Big Rock Brewery Ltd. Private Placement of Common Shares

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Big Rock Brewery Ltd.

    CALGARY, April 18 /PRNewswire/ - (Nasdaq:   BEERF) Big Rock Brewery Ltd.
 ("Big Rock") announces its intention to complete a private placement ("Private
 Placement") of up to 250,000 common shares of Big Rock (the "Common Shares")
 at a price of $4.50 per Common Share resulting in maximum gross proceeds of
 CDN$1,125,000.
     The closing of the Private Placement is subject to regulatory approval.
     Big Rock is a regional producer and marketer of specialty draught and
 packaged beer located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Big Rock is dedicated to
 the brewing of premium beers using only water, hops, yeast, various
 combinations of malted barley and malted wheat, without any additives,
 preservatives or adjuncts. Big Rock was established in 1985 by founder and CEO
 Ed McNally and the brewery is named after a huge glacial erratic boulder
 located south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
     Big Rock is listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol
 "BR" and on NASDAQ under the trading symbol "BEERF".
 
 

SOURCE Big Rock Brewery Ltd.
    CALGARY, April 18 /PRNewswire/ - (Nasdaq:   BEERF) Big Rock Brewery Ltd.
 ("Big Rock") announces its intention to complete a private placement ("Private
 Placement") of up to 250,000 common shares of Big Rock (the "Common Shares")
 at a price of $4.50 per Common Share resulting in maximum gross proceeds of
 CDN$1,125,000.
     The closing of the Private Placement is subject to regulatory approval.
     Big Rock is a regional producer and marketer of specialty draught and
 packaged beer located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Big Rock is dedicated to
 the brewing of premium beers using only water, hops, yeast, various
 combinations of malted barley and malted wheat, without any additives,
 preservatives or adjuncts. Big Rock was established in 1985 by founder and CEO
 Ed McNally and the brewery is named after a huge glacial erratic boulder
 located south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
     Big Rock is listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol
 "BR" and on NASDAQ under the trading symbol "BEERF".
 
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