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Big Rock Brewery Inc. Announces Mailing of Management Information Circular

For Immediate Release

Calgary, Alberta — Big Rock Brewery Inc. (TSX: BR) (“Big Rock” or the “Corporation“) is pleased to announce that is has filed a management information circular in connection with its upcoming annual meeting of shareholders of the Corporation (the “Meeting“). The Meeting is to be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (Calgary time) at the at the Big Rock Brewery, 5555 – 76th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta. The record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Meeting is April 4, 2018.

At the Meeting, shareholders will be asked to consider and if thought advisable to: (i) fix the number of directors to be elected at the Meeting at seven; (ii) elect the board of directors of the Corporation; and (iii) appoint Ernst & Young LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, as auditors of the Corporation for the ensuing year.

A management information circular containing important information about the Meeting is available on SEDAR under Big Rock’s issuer profile at

Election of Directors

At the Meeting, shareholders will be asked to elect the following seven individuals to serve as directors of the Corporation for the ensuing year: Michael Kohut; Kathleen McNally-Leitch; Robert G. Peters; Jim Riddell; P. Donnell Noone; Alanna McDonald; and Stephen J. Giblin.

Mr. Jay Peters will not be standing for re-election to the board of directors of the Corporation and will be retiring from his position as a director of the company at the conclusion of the Meeting. Mr. Peters is President of J. Peters & Company Inc. and has served on Big Rock’s board since 2013.

The proposed nominees include two new nominees, being Ms. Alanna McDonald and Mr. Stephen J. Giblin.

Alanna McDonald comes to Big Rock with extensive experience in the consumer goods industry across diverse categories. She is currently the President of L’Oréal Canada Consumer Product Division (Montreal). She has a proven track record of multi-functional leadership, strategic direction, multichannel distribution, marketing and operations management.

Stephen J. Giblin is an accomplished leader in the global hospitality industry with an exemplary track record in value creation for customers. He brings to Big Rock his expertise managing complex businesses in competitive markets. He is the former President and CEO of Silverbirch Hotels & Resorts in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“The Board is very pleased to welcome two accomplished leaders as nominees to the board and we look forward to Ms. McDonald and Mr. Giblin’s contributions to growing the Big Rock brand.” says Board Chair, Michael Kohut. “At this time I would also like to thank Mr. Peters for his service and the expertise he has brought to our board,” says Mr. Kohut.

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. For more information on Big Rock Brewery visit

For further information, please contact:  Wayne Arsenault, President and Chief Executive Officer, 403.720.3239

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