(Williamsport, PA) – After Bavarian Barbarian Brewing announced its permanent closure on Saturday afternoon, members of the brewing community contacted brewery chief, Mike Hiller. Hiller didn’t like some of the correspondence that came in…
I just announced the loss of my brewery, Bavarian Barbarian, yesterday. I don’t wish to discuss what happened, so please don’t ask. As you might imagine it has been a very difficult couple of days as I have lost my company, the respect of everyone I’ve disappointed, an awful lot of money and everything else I’ve worked extremely hard for over the last four years.
I have received condolences and offers of help from many of my brewing friends here in Pennsylvania and I greatly appreciate it.
However, I have also been contacted by several people whom I have never met asking for my equipment and to advise them with the details of my company’s demise.
I find this to be extremely distasteful, rude and completely disrespectful. It would never occur to me to treat a man (especially a man I’ve never met) who has just lost everything as an opportunity either for cheap equipment or a free lesson in what not to do in business management. I’m not easily shocked by anything at all, but I can tell you that I’m disturbed by some people who think it’s perfectly fine to contact me in an attempt to pick over the carcass of my lost company.
Please do not contact me. I will not sell you my equipment and I will not take the time to teach any lessons while I am closing my company.