Russell Beer Expands Distribution to Manitoba Province

Mmmm Russell BeerVANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – May 9, 2008) – Russell Brewing Company (TSX VENTURE:RB), a producer of premium craft beer in British Columbia, has expanded distribution to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Draught products available will include Russell Cream Ale, Russell Honey Blonde Ale and Russell Lemon Ale. Packaged products available for retail through the MLCC stores will include 355ml six-pack cans of Russell Cream Ale and Russell Honey Blonde.

“We are very excited to be launching Russell products into Manitoba,” said Andrew Harris, President, Russell Breweries Inc. “Manitoba is the home of our sister brewery, Fort Garry Brewing, and it offers a great spring-board to take the Russell brand across the country. We look forward to leveraging the excellent sales and distribution channels already established to grow the Russell brand.”

Russell Brewing Company produces premium craft beer in British Columbia. 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).