BIG ROCK BREWERY LTD.

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Big Rock Brewery Income Trust

February 11, 2005 11:16 ET

Big Rock Brewery Donates $21,000 to Alberta Beef Producers


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FEBRUARY 11, 2005 - 11:16 ET

Big Rock Brewery Donates $21,000 to Alberta Beef
Producers

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 11, 2005) - Big Rock Brewery
(TSX:BR.UN), one of Canada's leading specialty brewers, is pleased to
announce the results of the Lend a Hand campaign in support of the
Alberta Beef Producers affected by B.S.E. (Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy) and continued international border closures.

Big Rock Brewery presented a cheque in the amount of $21,000 to the
Alberta Beef Producers Market Development Fund. Since it's inception in
2003, Big Rock Brewery's Lend a Hand campaign has raised over $80,000 to
help support and create awareness of the current economic situation
faced by Alberta ranchers.

The 2004 "Lend a Hand" campaign saw $1.00 donated from the purchase of
every 12-bottle pack of Grasshopper, Traditional Ale and Honey Brown
lager from November 29 - December 31st, 2004.

Brewery founder Ed McNally, a former rancher in Southern Alberta and all
Big Rock staff wish to thank those who help support this initiative.

Big Rock would also like to thank the following partners for their
contributions: Alberta Beef, the Phoenix Group & SunDog Printing Limited.

Big Rock is a regional producers and marketer of premium quality beers
headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Big Rock products are
available in draught, bottle and cans. The Company also produces and
distributes cider and cooler products. Big Rock products are marketed in
six provinces and three territories as well as the western United States.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Big Rock Brewery
    Leah Phillips
    Promotions Coordinator
    (403) 720-4495
    Email: lphillips@bigrockbeer.com
    or
    Big Rock Brewery
    Jessica Barrie
    Marketing Coordinator
    (403) 720-4470
    Email: jbarrie@bigrockbeer.com