US brewer Boston Beer Co. has announced that chief operating officer, Jeffrey D. White is to leave the company.

White will continue serving in his position at the Samuel Adams brewer until the end of April, the company said yesterday (12 February).

Last month, Boston Beer appointed a vice president of operations as it mulls expanding the business.

Thomas Lance will assume the position, having joined the brewer from Ken's Foods of Marlborough, Massachusetts, where he had been executive vice president for over five years.