Brick Brewing Co. is proud to call Kitchener-Waterloo home

    WATERLOO, ON, July 16 /CNW/ - As a regional brewer of award winning
premium quality beers, Brick Brewing Co. is proud to call Kitchener-Waterloo
home. Brick Brewery's story is a simple one of a love between a man and his
beer. Over 24 years ago, Jim Brickman began a journey of discovery that would
take him to 68 different breweries in 29 countries where he would learn the
craft necessary to set up a craft brewery in Kitchener-Waterloo and launch
Brick Brewery, Ontario's first craft brewer. In fact, Brickman is so committed
to Kitchener-Waterloo that he's dedicated styles and flavors of beer to honour
this great city, including Red Baron, also known as KW's Own, and actually
naming a beer after this great city called Waterloo Dark, one of his very
first beers.
    "This truly is a great city. We owe a lot to the good folks of
Kitchener-Waterloo, and Ontario for that matter, for their continued support
and devotion towards Brick Brewery," said Jim Brickman, Founder and Executive
Chair for Brick Brewing Company.
    "Brick Brewing Company has proudly supported thousands of great cultural,
charitable and community organizations and special events over the years. It's
just one of the ways that Brick supports the communities we serve," said
George Croft, President and Chief Executive Officer for Brick Brewing Co.
    Brick Brewing Company is celebrating 24 years by making Red Baron, KW's
Own and offering this great craft brewed beer at a great price and making the
offer exclusive to Kitchener-Waterloo. They have also partnered with twelve
local accounts on a program called Summerlicious that gives the customer a
discounted rate on meals and a sample of Brick beer.
    Some of the past local events this year that Brick Brewing Co. has
proudly supported include Countryfest, Jazzfest and Family Pride Day to name a
few. Coming up will include Ribfest, Bluesfest and the already famous

    About Waterloo Dark

    Looks dark, tastes light...It's Ontario's favourite dark lager. A dark
beer that is slowly brewed with Canadian grown malted barley, specialty
coloured malts, imported hops and pure cultured brewers yeast. Waterloo Dark
is refreshingly light and delicate in taste but rich in colour.

    About Red Baron

    This light-tasting, pale blonde lager is naturally brewed using pure
Formosa spring water. The result is a well-balanced, clean, crisp taste with
no pretentions.

    About Brick Brewing

    Brick Brewing Co. Limited is Ontario's largest Canadian-owned and
Canadian-based publicly held brewery. The Company is a regional brewer of
award winning premium quality and value beers. The Company, founded by
Jim Brickman in 1984, was the first craft brewery to start up in Ontario, and
is credited with pioneering the present day craft brewing renaissance in
Canada. Brick has complemented its J. R. Brickman Founder's Series and
Waterloo Dark premium craft beers with other popular brands such as Laker, Red
Cap and Formosa Springs Draft. Brick trades on the TSX under the symbol BRB.
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