Boston Beer Co. has dismissed Deloitte & Touch as its auditor. Boston said yesterday (16 March) that its board's audit committee voted unanimously on Monday to appoint Ernst & Young as the company's new independent public accountant.

The regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission did not give a reason for the dismissal of Deloitte & Touche, which also happened on Monday.

Boston Beer pointed out, however, that it held no disagreement against Deloitte & Touche on any matter of accounting principles and practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope for the years ending 25 December 2004 and 27 December 2003, and the period before its termination as auditor.