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  • When was The Boston Beer Company first established?
  • The Boston Beer Company was first founded in 1984 by Jim Koch, who brewed a recipe for his great-great grandfather's beer that Jim named, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, after the patriot and revolutionary. Hoping to change what drinkers thought of beer, which at the time was mass-produced, unflavorful, and made with adjunct ingredients, the first cases of Samuel Adams Boston Lager were sold in Boston on Patriot's Day in 1985.
  • How many barrels a year does Samuel Adams brew?
  • When Jim first started the company in 1984, his original business plan called for brewing 5,000 barrels of beer after 5 years. But, by 1988, The Boston Beer Company was brewing 36,000 barrels and was able to sell on both coasts. In 2015, we sold more than 4.3 million barrels of core products, making us one of the largest craft breweries in the United States.
  • Where does The Boston Beer Company brew its beers?
  • We brew the majority of our beers at our original brewery in Boston, Massachusetts, and at our breweries in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Other than Samuel Adams Boston Lager, which was first brewed in Jim’s kitchen, all beers are first created in Boston where the brewers brew several test batches until they perfect their recipes. Visitors at the Boston Brewery often have the chance to try beers before they are available on shelves.
    We continue to invest in our breweries in order to expand capacity, efficiency and capabilities. We also have agreements in place with a short-list of brewing and packaging partners who we can call on and work with in the event that we have overwhelming product demands or interruptions at our breweries. We carefully select those partners and ensure that we always have the capability of utilizing traditional brewing methods and maintain first-rate quality throughout brewing, fermentation, finishing and packaging process.
  • What is Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream? How do I apply?
  • At Samuel Adams, we believe that passionate, driven people can make their dream of small business ownership a reality. In partnership with leading non-profit microlender, Accion, Brewing the American Dream champions the great ideas and dreams of small business owners nationwide who are pursuing their passion in the food and beverage, hospitality, and craft brewing industries by combining expert business coaching and advising with access to small business capital. To learn more and to apply, visit btad.samueladams.com.
  • I want Samuel Adams to sponsor my event or organization. What are the guidelines?
  • If you are interested in Samuel Adams sponsorship, please Contact Us and tell us about your organization and what you may need. While we may not be able to fulfill your request, we hope we are able to help you as best we can.
  • I'm interested in a donation to support a charity. What do I do?
  • To submit a request for a donation, if you are a 501(c)(3) organization, complete the Beer Donation Request Form www.samueladams.com/community/donations at least four weeks prior to your event. Please be able to explain your organization’s mission and describe the event, including the number of guests attending.
  • How do I contact the Company or file a customer complaint?
  • For Consumer Inquiries/Complaints: Call 888-661-2337 or complete a Contact Us form here.
  • Where can I find information about Boston Beer's products? Where can I find information about A&S Brewing products?
  • For information about our beers, please visit us at:
    www.SamuelAdams.com
    www.AngryOrchard.com
    www.TwistedTea.com
    www.TravelerBeer.com
    www.AngelCityBrewery.com
    www.ConcreteBeachBrewery.com
    www.ConeyIslandBeer.com.
  • How can I get a job at The Boston Beer Company?
  • For information on job opportunities and to apply for a position, please visit www.bostonbeer.com/preview/phoenix.zhtml?c=69432&p=careers
  • How do I tour your Boston Brewery?
  • Next time you're in Boston, visit the Samuel Adams Brewery where you'll learn about our history...and then drink it. Learn all about Samuel Adams, Boston's revolutionary patriot and brewer, and experience the entire brewing process, from tasting the quality ingredients we use in each beer, like specialty malt and Hallertau Mittelfreuh Noble Hops, to seeing how Samuel Adams beer is actually brewed and even tasting a few samples. Occasionally visitors are able to taste experimental brews, new styles, or our extreme brews available exclusively at our brewery. The tour is open to visitors of all ages. Proper ID is required in order to sample beer. For more information, click here.

Investor FAQ


  • What is the ticker symbol and cost of stock at the time of the IPO for The Boston Beer Company, Inc.?
  • The Boston Beer Company, Inc. is traded under the ticker SAM on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company’s IPO was November 15, 1995. Class A Common stock was $15.00 per share at that time.
  • Who is the transfer agent for The Boston Beer Company, Inc.?
  • The transfer agent for SAM shares is Computershare.
  • Do you have annual reports and proxy statements available for download online?
  • For current financial information on The Boston Beer Company, Inc., including downloadable versions of our financial reports and press releases, click here.
  • Who do I inform of an address change?
  • For questions or changes to your shareholder account, including address or name changes, lost certificates, or other information, please contact Computershare at 888-877-2890 or online at www.computershare.com. Boston Beer cannot make changes to your account.
  • Does Boston Beer have a direct stock purchase plan?
  • We are pleased to offer a direct stock purchase plan for The Boston Beer Company, Inc. common stock. This program provides you, as a new or existing stockholder, with a convenient alternative to the traditional methods of buying, holding, and selling stock. If you would like to participate in the direct purchase program, please contact Computershare at 888-877-2890 or online at www.computershare.com.
  • Does the company have a dividend reinvestment program?
  • Currently The Boston Beer Company, Inc. does not offer dividends.
  • I have lost my stock certificate. How do I obtain a new one?
  • For questions regarding your shareholder account, including address or name changes, lost certificates, or other information, please contact Computershare at 888-877-2890 or online at www.computershare.com.
  • Can I receive email alerts from The Boston Beer Company, Inc.?
  • To sign up for email alerts, please click here.
  • When and where is the next annual shareholder's meeting
  • For upcoming Boston Beer events, such as earnings releases and annual meetings, please click here.
  • When is the next earnings release?
  • Upcoming Boston Beer events, such as earnings releases and annual meetings are posted here.
  • How do I submit a nominee for director?
  • This information is located in the Company Proxy Statement, which you can download in the SEC Filings section of the News & Publications page, click here.
  • How do I contact the Company or file a customer complaint?
  • For Consumer Inquiries/Complaints: Call 888-661-2337 or log onto www.samueladams.com.
  • Where can I find information about Samuel Adams® beers?
  • For information on our beer, please visit us at our Samuel Adams website, www.samueladams.com.
  • How can I get a job at The Boston Beer Company?
  • For information on job openings click here.
  • How can I go on a tour of your Boston Brewery?
  • Next time you’re in Boston, come and visit the Samuel Adams Brewery. You’ll learn about our history… and then drink it. Learn all about Samuel Adams, brewer and patriot. Experience the entire brewing process, from start to finish. Taste the special malts used to brew Samuel Adams beers and smell the Hallertau and Tettang hops. Enjoy many of the great styles of Samuel Adams beers. Occasionally, samples of experimental brews and new styles or our extreme brews, such as Samuel Adams Utopias are also served in the Tasting Room.

    The tour is open to visitors of all ages. Proper ID is required in order to sample beer.

    For more information, click here
  • How can I ask a question not answered on this page?
  • For further information, please contact us by phone at 617-368-5152 or write to us at:

    The Boston Beer Company
    ATTN: Investor Relations
    One Design Center, Suite 850
    Boston, MA 02210
  • How do I report any illegal or fraudulent activities?
  • Reports of any illegal or fraudulent activities can be made through the BBC Hotline, hosted by EthicsPoint, an independent third party, by calling 1-888-261-1717 or click here:
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