Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sam Adams Says NO to New MA Brewery

Sam Adams has declined on a recent offer to the town of Freetown to build a new brewery. Instead, the brewer bought Diageo North America in the Lehigh Valley of PA.

The Boston Beer Co. has sent a certified letter to area officials
confirming its decision not to build a brewery in Freetown. The company sent the
letter to Fall River Acting Mayor William F. Whitty, Freetown Board of Selectmen
Chairman Lawrence N. Ashley, the Freetown Board of Water Commissioners, Fall
River Sewer Commission and Watuppa Water Board.The letter officially ended
Boston Beer's relationship with Freetown, eight months after the brewer accepted
tax incentives from the town and announced plans to invest about $200 million to
build the brewery, and a few weeks after the company verbally informed
neighboring communities of a change in course.

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