Brick Brewing founder and chairman Jim Brickman has resigned from the Canada-based brewer's board.

His resignation, announced today (11 February), comes two months after his official retirement from the company, Brick Brewing said.

Peter Schwartz is to be the brewer's interim chairman, it said. Schwartz controls Benbrick Holdings, which is believed to hold a stake of around 35% in Brick Brewing.

Ontario-based Brick said in December that net sales in the three months to the end of October were 3.3% down on the corresponding period a year earlier, at C$7.3m (US$5.9m).