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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 14, 2019

The Boston Beer Company, Inc.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other

jurisdiction of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)






One Design Center Place, Suite 850,

Boston, Massachusetts





(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; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


The Nominating/Governance Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, acting in accordance with its authority under the Company’s By-Laws, has appointed Meghan V. Joyce as a Class A Director of the Company. The appointment is effective as of March 14, 2019. Ms. Joyce’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the passing of longtime Class A Director Gregg A. Tanner until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until her successor is duly elected and qualified.  The Company anticipates that Ms. Joyce will be a candidate for reelection as a Class A Director at the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 16, 2019.


As of the date of this report, Ms. Joyce has not been appointed to any committee of the Board of Directors.  The Nominating/Governance Committee anticipates discussing and setting the committee assignment(s) of Ms. Joyce at its next meeting on May 16, 2019.  Ms. Joyce has no material relationship with the Company (either directly or as a partner, shareholder, or officer of an organization that has a relationship with the Company) and is independent as provided in the New York Stock Exchange and Securities and Exchange Commission director independence standards. Ms. Joyce’s compensation for services as a Director will be consistent with that of our other non-employee Directors.


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



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit Index


Exhibit No.








Press Release of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. dated March 18, 2019



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.






March 19, 2019




/s/ David A. Burwick










Name: David A. Burwick





Title: President and Chief Executive Officer