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BIG ROCK BREWERY JOINS NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET

 CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Rock Brewery Ltd. (AMEX: BR) (NASDAQ: BEERF) announced that its common stock will begin trading today on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol BEERF. Big Rock Brewery is a regional producer of specialty draught and bottled beers. Located in Calgary, Big Rock Brewery markets its products in the Western Canadian Provinces and the Western United States. The company's common stock is also traded on the Alberta Stock Exchange.
 Over the last two years, Big Rock Brewery has invested approximately CDN. $3.7 million in a plant expansion which was completed in September, 1993, doubling the brewery's annual production capacity to 120,000 HL. The new facilities supported a 17 percent sales increase in the fiscal year ended March 31, 1993. The company expects a 30 percent increase in sales in the second quarter ended Sept. 30, 1993 compared to the same quarter last year.
 "We are proud of the company's achievements since its initial public offering in July, 1992," stated Edward E. McNally, president. "Admission to the National Market further enhances our stature and visibility in the financial community and provides benefits to our investors."
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 /CONTACT: Ed McNally, president, Big Rock Brewery Ltd., 403-279-2917/
 (BR. BEERF)


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