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Big Rock Brewery Inc. Announces Appointment of New Director

For Immediate Release

August 21, 2017 — Calgary, Alberta — Big Rock Brewery Inc. (TSX: BR) (“Big Rock” or “the Corporation”) today announced the appointment of Gary J. McMullen to its Board.

Founder, former president and owner of Muskoka Brewery, Mr. McMullen comes to Big Rock Brewery with over 20 years of experience in the premium segment of the brewing industry. Mr. McMullen’s deep roots in the Canadian craft brewing business also include his role as a founding member of the Canadian Association of Small Brewers and the Ontario Craft Brewers Association.

“The Board couldn’t be more pleased to have such a passionate and driven entrepreneur, founder and brewer join us. Mr. McMullen has built a reputation as a leader who is passionate about people and beer and he will be a valued voice at Big Rock.” says Board Chair, John Hartley.

Mr. McMullen lead Muskoka Brewery Inc. from 1996 to 2017, growing Muskoka Brewery tenfold, from 5,000 HL to 52,000 HL of premium Muskoka Branded volume over a period of just eight years. Among his credentials is a Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering and Management from Royal Military College of Canada, Strategic Marketing Management from Harvard University, Queen’s University Executive Leadership Course, and Fellow of 2014 Quantum Shift from Ivey School of Business.

About Big Rock Brewery Inc.

In 1985, Ed McNally founded Big Rock to buck the time’s beer trends. Three bold, European-inspired offerings – Bitter, Porter and Traditional Ale – forged an industry at a time heavy on easy drinking lagers and light on flavour. Today, our ten signature beers, ongoing seasonal offerings, four ciders (Rock Creek Cider® series) and custom-crafted private label products keep us at the forefront of the craft beer revolution, still proudly bucking the time’s beer trends. Big Rock brews in Calgary, Alberta, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario.

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Susanne Fox, Communications Manager
Phone: (403) 203-3745

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