Russell Breweries Inc.

Russell Breweries Inc.

March 10, 2008 08:30 ET

Russell Official Beer for Humanitites and Social Sciences Congress 2008

Largest Conference ever held at UBC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - Russell Brewing Company (TSX VENTURE:RB), a producer of premium beer in British Columbia, will be the official beer sponsor for the largest conference held at UBC in its 100-year history. The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will be held from May 31st to June 8th will be the major academic event of the university centennial.

The Congress is currently forecast to attract 9,200 delegates from across Canada and internationally, making it the largest interdisciplinary conference globally. Delegates will be delivering papers to a broad range of scholarly associations, from Industrial Relations to Digital Humanities, from Food Studies to Economics. The conference theme is "Thinking Beyond Borders: Global Ideas: Global Values."

"We are very excited to be part of this project", says Andrew Harris, President. "We are very pleased to be able to work with UBC on such an important gathering."

"We chose Russell because of their great beer and their team's enthusiasm to work with us to make the event a great experience for all delegates", comments Andrew Parr, Head of Food Services at UBC. "In addition to serving Russell premium beer at all on Campus venues, Russell will be arranging special events for the delegates with many of the pubs and restaurants that sell their beer in the UBC area and downtown."

Around 150 concurrent sessions will be held during the daytime for the 9 days of Congress; there will be about 3,000 delegates on campus at any one time, with half staying on campus and the other half downtown.

These events are open to community members with the purchase of a day pass (available at SUB during the Congress dates). There will also be performances at the Dorothy Somerset studio of Bio-Boxes, a one-on-one theatre experience about immigration, and The Trial of Socrates will be staged at the Telus Theatre. Additional events are scheduled for the Robson Square campus, and the Congress opening event will take place May 29th at UBC Okanagan and podcast to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. For further information on the Congress, refer to

About Russell Brewing Company

Russell Brewing Company produces premium craft beer in British Columbia. In 2006, Russell was recognized as BC's fastest growing brewery by the BCLDB. Using all natural ingredients and traditional beer making techniques, Russell beer is brewed for people who love "real" 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 and Fort Garry Brewing Company are wholly owned subsidiaries of Russell Breweries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RB).

Contact Information

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    Russell Brewing Company
    Angie Harris, Marketing Manager
    Direct: (604) 599-1190 Ext. 222 or Mobile: (778) 846-2331
    (604) 599-1048 (FAX)