SOURCE: Harbor Brewing Company

January 19, 2010 09:29 ET

Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. Continues Production With 500 Barrel "1812 Amber Ale" Batch

War of 1812 Amber Ale Sales Strong After Re-Launch in Fall 2009

SACKETS HARBOR, NY--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HBWO), the parent company of Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, is pleased to announce that significant quantities of its flagship War of 1812 Amber Ale are again available for distributors at Rochester-based High Falls Brewing Company ( The product, which is available is 1/2 and 1/6 barrels, as well as cases, represents the second 500 barrel production batch in a three-month period.

Stephen Flynn, President of Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, stated, "We were very pleased with our fall sales of the company's War of 1812 Amber Ale after a number of months out of the marketplace." Mr. Flynn continued, "The fact the product was quickly absorbed into the distribution system reflects 1812 Amber Ale's strong consumer loyalty and brand equity. In our core northern and central New York markets, War of 1812 Amber Ale still enjoys high market share in the craft beer segment."

Thomas Scozzafava, President of Harbor Brewing Company, added, "Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. expects to re-launch its popular 'Thousand Islands Pale Ale' in the coming weeks, and it should be available in cases and kegs." Mr. Scozzafava continued, "The goals for this spring remain to continue to gain market share with 1812 Amber Ale and Thousand Islands Pale Ale as well as launch the third product, our new Belgian style wheat beer."

About Harbor Brewing Company, Inc.

Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. is seeking to become a leader in the fast-growing craft brewing industry through organic brand development as well as strategic acquisitions. Its current holdings include Sackets Harbor Brewing Company (, which develops, produces, and markets micro brewed beers such as the award winning "War of 1812 Amber Ale" and "Thousand Islands Pale Ale," as well as "Railroad Red Ale," "1812 Amber Ale Light" and "Harbor Wheat" specialty beers. Its "1812 Amber Ale" is the company's flagship brand and was the winner of a Silver Medal at the World Beer Championship. The company has also developed complementary products such as Sackets Harbor Coffee and Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. Root Beer.

Harbor Brewing also runs the popular dining establishment, Sackets Harbor Brew Pub, which offers fine dining and a rotation of fifteen hand crafted specialty beers. The restaurant, which is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in downtown Sackets Harbor, is open year round.

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Seaway Valley Capital Corporation makes equity, equity-related, and debt investments in companies that require expansion capital. Seaway also seeks investments in leveraged buyouts and restructurings. Seaway will consider investment opportunities in a number of different industries, including retail, restaurants, consumer products, media, business services, manufacturing, and select technologies. Seaway Valley's current portfolio includes Hackett's Stores, Inc., Alteri Bakery, Inc., Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HBWO) and Seaway Realty Holdings, LLC.

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