Brick Brewing setting the standard for beer quality


KITCHENER, ON, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Brick Brewing Co. Limited (TSX.BRB) received formal notification last week, that it was again 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.

Brick Brewing Company has been a craft brewing industry leader since it established the segment in 1984. "We remain the only craft brewer in Canada to achieve an A-level certification under the stringent BRC Global Standard for Food Safety," offered George Croft, President and CEO, Brick Brewing Company. "People today are quite rightly concerned about what's going into the food and drink they consume and how safely those products are made. We don't cut corners and we are proud to invite an independent, outside organization into our facility to verify that commitment. Our Waterloo craft beers are made with four simple, natural ingredients in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law and we are very proud of the incredibly high bar we set for quality."

"I am incredibly proud of the team here at Brick Brewing for their unwillingness to accept good enough," said Russell Tabata, Chief Operating Officer, Brick Brewing Company. "Our customers deserve the highest quality beer, cider and coolers we can possibly make and the global food safety certification is proof of that commitment. Achieving an 'A' rating four years in a row is a clear testament to Brick's ongoing commitment to achieving the highest standards in food safety and quality."

This certification is especially reassuring for companies who entrust their brands to, and co-pack with, Brick. There is no co-pack partner working to a higher quality standard than Brick Brewing Company.

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety was established in 1998 to create an internationally recognized standard for food safety. "There is no higher standard for food safety than this global food safety certification. Nothing matters more to our team than the quality of our products, this certification goes a long way towards demonstrating that we're world-class," said Bill Henry, Director of Brewing, Quality and Logistics, Brick Brewing Company.

Over the past several years Brick Brewing Company's focus on quality has produced numerous Ontario, Canadian and Global Brewing awards and this certification is further evidence of that track record.

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

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For further information: George Croft President and CEO at (519) 498-9908.