FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Murphy Matthew Donal 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol BOSTON BEER CO INC [ SAM ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Accounting Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY, INC., ONE DESIGN CENTER PLACE, SUITE 850
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
1/4/2021
(Street)
BOSTON, MA 02210
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common  1/4/2021    M(1)    6232.00  A $201.91  7790.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    151.00  D $937.63 (3) 7639.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    448.00  D $938.75 (4) 7191.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    101.00  D $939.40 (5) 7090.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    100.00  D $940.29  6990.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    300.00  D $941.80 (6) 6690.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    300.00  D $943.01 (7) 6390.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    216.00  D $944.99 (8) 5890.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    284.00  D $944.01 (9) 6106.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    200.00  D $947.40 (10) 5690.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    509.00  D $948.82 (11) 5181.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    811.00  D $949.81 (12) 4370.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    528.00  D $950.63 (13) 3842.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    505.00  D $951.71 (14) 3337.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    357.00  D $952.67 (15) 2980.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    22.00  D $954.50 (16) 2958.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    200.00  D $955.20 (17) 2758.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    200.00  D $957.14 (18) 2558.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    309.00  D $964.06 (19) 2249.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    91.00  D $964.43 (20) 2158.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    126.00  D $966.63 (21) 2032.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    100.00  D $965.38 (22) 1932.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    25.00  D $967.78 (23) 1907.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    21.00  D $968.84 (24) 1886.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    153.00  D $969.92 (25) 1733.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    53.00  D $971.31 (26) 1680.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    122.00  D $973.04 (27) 1558.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    M(1)    750.00  A $108.56  2308.00 (2) D   
Class A Common  1/4/2021    S(1)    750.00  D $991.14  1558.00 (2) D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy)  $201.91  1/4/2021    M (1)       6232.00   1/1/2021 (28) 12/31/2025  Class A Common  6232.00  $0.00  0.00  D   
Stock Option (Right to Buy)  $108.56  1/4/2021    M (1)       750.00   1/1/2017 (29) 12/31/2021  Class A Common  750.00  $0.00  0.00  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The transactions reported in this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the Reporting Person on July 30, 2020.
(2)  The shares reported include 1,223 shares of restricted stock subject to vesting conditions.
(3)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 151 shares is from $937.12 to $938.10. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(4)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 448 shares is from $938.12 to $939.04. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(5)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 101 shares is from $939.24 to $940.03. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(6)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 300 shares is from $941.51 to $942.015. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(7)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 300 shares is from $942.52 to $943.44. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(8)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 216 shares is from $944.64 to $945.43. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(9)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 284 shares is from $943.62 to $944.50 The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(10)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 200 shares is from $947.29 to $947.57. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(11)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 509 shares is from $948.30 to $949.15. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(12)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 811 shares is from $949.30 to $950.27. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(13)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 528 shares is from $950.33 to $951.14. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(14)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 505 shares is from $951.36 to $952.05. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(15)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 357 shares is from $952.36 to $953.25. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(16)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 22 shares is from $954.17 to $954.75. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(17)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 200 shares is from $955.20 to $955.20. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(18)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 200 shares is from $956.89 to $957.43. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(19)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 309 shares is from $963.30 to $964.29. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(20)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 91 shares is from $964.31 to $964.74. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(21)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 126 shares is from $966.43 to $967.03. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(22)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 100 shares is from $965.38 to $965.38. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(23)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 25 shares is from $967.45 to $968.32. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(24)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 21 shares is from $968.53 to $969.00. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(25)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 153 shares is from $969.80 to $970.70. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(26)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 53 shares is from $971.09 to $971.88. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(27)  The price shown is the weighted average sale price for the transactions reported on this line. The range of sale prices for the 122 shares is from $972.98 to $973.32. The Filing Person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price upon request of the SEC, the Registrant, or a shareholder of the Registrant.
(28)  The option vests in five annual installments: the first on January 1, 2021, and the final vesting on January 1, 2025, provided that the Reporting Person remains employed by the Issuer on the applicable vesting dates.
(29)  The option vested in five annual installments: the first on January 1, 2017, and the final vesting on January 1, 2021.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Murphy Matthew Donal
THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY, INC.
ONE DESIGN CENTER PLACE, SUITE 850
BOSTON, MA 02210


Chief Accounting Officer

Signatures
Matthew D. Murphy 1/5/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date