KITCHENER, ON--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) - Brick Brewing Co. Limited ("Brick" or the "Company") (
"Last fall we consolidated our brewing facilities by adding a state-of-the-art brewhouse to our packaging and distribution centre in Kitchener," said Russell Tabata, Chief Operating Officer. "That event created significant financial savings for the business, but it also created savings in an even more meaningful way."
"Nature is at the heart of our business," continued Tabata. "Yeast, water, grains, hops are all of the Earth and the brewing and fermenting of beer is a very natural process. So when we decided the time was right to upgrade our brewhouse, we chose to invest in the equipment that honoured this relationship with the planet. This new facility represents a giant stride forward for the brewing industry in the critical areas of energy, waste and water management. We now use 52% less thermal energy, 32% less electricity, 48% less water and produce 80% less wastewater all while increasing our output by 300%."
"We worked closely with Krones the world's leading manufacturer of brewhouse equipment to develop a peerless, environmentally sensitive solution," stated George Croft, President and CEO. "This is one of the most resource efficient brewhouse in the world, and the first of its kind in North America. This equipment represents the vanguard of heat recovery and reuse, materials utilization and waste recovery. We've always been extremely proud of the quality of our finely crafted beers but, frankly, that's just not enough today. An investment in sustainability is not a matter of choice anymore. People have a right to expect a higher standard when it comes to the health of the planet; and we think that makes good sense."
"Oh, and rest assured," Croft concluded, "This new brewhouse makes spectacular craft beer."
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 premium craft beers with the popular Laker brand. In 2011, Brick purchased the Canadian rights to Seagram Coolers and in 2015, secured the exclusive Canadian rights to both LandShark and Margaritaville. 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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