Big Rock Brewery has issued details of its latest monthly distribution.

The Canadian-based craft brewer said late last week that its income trust, which owns all of Big Rock's securities, will pay C$0.09 per trust unit for October. Payment will be made on 15 December to unitholders of record on 30 November.

The trust units will commence trading on an ex-dividend basis from 26 November, the company said.

Last month, Big Rock posted a slight lift in net income for the three months to the end of September, which totalled C$1.4m (US$1.1m) from C$1.3m in the corresponding period a year earlier. The company saw cost of sales in the quarter put pressure on profits, rising by 7% year-on-year. Net sales, meanwhile, were up to C$10.3m from 9.8m.

For the first nine months of 2008, net income totalled C$3.4m, down from C$4m in the year so far in 2007. Net sales inched up to C$28.5m compared to C$28.1m.