BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse’s Sweet Sin Chocolate Ale, Its Newest Seasonal Beer

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI) is excited to announce the release of its first chocolate ale, BJ’s Sweet Sin Chocolate Ale, that is now available in its restaurants nationwide.

“We felt that BJ’s Sweet Sin Chocolate Ale would be the perfect beer to unveil in honor of both BJ’s 20th brewing anniversary andValentine’s Day,” said BJ’s Senior Vice President of Brewery Operations Alex Puchner. “We are excited for beer fans and chocolate fans alike to come in and try this unique 5.9 percent ABV ale that is only available at BJ’s restaurants.”

BJ’s Sweet Sin Chocolate Ale was a sweet labor of love for BJ’s lead brewers.  The team spent over two years designing and perfecting the ale, which is brewed with a combination of three dark malts, cocoa nibs, lactose sugar, natural chocolate flavoring and a touch of vanilla.  Notably different from other chocolate ales on the market, BJ’s Sweet Sin Chocolate Ale gets its unique flavor by starting with a brown ale that is then brewed with real chocolate and cocoa nibs for rich chocolate flavor.

This versatile ale is also the base of BJ’s newest signature cocktail, the ABSOLUT-ly Sinful Sweet Hazelnut, as well the Sweet Sin Chocolate Ale Float served with vanilla bean ice cream.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., currently owns and operates 171 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, BJ’s Pizza & Grill® and BJ’s Grill® brand names. BJ’s Restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the Pizookie® dessert. The Company operates several microbrewery restaurants in addition to using independent third-party brewers to produce and distribute BJ’s critically acclaimed craft beers. The Company’s restaurants are located in 22 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland,Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., on the Web at