New Sam Adams brewery still possible makes it clear that Boston Beer’s deal to brew some of the Samuel Adams beers in Latrobe, Pa., doesn’t mean the company won’t built a new facility in Freetown, Mass.

(Freetown Selectmen Lawrence) Ashley said Boston Beer and Freetown are still communicating regularly to review the latest developments in the local project.

“I had a call from Boston Beer this morning. It seems to me they’re still certainly very interested in Freetown,” he said.

The Freetown brewery would produce 700,000 to 1 million barrels of Samuel Adams beer a year. The facility would operate 24 hours a day and brew most of the 18 varieties of Sam Adams beer.

Samuel Adams sales increased 17% in 2006.