With a big hat tip to a brewer that shall remain nameless, there was a posting on Probrewer.com yesterday at 8PM detailing the auctioning of what looks to be all of the brewing equipment at Tin Mill Brewery out of Hermann, MO. Normally we’d just assume that the brewery is upgrading their equipment and selling off the old stuff.

The problem starts in that the listing on Probrewer offers up the website of millbrewingauction.com, visiting that website details that this isn’t any normal auction but looks to be a foreclosure. Here’s a snippet from the website:

On September 27, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, at the Mill Brewing Company, located at 114 Guttenberg, Hermann, MO 65041, the following property of Tin Mill Brewing Company, LLC, a Missouri limited liability company (together with its successors and assigns, the “Debtor”), whether now owned or hereafter acquired, whether now existing or hereafter arising, and wherever located (the “Collateral”), will be sold at public auction on behalf of a foreclosing creditor pursuant to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code

What’s more fascinating about this is when we placed a call to Tin Mill this morning, they not only sounded open but also busy. To add another complication, the person who picked up on the other end was unaware of any sale of the equipment.

We’ll fully admit that we’re no lawyers, so maybe we’re misinterpreting something. But for right now, this certainly doesn’t look good. More information as we find out.