The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   January 20, 2016

The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Massachusetts 001-14092 04-3284048
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
One Design Center Place, Suite 850, Boston, Massachusetts   02210
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (617) 368-5000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On January 20, 2016, Pearson C. Cummin, III informed the Board of Directors of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM) (the “Company”) that he intends to retire from his position as a Class A Director effective as of the close of the next regular meeting of the Board of Directors, which is scheduled for February 10, 2016. Mr. Cummin is currently the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Cummin’s decision to retire from the Company’s Board of Directors was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices.

Mr. Cummin, 73, has been a Director of the Company since its initial public offering in 1995, serving on the Audit Committee since that time and as its Chair from May 1996 to May 2013, and serving on the Compensation Committee since May 1997 and as its Chair since May 2013.

The Company issued a press release regarding such retirement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
January 25, 2015   By:   /s/ Martin F. Roper
        Name: Martin F. Roper
        Title: Chief Executive Officer

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. dated January 25, 2016