Big Rock Brewery Income Trust

Big Rock Brewery Income Trust
BIG ROCK BREWERY LTD.

BIG ROCK BREWERY LTD.

April 11, 2005 18:23 ET

Big Rock Brewery Income Trust to Increase Monthly Distribution to $0.11 Per Trust Unit


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FOR: BIG ROCK BREWERY INCOME TRUST

TSX SYMBOL: BR.UN

AND BIG ROCK BREWERY LTD.

APRIL 11, 2005 - 18:23 ET

Big Rock Brewery Income Trust to Increase Monthly
Distribution to $0.11 Per Trust Unit

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2005) - Big Rock Brewery
Income Trust (TSX: BR.UN) (the "Trust") is pleased to announce that it
will increase its monthly cash distribution by $0.01, to $0.11 per trust
unit. The increase will take effect for the May 16, 2005 distribution
paid to all unitholders of record on April 29, 2005. The increase
results in an annualized distribution of $1.32 per trust unit. The trust
units will commence trading on an ex-dividend basis April 27, 2005.

The Trust is an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust
established under the laws of the Province of Alberta. The Trust owns
all of the securities of Big Rock Brewery Ltd. ("Big Rock") which
entitles the Trust to receive all cash flow available for distribution
from the business of Big Rock, after debt service payments, maintenance
capital expenditures and other cash requirements.

Big Rock is a regional producer and marketer of premium quality beers,
headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Big Rock's products are
available in draught, bottles and cans. Big Rock also produces or
distributes Cider and Cooler products. Big Rock is committed to four
business fundamentals:

- consistently brewing distinctive, premium quality beers;

- profitable growth in business operations;

- constantly providing superior, personalized customer services; and

- creating and sustaining strong community relationships.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Big Rock Brewery
    Ed McNally
    Chairman
    (403) 720-3239
    (403) 236-7523 (FAX)
    or
    Big Rock Brewery
    Bob King
    President
    (403) 720-3239
    (403) 236-7523 (FAX)
    or
    Big Rock Brewery
    Tim A. Duffin, C.A.
    Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 720-3239
    (403) 236-7523 (FAX)