesn't pull its punches.  I found the prevalence of hops intriguing.  If I had to reclassify this brew I'd place it on the heavier end of the black IPA spectrum because of its hop kick and strong stout body.  A very cool take on a RIS indeed and well worth a look while it's here.  I rate it an A.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Amsterdam Brewing Company and barVolo to Host ‘A Night With... Amsterdam and Friends’


Toronto, ON

On Saturday February 2, 2013, for one night only, The Amsterdam Brewing Company takes over barVolo (587 Yonge St.) with 26 unique taps and 6 different casks in an event dubbed ‘A Night With… Amsterdam and Friends’.

Tickets will be sold online at http://guestli.st/144039 beginning at 11am on Wednesday January 16, 2013 for two sessions. The first will take place from 3pm-6pm and the second from 7pm-10pm. Tickets will be $10.20 each (includes admission, tax and online processing fee) and will include 1 beer token, a commemorative sampling glass and limited edition booklet. After 10pm there will be a $5 cover charge for non-ticket holders.

Hogtown Charcuterie will be providing food for the evening and DJ Trappist will be spinning 10pm-close.



·       Event is 19+.
·       Event is CASH ONLY, with ATM available.
·       Only Amsterdam beer will be served on this night.
·       Additional beer tokens can be purchased for $4.00 at the event.
·       BarVolo will not be open for regular business on Feb 2 due to this event.
·       Beers will be available by the ¼ (1 token) and 1/2  (2 tokens) pint serving sizes.
·       If you would like alternative payment options (cash) to purchase tickets contact tomas@barvolo.com

Tap/Cask list below:

1.     Sleeping Giant Barley Wine, collaboration with Biergotter.
2.     Bastogne D'Or, Golden Ale with Brett Brux and Styrian Goldings, collaboration with House Ales.
3.     Full City Tempest, Imperial stout with full city roast coffee.
4.     Rip and Run Imperial Smoked Porter, brewed with wine skins, collaboration with House Ales.
5.     Divination #2, Framboise with wild yeast harvested from Burgundy grapes.
6.     Satyr Farmhouse, Farmhouse Ale with Lactobacillus and Brett.
7.     Boxer Saison, Saison with Brett Brux and Lambicus.
8.     Domestic Disturbance, 100% Brett Brux fermented ale with Pinot Noir wine skins in secondary, collaboration with Erica Graholm.
9.     Alt, Traditional Dusseldorf Alt.
10.  Second Coming, Stout aged in Southbrook Merlot barrels, collaboration with Biergotter.
11.  Ezra (Solera #2), Farmhouse Ale aged in a Spirit Tree cider Barrel, collaboration with Great Lakes.
12.  Barrel aged Tempest, Imperial Stout aged in fresh Jack Daniels barrels.
13.  Vicar's Vice, Old Ale on cask.
14.  Jump the Shark, American Strong Ale, collaboration with Indie Ale House.
15.  Dead Spadina Monkey, Raspberry Sour aged in Thirty Bench Chardonnay barrels, collaboration with Indie Ale House.
16.  Spring Bock, aged one year.
17.  Wee Heavy, Scotch Ale aged on bourbon soaked oak.
18.  Burned Bridges Porter, Brown Porter with peppercorns aged on oak chips used in Tawse Pinot primary fermentation, collaboration with Bridgid Young.
19.  Left of the Dial Mild, on cask, collaboration with House Ales.
20.  KLB Pale Ale, English Bitter, dry hopped with fuggles, on cask.
21.  Downtown Brown, English Brown Ale dry hopped with Goldings, on cask.
22.  Boneshaker, dry hopped with Amarillo, on cask.
23.  Early Spring Saison, with lemon peel and peppercorns.
24.  Lady Stavoren Wheat Wine, 50% wheat and 80 IBUs.
25.  Long Goodbye Nitro IPA, collaboration with Swansea Homebrew Club.
26.  Under the Table Double Belgian IPA, Collaboration with House Ales and Great Lakes.
27.  Maverick and Gose, aged in Thirty Bench Chardonnay barrels, collaboration with Great Lakes
28.  Raspberry Gose, aged in Flat Rock Pinot Noir barrels, collaboration with Great Lakes.
29.  Order and Chaos, Wit aged in fresh biodynamic Southbrook Chardonnay barrels.
30.  Rye Peppercorn Saison aged in Cab Franc barrels.
31.  Decalogue (1), 100% Brett Brux Trois barrel fermented Golden Ale.
32.  Kyrie Tripel, aged in fresh Flat Rock Pinot Noir barrels.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Granville Island Brewing - Lions Winter Ale

ABV 5.5% (Tall Boy 473ml)
The Brewery

The Bottle
Our LIONS WINTER ALE combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. The vanilla-like finish of this robust ale is a great excuse to get out of the cold and enjoy BC’s favourite winter beer made from the finest natural ingredients.


The Pour
Pours golden with lots of carb and a surprisingly Guinness-like creamy head; though the head fizzed away quickly like after pouring a Coke too fast and left no lacing.  The colour is quite wonderful, gold on the pour turning to a rich clear brick red in the glass.

Aroma
The nose hits you right from the pour and is quite amazing.  It is insanely sweet with caramel malt aromas mixed with a heavy hit of vanilla.  I wouldn't be surprised if they used actual vanilla beans in the recipe or more likely an artifical additive.  I'm hoping it will open up more layers on the taste, but it's already a unique take on a winter ale.

Taste
Surprisingly flat for all the carb upfront.  While lack of carbonation isn't uncommon in an ale, here it is a detriment as it leaves one with the mouth-feel of flat vanilla pop.  There is a funky hop bite on the finish that seems out of place and reminds me of cherry cough syrup, along with some lingering hints of Rice Krispies.  

Overall
I snagged this one while out of town, as I hadn't seen it locally, and was pretty excited to try it.  Since getting into craft beer I've heard a lot about Granville, some good and some bad, but I'm leaving that at the door for this review as I do quite enjoy their English Bay Pale Ale.  However, Lions Winter Ale by any measure falls far short.  The vanilla nose becomes cloying and medicinal, the mouth feel is watery and the taste is a mix of bland and unpleasant.  I would not try it again.  I give it a D. 


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Canada's Oldest Independent Craft Brewer Expands To Meet Growing Demand

Guelph, ON


Wellington Brewery is undergoing a major expansion as the demand for their award-winning beer continues to rise.  Following the addition of new tanks in 2011, this week saw the addition of four new 140 HL tanks, greatly increasing the breweries capacity.

As more and more drinkers choose to drink locally produced craft beers, sales have increased at the LCBO, The Beer Store, Bars & Restaurants, and directly from the brewery.

These new tanks will increase brewing capacity by 35% as the brewery begins to brew 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. "We're looking forward to an exciting year as we continue to expand our operations while maintaining our focus on producing consistent, high-quality craft beers" says Brent Davies, Vice-President of Wellington Brewery.

This past year has been a busy and exciting one for Wellington, with beers picking up numerous awards including a gold and silver medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards, a gold medal at the Ontario Brewing awards, and two silver medals from the U.S. Open Beer Championships.  The brewery also had the distinction of winning an Industry Choice Award for 'Product Quality / Process Innovation' at the inaugural Ontario Craft Brewers Conference.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Expansion Brewing for Propeller


Halifax, NS

Propeller Brewing Company Announces Expansion into Larger Facility

There are exciting things brewing for the province’s largest craft brewer. Propeller Brewing Company will be making a big move this year, but they will not be going too far. It was announced on Tuesday that the local craft brewery is expanding its operations across Halifax Harbour.

The brewery, launched in 1997 by John Allen, has outgrown its Gottingen Street location after six consecutive years of double-digit growth. This expansion is necessary both to keep up with current demand and to provide capacity for projected long-term growth.

Scheduled to open in the Spring of 2013, the new brewery located at 617 Windmill Rd. Dartmouth Nova Scotia will feature an expanded production facility for bottles and draft beer, as well as a second retail store to better serve the craft beer consumer. The expansion, including a new 30 barrel brew-house and two 120 barrel fermentation vessels will enable the brewery to increase from its current 8200 hectolitre annual production to 12,000 hectolitres in the coming years.

Propeller Brewing Company currently employs 22 full and part time staff working out of its facility on Gottingen St. Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company expects to hire five to 10 more employees when the new facility is completed.

The current location at 2015 Gottingen St will stay open with its retail store and will still serve as a functioning brewery focusing on one-off and special release brews.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Founders KBS Release 2013


Grand Rapids, MI

Founders KBS release 2013 will begin with a four-day, pre-ticketed, on-site bottle release beginning on Wednesday, March 27, prior to being released across our distribution footprint on April 1.

Dates for the taproom bottle release are as follows:

Day #1: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 11am-9pm
Day #2: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 11am-9pm
Day #3: Friday, March 29, 2013, 11am-9pm
Day #4: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 11am-9pm

Tickets for all four release dates will be available beginning at 11:00am EST on Saturday, February 16, via www.brownpapertickets.com on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of one ticket per person. Tickets are non-refundable, and proceeds from the $5 purchase price will be donated to Grand Rapids Whitewater. Your ticket, along with a valid government-issued photo ID, gets you the opportunity to purchase KBS only on the date listed on your ticket. A strict maximum limit of 12 bottles per person applies. KBS is $4.75 per bottle, $19 per 4-pack, and $57 for 12 bottles (three 4-packs). Bottles can ONLY be picked up on the day listed on the ticket from our Company Store during regular business hours (see above).

‘KBS Week’ culminates in an all-day draft release party in our taproom on Saturday, March 30. The party takes place from 11am-2am, is strictly 21+ and is free-of-charge. March 30 marks the first day KBS will be available on tap. The party stars the draft release of KBS, and free live entertainment will be offered in the evening.

Friday, January 11, 2013

GLB's Hops for Hunger

Toronto, ON

For the fourth year in a row Great Lakes has been helping to raise food and funds for the Daily Bread Foodbank. They convert the amount of dollars donated into pounds of food and this year they are proud to have raised a total of 2477 lbs.

Thanks to all that helped support an important cause by shopping at their retail store throughout the month of December.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dictators Unite!


Boulder, CO

Once a year, there is a fleeting epic moment when all 3 of Avery's Dictators can convene. So, they have brought together this summit of greatness at some of the best Avery outposts!
At the same time on January 16th, at 8 amazing pubs, including the Avery Tap Room, The Maharaja, The Czar, and The Kaiser will be available together!

In Colorado, they will meet in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Vail. Not to mention, Dallas, TX, and San Diego, CA! If you are stationed near one of these settlements, then please click above to find where you can join this assembly of awesomeness!

This is not to be missed!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Beau’s Announces FeBREWary 2013: Spotlight on 7 Beer Releases, Multiple Beer Events


Ottawa, ON

7 Beers to be released over the month, kicking off with Elysian Brewing collaboration “Oiseau de Nuit” and International Gruit Day Feb. 1

The month of February is getting changed to FeBREWary again this year at Beau’s All Natural, in honour of all the special events and beer releases every week that will keep things interesting in the upcoming month.
“Sure it’s cold out, but that doesn’t mean we should be hibernating!” laughs Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne, when asked why Beau’s would choose to launch a beer-themed month of celebration in the middle of the winter. In fact, Beau’s non-traditional approach to selling beer was recognized last October with an Ontario Craft Brewers Centre of Excellence Prize for Marketing Innovation.

 “February was always a boring time of year for the beer industry. We wanted to do something different, to put some excitement back into the month for fans of craft beer,” adds Beauchesne.

FeBREWary beer releases kick off Feb. 1 with Oiseau de Nuit, a beer designed and brewed collaboratively with Dick Cantwell, brewmaster at Elysian Brewing in Seattle, WA. Oiseau is a gruit (ale brewed with herbs or spices instead of hops) and was treated to an addition of pumpkin puree as well. The beer, which will be available directly from the brewery and on tap at select restaurants and pubs, is a nod to Cantwell’s expertise in brewing with pumpkin and Elysian’s signature pumpkin ale, called Night Owl.

Beau’s is tipping a hat to the uniqueness of the gruit style by declaring Feb. 1 “International Gruit Day,” along with a number of like-minded brewers in North America and Europe who also brew this distinct, versatile and somewhat rare style of beer. Beau’s winter seasonal, Bog Water, is a gruit, and Beau’s will also release an Oatmeal gruit FeBREWary 7, brewed collaboratively with Ron Pattinson, a beer historian from the Netherlands who spoke at Beau’s Oktoberfest this year. Pattinson’s gruit recipe was based on an historical recipe from the 1400s, and has more oats that barley in the grist!

Beau’s will bring back the extra-strong herbed beer BogFather on February 15, following up on a successful launch of the beer in 2011. Only 1,000 bottles were originally made available two years ago, but this year there will be wider availability, thanks to the recently completed brewery expansion. The re-release of BogFather coincides with Ottawa’s new Winter Beer Festival “Winter Brewed,” to be held outdoors in the Sparks St. Mall Feb. 16 and 17. Beau’s is a major partner of the festival, and is planning a Winter Lounge featuring a wide selection of Beau’s beers served at an ice bar, with accompanying ice furniture and sculptures. Beau’s will kick off the festival with a party at the Bridgehead Roastery Feb 15.

Other confirmed events are a beer release of the next Beau’s Pro/Am Series brew (an imperial pilsner) on Feb 21 at Get Well in Toronto, a Beau’s beer dinner at Ottawa’s Urban Element on Feb. 13, a Brewers Breakfast in Vankleek Hill February 24, and the LCBO releases of Beaver River spring seasonal (Feb. 21) and Strong Patrick Irish Red (Feb. 28), as well as a Greener Futures beer club release. Visitors to the brewery in the month of FeBREWary will also be treated to free posters & limited edition pint glasses (while supplies last), and other prizes.

More details about these and additional events will be announced on the Beau’s website (www.beaus.ca) and Beau’s Facebook page in the next few weeks, leading up to a very busy FeBREWary at Beau’s All Natural.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Brick Brewing Tops up Volume and Improves Bottom Line

Kitchener, ON

Brick Brewing Co. Limited (TSX: BRB) last week announced a new contract manufacturing agreement for an initial term of three years. The projected volume is 80,000 hectolitres ("HL") over the term of this contract with approximately 10,000 HL in the first year. "Prior to achieving this agreement, our facilities had approximately 200,000 HL per year of surplus capacity," remarked George Croft, President and CEO of Brick Brewing. "The additional volume associated with this new contract will improve our productivity and return on capital."

"A key component of our growth strategy is to attract beverage alcohol partners from around the world and take advantage of our expertise and assets," continued Croft.  "We recently added a new higher capacity can line and have maintained our A-level certification under the internationally recognized Global Food Safety Standard, both of which have contributed to our continued success in earning and maintaining the co-pack partnerships we have." Brick is scheduled to start production on this new manufacturing agreement beginning March 1, 2013.

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