Sam Adams suspends local brewing to save water
Boston Beer Co. will not be brewing Samuel Adams locally for the next few days in an effort to conserve as the Greater Boston area deals with a shortage of drinkable water, company spokeswoman Michelle Sullivan said.
The company got a call asking it to conserve water shortly after a pipe that carries water to the area broke on Saturday.
"Today, tomorrow, the next few days, we're just planning not to brew," Sullivan said. "We want to obviously be a good local business and certainly respect [that request] and wait until the shortage has passed."
Sullivan could not immediately say how much water the company would save by halting production, but she did say that the stop wasn't expected to impact the availability of beer or the business.
"Our wholesalers have weeks of products in their warehouses," Sullivan said. "There are ways to easily make up several days of not brewing: brewing at night, brewing on the weekends."
Most Sam Adams beer is made at breweries that are outside the area affected by the water shortage.