04 February 2012

Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Co - Closing!

imageI’m sad to report that Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Co in Williamsport is closing it’s doors.  A profound thank you to Mike & Kira Hiller for everything they’ve done for the local beer community as well as my website and radio show…I will miss Bavarian Barbarian a great deal.  Cheers to you both for a wonderful venture….you should both be proud of what you created. 

This news from Mike Hiller:

I am profoundly sad to report that Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company is closed. We have worked extremely hard for the last four years to make the Barbarian a thriving, dynamic brewery and we owe whatever success we've enjoyed to our friends, family, bar and restaurant friends, wholesale partners and all you Barbarians out there.

My wife, Kira, and I want to thank you all for the support, encouragement and enthusiasm that you've shown us. We both regret that we will not be able to spend time with you in our tasting room, see you at the festivals and share our beers with you. Indeed, one of the most rewarding and fulfilling aspects of our Barbarian experience has been meeting and building friendships with so many awesome people. We put a lot of love into our beers and our business and we're grateful for the love we got in return.

While our enterprise is ending in disappointment, I am still very proud of what we've been able to accomplish. From the thrill of seeing our beer poured for the first time in a bar four years ago to the delivery of pallet-loads of beer to our wholesalers just weeks ago, I am happy to report that in between we've seen many more ups than downs.

We take great pride in being successful in the one thing that was most important to us: that you all enjoyed our beer in good times and with good friends. We're happy we could be a part of your lives, if even for just a short time.

Thank you and we wish you all the best!

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