Rest in peace, Sam

Boston Beer donates money to maintain cemetery where Samuel Adams is buried

Apr 1, 2000 - The Boston Beer Co. has pledged at least $10,000 to the city of Boston to help maintain the cemetery where Samuel Adams is buried.


The Granary Burying Ground is the final resting place of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock, eight Massachusetts governors, and the city's first mayor, John Phillips, among others.

Boston Beer, whose flagship brew is named after Adams, will donate $10,000 plus half the proceeds this year from weekly tours of the Boston Beer Museum at the Samuel Adams Brewery. Last year the tours took in roughly $12,000.

The Boston Parks Department maintains the burying ground. Officials say the gravestones are cleaned several times a year, but the cemetery has some headstones split in half, while engravings on others are nearly illegible.

"We are thrilled to receive this donation," said Justine Liff, Boston's parks and recreation commissioner.

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