Boston Beer Pulls Affleck Spots

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BOSTON–Talk about using the wrong messenger. Boston Beer has pulled a radio campaign in which company founder and chairman Jim Koch passes a Samuel Adams to actor Ben Affleck. This week Affleck checked himself into a rehab center to get treatment for alcohol abuse.

The ill-timed spots were promoting Project Greenlight, a contest for screenwriters sponsored in part by Affleck and his frequent co-star Matt Damon.

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