In light of everything going on in the world today (with coronavirus and COVID-19); Brooks Hemauer of Hemauer Brewing Co. messaged me today (similar to how Brad Moyer of Liquid Noise did). Brooks and his wife are looking to be opening Hemauer Brewing Co. in Mechanicsburg soon. He is also the head-brewer. Here’s what he had to say and wished to tell everyone:
Where to begin. This virus could kill my wife and I’s dream. I have worked for over 3 1/2 years on this project. Construction is completed. The cooler is stocked with beer. We are just waiting on our final inspection by the PALCB. But due to the virus we are at a complete standstill. Cannot open for retail sales even to-go sales. We place the safety of our staff and our guests at the very foremost. With no idea when we be allowed to serve our guests who have been waiting so patiently for our grand opening. We are just hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.– Brooks Hemauer
We (The Beer Thrillers) understand how stressful, how unsure, how nervous, and anxious this time is, for everyone. Brewers, owners, patrons – everyone. This is uncertain times and nobody knows whats going on day to day or even hour to hour. BUT, I (B. Kline) do know, we need to stick together and help each other out. If you know of a bartender not working, or a brewer or owner struggling, check with them and see what you can do to help. Every little bit helps, and everything we can do to keep the community strong, healthy, and alive, is something we need to be doing.
Please everyone, stay safe, healthy, wash your hands, practice your social distancing, and help your local community. Support small businesses and owners and employees. We will get through this. Cheers everyone!