Russell Breweries Inc.
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Russell Breweries Inc.

December 07, 2006 08:30 ET

Russell Brewing Company is the Fastest Growing Brewery in BC

Russell Brewing Ranked Number One for Growth

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - Russell Brewing Company (TSX VENTURE:RB) is pleased to announce that according to a recently published report by the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB), Russell Brewing is the fastest growing brewery in the province.

The Payment to Suppliers and Employees Report issued by the BCLDB, showed that Russell Brewing received over $1.26 million in payments from the BCLDB at year-end March 2006. This was a 138% increase over the previous year and the highest percentage increase of any brewery in the province.

"Unlike most of our competition, this growth record is especially significant since Russell beer is only available in kegs at this time," said Andrew Harris, President and COO. "With plans to launch our products into bottles and cans in the near future we anticipate another strong year of growth."

Russell Brewing Company produces premium draught beer for fine pubs and eateries located in British Columbia. Using all natural ingredients and traditional beer-making techniques, Russell beer is brewed for people who love beer. Products include: Russell Cream Ale, Russell Pale Ale, Russell Honey Blonde Ale, Russell Extra Special Lager plus two seasonal brews, Russell Lemon Ale and Russell Winter Porter. Russell Brewing Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Russell Breweries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RB).

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