Brick Brewing Welcomes All-Star Brewmaster Gary Matthews

 

KITCHENER, ON--(Marketwired - January 12, 2016) - Brick Brewing Co. Limited ("Brick" or the "Company") (TSX: BRB), Ontario's original craft brewery, today announced the appointment of Gary Matthews as Brewmaster. Gary will report to Bill Henry, Director of Brewing, Quality and Logistics and will be based at Brick's Kitchener-Waterloo facility which houses its new state of the art brewhouse.

"We're absolutely thrilled to have Gary join the team here at Brick Brewing. His wealth of brewing knowledge and experience will be instrumental as we continue to grow our craft brewing business," declared Mr. Henry. Russell Tabata, Brick's Chief Operating Officer, added, "I have been a big fan of Gary's work in the brewing industry for a long time. Gary's addition to our team represents a further commitment to our craft brewing credentials and future."

Mr. Matthews brings over thirty years' experience in the beer industry, including Brewmaster assignments with both Molson Coors and Muskoka Brewery. Matthews earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Trent University. In addition he holds both Certified Brewer and Microbiology Certifications from the Siebel institute of Technology, the world-renowned global leader in brewing sciences. Matthews is also a member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas since 1992, and has held officer appointments within the association, including Technical Chair (2005) and Past President (2006).

"I'm excited to be a part of the Brick Brewing organization and the plans we have for the future," said Matthews. "Seeing what they're doing with the Waterloo craft brand, the quality of the products being produced, and the awards they're winning all made me want to be part of this winning team. With the new world class brewhouse installed in 2015, this is a company poised for growth and I'm looking forward to being an integral part of the exciting times ahead."

About Brick Brewing

Brick is Ontario's largest Canadian-owned brewery. The Company is a regional brewer of award-winning premium quality and value beers and is officially certified under the Global Food Safety Standard, 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 Seagram Coolers and now produces, sells, markets and distributes Seagram Coolers across Canada. In addition, Brick utilizes its leading edge brewing, blending and packaging capabilities to provide an extensive array of contract manufacturing services in beer, coolers and ciders. Brick trades on the TSX under the symbol BRB. Visit us at www.brickbeer.com.

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For further information:
Russell Tabata
Chief Operating Officer
(519) 742-2732 ext 112
E-mail: info@brickbeer.com