Brick Brewing Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

    WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Brick Brewing Co. Limited (TSX: BRB) today
announced that it has named Jason Pratt as Chief Financial Officer reporting
to George H. Croft, Brick's President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pratt's
appointment is effective on October 6, 2008. Mr. Pratt replaces Mr. Graydon
    Mr. Pratt graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of
Commerce degree and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation while
working with Ernst & Young LLP. He has held senior finance roles in companies
operating in the telecommunications, food service, and brewing industries.
    "Jason has broad experience with public companies," said Croft. "He has a
successful track record of developing and leading high-performance teams and
brings an exemplary combination of business judgment, professional skills and
integrity to Brick Brewing," added Croft, President and Chief Executive

    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. Visit us

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For further information: George Croft, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Tel: (519) 576-9519 Ext. 247, E-mail: