Russell to Expand BC Brewery and Open New Distribution Center

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–( – July 15, 2008) – Russell Brewing Company (TSX VENTURE:RB), a producer of premium craft beer in British Columbia, has acquired additional 7,000 sq ft of office and warehouse space in Surrey BC. The new facility, located at 81Ave and 130 Street will be used for storage of finished goods and as a logistics and distribution center for British Colombia.

“The Company is continuing to grow rapidly, said Andrew Harris, President. The new space will enable us to expand our brewery from 16,000 hectoliters to 25,000 hectoliters and allows us to meet the demand for our products. This new space will be perfect for the Company with excellent loading bays and road access. The net result will be increased savings in our logistics department through improved efficiencies.”

Russell Brewing Company produces unpasteurized premium craft beer. Using all natural ingredients and traditional brewing 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.

The Russell Brewing Company in BC and the Fort Garry Brewing Company in Manitoba are wholly owned subsidiaries of Russell Breweries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RB).

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