According to an article posted on Motley Fool, the Brewers Association said that “This move was not made because of Boston Beer, but the timing of evaluating and revising the definition is related to Boston Beer.” Interestingly enough, this style of merger between Boston Beer and Dogfish Head could have been another way for Boston Beer to skirt that definition. Once they take on the barrelage from Dogfish Head, their overall percentage of beer volume would increase, helping to tip the scales in their favor.