Brick Brewing Company

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Waterloo Brewing
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1984
Headquarters Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Products Beer
Owner Publicly Traded on TSX

Brick Brewing Company Limited (TSXBRB) is a brewery based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario with several divisions. Brick is reportedly the largest Canadian-owned brewer in the province, and was also its first modern craft brewery[1][2]

Brick's most successful brand is the Laker series. Brick also operates Waterloo Brewing, a craft brewing division, and LandShark Lager Canada.[3]

Brick Brewing Company Ltd is a public company with 145 employees (2012) and 30 million CAD market capitalization.[4] Brick reported net revenues of 37 million CAD in fiscal 2015-2016.[5]

The company's administration currently consists of president and CEO George Croft, CFO Sean Byrne, and COO Russell Tabata. Founder Jim Brickman resigned in 2008.[6]

In January 2017, Brick put its Formosa Springs Brewery in Formosa, Ontario up for sale; that may result in the closing of the 40 thousand square foot plant if the new owner is not interested in retaining the facility. In addition to the Formosa brand, Brick is also selling the Red Baron lines. The company will then consolidate its operations in Kitchener and expand the plant, at an estimated cost of $4 million.[7][8]

In the early 1990s, Brick briefly produced Pride Lager, Canada's first beer marketed specifically to gay consumers.[9] Pride Lager was not a new product, however, but simply one of the company's existing brews bottled and sold under an alternate label.[9]

Laker family of brands[edit]

  • Laker Lager
  • Laker Light
  • Laker Ice
  • Laker Red 5.5
  • Laker Strong 6.5
  • Laker Extra Ice 7.5
  • Laker IPA

Other products[edit]

Brick Brewery from across King Street
A bottle of Red Baron Premium Blonde Lager
  • Waterloo Brewing Company craft brews:
    • Waterloo Amber
    • Waterloo Dark
    • Waterloo IPA
    • Waterloo Classic Pilsner[10]
    • Waterloo Grapefruit Radler
    • Waterloo Citrus Radler
    • Seasonal/limited beers: Waterloo Double Double Doppelbock; Waterloo Union Mills Oatmeal Porter; Waterloo Vanilla Porter[11][3]
    • Brewmeister series: Waterloo Sour Weisse[12]
  • Landshark Lager
  • Laker Beer
  • Seagram Wildberry Vodka Cooler
  • Seagram Wildberry Extra 6.9 malt-based cooler

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