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Antique Beer Keg Given to Boston Beer Co.
10/09/2012 10:48 AM ET  

The owners of Damon's Beverage Mart in Augusta came across the keg after purchasing the store three years ago.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ An antique wooden beer keg that was found in a Maine beverage store is going on display at The Boston Beer Co. museum in Boston.

The owners of Damon's Beverage Mart in Augusta came across the keg after purchasing the store three years ago.

Jim Koch, founder of The Boston Beer Co. Inc., spotted the keg at the store a couple of years ago. He said the keg - with "Boston Beer Co., Boston, Mass.'' burned into each end - is probably about 75 years old.

The Damon family decided to give Koch the keg for free because of the sentimental value it has for him.

Koch tells the Kennebec Journal it will be displayed at the museum at his brewery, where Samuel Adams beers are made.




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