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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  November 9, 2012

The Boston Beer Company, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

One Design Center Place, Suite 850, Boston, MA
(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (617) 368-5000

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):

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Item 8.01.

Other Events.

During the period beginning November 9, 2012 and ending November 16, 2012, each of the following officers and directors of the Registrant entered into individual sales plans pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for trading in shares of the Registrant’s Class A common stock (collectively, the “Plans”): C. James Koch, Chairman; Pearson C. Cummin, III, Director; David A. Grinnell, Vice President of Brewing; and Kathleen H. Wade, Vice President – Legal & Corporate Secretary. The maximum aggregate number of shares which may be sold pursuant to the Plans is 73,772 shares. The purpose of each of the Plans is to provide liquidity and investment diversification.

Once executed, transactions under the Plans will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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.



Date:  November 19, 2012

/s/ William F. Urich

William F. Urich

Chief Financial Officer

*Print name and title of the signing officer under his signature.