SOURCE: Harbor Brewing Company

October 12, 2010 08:30 ET

Harbor Brewing Company, Inc.'s Subsidiary, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, Sees Unit Sales Increase 90% in Key Market

Sales Up in All Unit Categories for 1812 Amber Ale and Thousand Islands Pale Ale

SACKETS HARBOR, NY--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HBWO) announced that unit sales of its War of 1812 Amber Ale, which is available in 1/2 barrels, 1/6 barrels and six packs, and Thousand Islands Pale Ale, which is available in six packs, increased by approximately 90% in its key northern, NY market through September 2010 over the same nine month period in 2009. Unit sales of both products in all forms were strong, ranging from increases of 64% to increases of 734%.

Unit sales of both the northern New York and Syracuse markets increased by a combined 50% for the first nine months of 2010 over the same period in 2009.

Thomas W. Scozzafava, President of Harbor Brewing Company, stated, "These recent results are a validation that the company's core products continue to gain market share, and the brand continues to build awareness and gain consumer loyalty." Mr. Scozzafava continued, "Our next phase as a company is to build upon this regional success by aggressively expanding our market footprint in New York State and beyond and by introducing additional brands in the market."

About Harbor Brewing Company, Inc.

Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. owns and operates brewing, baking, restaurant and real estate assets. In the brewing industry the company develops and acquires craft brewing companies and select craft beer labels. The company's holding, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, develops, produces, and markets micro brewed beers such as the award winning "War of 1812 Amber Ale," "Thousand Island 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 Award at the World Beer Championship. Alteri Bakery (, which has serviced the northern New York region with quality baked goods since 1971, produces the area's only "true" Italian breads and specialty pastry items, such as cakes, cookies, muffins, bagels, and specialty gift baskets. Alteri's products can be found at local restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and its own store. Harbor Brewing also runs the popular dining establishment, Sackets Harbor Brew Pub (, which offers fine dining and a rotation of fifteen craft beers. The restaurant, which is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in downtown Sackets Harbor, is open year round.

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