Russell Breweries Inc.

Russell Breweries Inc.

September 25, 2009 14:24 ET

Russell Breweries Inc. Wins at Canadian Brewing Awards

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2009) - Russell Breweries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RB), a Western Canadian premium microbrewery was awarded three medals at last night's Canadian Brewing Awards Gala in Toronto for brands from its regional breweries - Russell Brewing Company in British Columbia and Fort Garry Brewing in Manitoba.

A silver medal was awarded to BC's Russell Brewing Company in the North American Style Blonde/Golden Ale category for the Russell Honey Blonde Ale and a bronze medal awarded in the North American Style Lager category for their Rocky Mountain Pilsner.

A silver medal was awarded to Manitoba's Fort Garry Brewing Company in the North American Dark Lager category for Fort Garry Rouge.

Judging of the awards was registered by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) which certifies and ranks beer judges through examination and monitoring processes.

"These awards are exciting because they are blind taste tests," said Brian Harris, CEO. "Whether you're a huge brewery or a small local brewery, all the beers are judged equally based on the merits of their liquid. Our Russell and Fort Garry brands held up very well and are ranked side-by-side some of the biggest brands in the country. This is a credit to our brewing teams that work very hard to produce the high quality, great tasting beer."

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One of BC's fastest growing companies, Russell Breweries Inc. produces premium beers in Western Canada in breweries located in BC and Manitoba. All products are held to the highest quality standards, brewed without any preservatives, ensuring that the passion that goes into crafting the beers comes through in the taste. Russell is a public company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RB".

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