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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

C. James Koch

66 2010 Chairman of the Board

Martin Roper

53 2003 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Frank Smalla

50 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Quincy Troupe

50 2016 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain

Matthew Murphy

47 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Jonathan Potter

52 2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Ai-Li Lim

46 2012 Vice President - Human Resources

Kathleen Wade

66 2012 Vice President - Legal, Corporate Secretary

David Grinnell

58 2008 Vice President - Brewing

John Geist

56 2016 Chief Sales Officer

Jean-Michel Valette

55 2013 Lead Independent Director

Cynthia Fisher

55 2014 Director

David Burwick

54 2005 Independent Director

Jay Margolis

67 2006 Independent Director

Gregg Tanner

59 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

C. James Koch

Mr. C. James Koch is Chairman of the Board of Boston Beer Company Inc. Mr. Koch founded Boston Beer in 1984 and currently serves as its Chairman. Until January 2001, Mr. Koch also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He also served as the Company’s Secretary/Clerk until May 2010. Prior to starting Boston Beer, he had worked as a consultant for an international consulting firm, with a focus on manufacturing.

Martin Roper

Mr. Martin F. Roper is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Boston Beer Company Inc. Mr. Roper is Boston Beer’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since January 2001. Mr. Roper joined Boston Beer as Vice President of Manufacturing and Business Development in September 1994, became the Chief Operating Officer in April 1997, and became President and Chief Operating Officer in December 1999. In April 2006, Mr. Roper joined the Board of Directors of Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (NYSE: LL), a Virginia-based hardwood flooring retailer, where he serves as Chair of its Compensation Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Roper holds a master’s degree in manufacturing from Cambridge University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Boston Beer, he worked as a strategy consultant and led small manufacturing companies in turn-around situations.

Frank Smalla

Mr. Frank H. Smalla is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He was Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. Smalla previously worked in various senior financial roles for Kraft Food Groups, Inc. of Northfield, Illinois from 1995 through 2015, most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance of U.S. Business Units, U.S. Sales, Integrated Supply Chain, RDQ and Marketing Services. He held the positions of Senior Vice President of Finance from 2012-2015 and Vice President of Finance from 2010-2012.

Quincy Troupe

Mr. Quincy B. Troupe is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. previously worked for Campbell Soup Company, Inc. of Camden, New Jersey from 2010 through 2015, most recently as Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy, Pepperidge Farm division from 2013 to 2015. He held the position of Vice President, Supply Chain, Campbell North America from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Troupe worked in various senior operational roles with Mars, Inc. of McLean, Virginia from 1997 to 2010.

Matthew Murphy

Mr. Matthew Donal Murphy is Chief Accounting Officer of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. Prior to the appointment, Mr. Murphy held the position of Corporate Controller at Boston Beer since September 2006. Prior to joining Boston Beer, he was Chief Financial Officer of Opodo, a leading European online travel agency, from 2004 to 2006.

Jonathan Potter

Mr. Jonathan N. Potter has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, effective August 2016. Mr. Potter comes to the Company with a strong background in the alcohol beverage business. From 1997 through 2010, he held a number of positions around the globe with Diageo, finishing his career there as CMO for Diageo North America headquartered in New York City. He was Senior Partner and CMO of McKinney Rogers International (USA), Inc., also headquartered in New York City, from 2010 to 2012. In 2012, Mr. Potter joined Moet Hennessy USA (MH), headquartered in New York City, as its Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President for all brands, and in 2016 he was appointed the Managing Director of its Chandon division, located in California’s Napa Valley.

Ai-Li Lim

Ms. Ai-Li Lim is Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Lim had served as Senior Director of Human Resources at Vistaprint USA, Inc., an online provider of marketing products and services located in Lexington, MA for over three years. She served as Director of Management Effectiveness at Fidelity Human Resources Service at FMR LLC, part of the Fidelity group of companies, from 2007 to 2008. Before that, Ms. Lim worked for the consulting firm Monitor Group for 13 years, serving during the last three years there as Global Human Asset Manager. Monitor Group is now part of Deloitte.

Kathleen Wade

Ms. Kathleen H. Wade is Vice President - Legal and Corporate Secretary of Boston Beer Company, Inc. She joined Boston Beer in 1999 as Corporate Legal Director and Corporate Secretary. She became Secretary of the Company in 2010 and was appointed Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary in March 2012. Ms. Wade has indicated her intention to retire at some point in 2016, likely in the third quarter.

David Grinnell

Mr. David L. Grinnell is Vice President - Brewing of Boston Beer Company Inc., since January 2008. Mr. Lance had served as Executive Vice President of Ken’s Foods, Inc., a food product manufacturer located in Marlborough, MA, from January 2001 to January 2007. Prior to joining Ken’s Foods, Mr. Lance held a number of positions in operations with Bausch and Lomb, a manufacturer of vision care products located in Rochester, NY.

John Geist

Mr. John C. Geist has been promoted as Chief Sales Officer of the Company. He was Vice President - Sales of Boston Beer Company Inc., since February 2007. He served as National Sales Manager since December 1998. Mr. Geist joined the Company in 1997 from a large alcohol beverage distributor where he had been a sales manager.

Jean-Michel Valette

Mr. Jean-Michel Valette is an Lead Independent Director of Boston Beer Company., since 2003. Mr. Valette currently serves as an independent advisor to select branded consumer companies. Until November 2012 he was Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit and Nominating/Governance Committees of Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc., a California-based specialty coffee company; since then he is a Director and Chairman of its Audit and Valuation Committees. He is also Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee of Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS), a Minneapolis-based bedding company. Until October 2006, he was also Chairman of Robert Mondavi Winery, a California wine company. Prior to assuming that position, he had served as President and Managing Director of Robert Mondavi Winery from October 2004 to January 2005. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Cynthia Fisher

Ms. Cynthia A. Fisher is an Director of Boston Beer Company Inc. She was Independent Director of Boston Beer Company Inc. In 2011, Ms. Fisher founded WaterRev, LLC, an investment company located in Newton, Massachusetts, focused on innovative technology companies that enable sustainable practices of water use. She is an independent investor and consults to corporate boards and executive management teams. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a publicly-held real estate investment trust. In 1992, Ms. Fisher founded ViaCord, Inc., a cord blood stem cell banking company, and served as CEO of Viacord, Inc. from 1993 to 2000. In 2000, she co-founded ViaCell, Inc., a cellular medicines company and successor to ViaCord, which went public in 2005. Ms. Fisher served as ViaCell’s President from 2000 to 2001 and as a member of its Board of Directors until 2002. Ms. Fisher is the spouse of C. James Koch, Boston Beer’s Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ms. Fisher holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Ursinus College.

David Burwick

Mr. David A. Burwick is an Independent Director of Boston Beer Company Inc. In December 2012, Mr. Burwick was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc., a specialty coffee and tea company based in California. Prior to this role, starting in April 2010, Mr. Burwick served as President, North America of Weight Watchers International, Inc., a publicly-held company based in New York City and a leading provider of weight management services. Mr. Burwick previously had been Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo North American Beverages, headquartered in Purchase, New York, until September 2009. Before assuming that position in April 2008, he had been Executive Vice President, Commercial, of PepsiCo International and President of Pepsi-QTG Canada, headquartered in Toronto, a position he held from November 2005 to March 2008. Mr. Burwick held several positions with Pepsi-Cola North America, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from June 2002 until immediately prior to his move to Pepsi-QTG Canada. Mr. Burwick holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jay Margolis

Mr. Jay M. Margolis is an Independent Director of Boston Beer Company Inc. Mr. Margolis is Chairman of Intuit Consulting LLC, a consulting firm specializing in retail, fashion, and consumer products located in Watermill, New York. From February 2013 to March 2015, Mr. Margolis was Chairman and CEO of Caché, Inc., a publicly-held specialty chain of women’s apparel stores headquartered in New York. From August 2008 to April 2014, he served on the Board of Directors of Godiva Chocolatier Inc., a privately-held, high-end specialty chocolate manufacturer and retailer, with its North American headquarters located in New York, New York. From October 2005 through July 2007, Mr. Margolis served as the President and CEO of the Apparel Group of Limited Brands located in Ohio. Before assuming that position, he had been President and Chief Operating Officer of Massachusetts-based Reebok, Inc. since 2001, where he also served as a Director.

Gregg Tanner

Mr. Gregg A. Tanner is an Independent Director of Boston Beer Company Inc. Mr. Tanner is currently Chief Executive Officer of Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF), a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States, located in Dallas, Texas, a position he has held since November 2012. Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Tanner served as the Chief Supply Chain Officer and President of its Fresh Dairy Direct division since November 2007. From July 2006 through October 2007, Mr. Tanner was Senior Vice President of Global Operations for The Hershey Company of Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was with ConAgra Foods of Omaha, Nebraska from September 2001 through July 2005, holding the position of Senior Vice President, Retail Supply Chain from June 2002 through July 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Tanner held positions of increasing responsibility at the Quaker Oats Company and Ralston Purina Company.