Waterloo Brewing Co. takes Gold at Canadian Brewing Awards



KITCHENER, ON, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Waterloo Brewing Co., the craft brewing division of Brick Brewing Co. Limited (TSX: BRB), today announced it was awarded a gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards in the North American Dark Lager category for its flagship craft beer, Waterloo Dark.

"This is a great recognition for Waterloo Dark and everything we're doing here at Waterloo Brewing Co." said Russell Tabata, Chief Operating Officer, Brick Brewing. "We set a very high standard for the brewing craftsmanship and quality of our Waterloo Brewing Co. family of beers. This Canadian Brewing Awards gold medal along with the three golds received at Monde Selection in Belgium last month suggest our craft beers are certainly world class."

"This is an extraordinary accomplishment for our brewing team that was unwavering in its pursuit of extraordinary, expertly crafted beers" praised George Croft, President and CEO. "We're very proud of our brewing tradition and the great craft beer we're brewing right here in Ontario."

The history of Waterloo Brewing Co. traces its history back to our pioneer brewery in Formosa, Ontario which was founded in 1870 just three years after Confederation. Waterloo Brewing Co., Ontario's original craft brewery, recently added a Classic Pilsner to its line-up and regularly offers Small Batch Brews that feature one especially distinctive, seasonal brew.

About Brick Brewing
Brick 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 and is officially certified under British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards for Food Safety, one of the highest and most internationally recognized standards for safe food production. Founded in 1984, Brick Brewing Co. 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 Waterloo brand premium craft beers with other popular brands such as Laker, Red Baron, Red Cap and Formosa Springs Draft.  In March 2011, Brick purchased the Canadian rights to the Seagram Coolers and now produces, sells, markets and distributes Seagram Coolers across Canada.  Brick trades on the TSX under the symbol BRB. Visit us at www.brickbeer.com.

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SOURCE: Brick Brewing Co. Limited

George Croft President and CEO at (519) 498-9908