May 13/Guelph Mercury -- Brick Brewing Co. Limited named former Labatt and Lakeport executive George Croft as president and chief executive, effective immediately.

"George's unique mix of strategic vision, passion and discipline, combined with his intimate understanding of the beer industry, particularly in the premium and value segments, make him the right person for our plan to take Brick to the next important level," said Brick executive chair and founder Jim Brickman.

From the May 27, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash