SuperNatural uses a 7 barrel brewing system from ABE. We could not be more happy with the equipment as well as the experience.
First, Brad from the sales staff was extremely professional as well as very helpful in fulfilling our needs. We had a few special requests for the system and Brad worked with us to make sure they happened. We had a rather tight brewing space so they were able to shorten our brewhouse a little bit, and then they were able to get us an 8.5 barrel mash tun so we could make those big beers that we like.
Next, the final installation and start-up was easily the best experience I had in the long road to getting our brewery running. Our technician (Mike) was top notch. We got everything running within a few hours and we were brewing test batches the next day. By the time he left, we were confident in the system we had and how to operate it.
Lastly, the beer! One of the complements we always get at SuperNatural is how clean our beers are. That shows the system is completely capable of making great beer and the limit for great beer is up to you.
Incredibly friendly, informed and helpful sales staff, Amanda P! Excellent support and information from the entire ABE crew. I highly recommend ABE!
The process of a dream becoming a reality was so much easier because of the people at ABE taking a genuine interest in our business and outfitting us with the proper equipment to make it all happen. When starting Levity Brewing Company, the staff at ABE gave me all the time in the world and answered all of my questions. I genuinely felt that they were interested in a long term relationship with us and not simply a quick sale-as was my feeling with numerous other suppliers with whom I spoke.
After the sale was made and the equipment arrived, efforts from ABE didn't stop. They supported us all through our build out-working with both us and our contractors to ensure a proper set up of all the equipment. Even after that, on site technical service showed us exactly how to use everything properly and how to trouble shoot any potential problems that would arise. If problems have arisen, ABE has always provided parts quickly when necessary and walked us through fixes immediately. They still remain just a phone call away even after our warranty period has surpassed.
I've always gotten the sense that the folks at ABE are as invested in my success as I am and I will always give them the opportunity to be part of whatever projects Levity Brewing Company partakes in down the road.
I've been working with ABE for 4 years and absolutely could not be happier. We have worked with a number of suppliers having ABE, JV Northwest and other manufacturers equipment in house. We now buy exclusively from ABE as the price, quality and support is top notch. Our current configuration has us using an ABE brewhouse, cellar tanks, canning line and keg washer. We have always received amazing support form Mark, Michael, Kevin and the rest of the technical/support team.
Industry wide I know of dozens of breweries using ABE equipment and I've never heard a negative word spoke about the quality of product or service. I'm glad we bought from ABE and will continue to as we grow.
We purchased a depal, GREAT customer service and production time. Look forward to purchasing additional equipment in the future.
"Worked with Adam on the brewhouse purchase. It has been a great experience. I also went out to NE to look at equipment and the facility. Amazing operations with great people…"
Not only have we been impressed by ABE's superior equipment and amazing customer service, but they continue to go above and beyond by showing their support for breweries across Nebraska. This recent gift card matching program has helped our business considerably, allowing us to continue to serve our patrons and keep the beer flowing. We would like to thank ABE, our friends and family, and all of our loyal patrons for their uplifting support.
We purchased our ABE brewhouse, cellar equipment and canning line back at the first of the year and have been extremely happy with the equipment and support!
Customer service! Quality of equipment! Expertise and knowledge of the industry. It would be hard to imagine another company with the same confluence of professionalism, passion, and integrity. The leadership from the highest office, to the fabrication floor, is unparalleled. Exemplary. When visiting the ABE home (home IS an accurate word, not just a "factory"), we were treated as respected friends by every single person who worked there. Every. Single. Person. This is not an accident. Intentional relationship pursuit is a hallmark for any successful company and they live this out every day!
I've had an excellent experience working with Brad and the team at ABE. Brad's knowledge and responsiveness to ALL of my questions and concerns has been awesome! Being a former brewery owner & brewer himself, he knew what I was going through. Working with ABE was one less thing to worry about while putting my brewery together.
I have just combined my pub operations and plant operations into one building and added some more ABE equipment. It was a massive undertaking and could have not been accomplished without the help of the ABE service team. When you buy equipment its not just a price or some impressive machine. Its the people who service the stuff. ABE is terrific in making sure their staff is service orientated and professional. There is no reason to look elsewhere. Thanks ABE again
(Translated by Google) We decided to buy ABE equipment for the high quality of the equipment they manufacture and the excellent customer service they have. There was always transparency regarding the place of manufacture of the BBTs that we bought. The fact of having a team with incredible finishes, 100% functional, and also a personalized customer service, makes it clear that the equipment supplier for our brewery will undoubtedly remain ABE.
Decidimos comprar equipos de ABE por la alta calidad de los equipos que fabrican y el excelente servicio al cliente que tienen. Siempre hubo transparencia respecto al lugar de fabricación de los BBTs que compramos. El hecho de tener un equipo con acabados increíbles, 100% funcionales, y además un servicio al cliente personalizado, nos deja claro que el proveedor de equipos para nuestra cervecería sin duda alguna seguirá siendo ABE.
We are really happy to have chosen ABE for our equipment. ABE has high quality products at an affordable price, and the customer service is awesome. The buying process was easy and the team over at ABE took care of everything we needed, from layout drawings to utility sheets and more. It’s also a good feeling to know they will be there for me in the future, as they are an established company with a long history of happy customers, just like me!
The short answer is, I would totally recommend another brewery starting up to get their equipment from ABE. As of writing this I've run over 20 batches through the system and haven't developed any significant complaints and the equipment continues to run as effectively and as efficiently as it did on day one.
Due to our unique space constraints we had to completely re-design the standard equipment to fit; however, the design team was patient and thorough resulting in a full 5bbl brewhouse, fermentation, and cellaring set up in under 300 square feet.
Yes, the basic tanks are rolled in China, a fact they are open about, but I have found the quality of the work to be quite excellent (clean, smooth welds, etc.) and all the third party components are high quality readily maintained brands.
I found the initial start-up service call and the normal service to be quite outstanding as well: very competent, knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. This part of the purchase was certainly not imported.
As we continue to grow I will definitely be returning to ABE for additional equipment pieces.
Purchased a CraftCan15 about a year ago. Such a great bit of equipment and the after sales support is fantastic for tips hints and maintenance questions.
"We went through multiple iterations of the equipment selections with no push-back or frustration on ABE's part. Amanda and their team has been great to work with."
Viniquip (ABE Distributor in Australia and New Zealand) has been nothing short of fantastic in their after sales service and support, prompt to answer no matter the hour, knowledgeable (David is a gun with anything ABE related) and overall, a great team to work with. Would highly recommend. Our ABE canning line has been going strong for 1.5million cans now, we would definitely buy one again (and will when it's time to upgrade to a faster unit).
Investing in a new brewhouse and cellar can be a nerve racking experience. The crew at ABE made it easy. With top notch equipment, competitive pricing and first class customer service we couldn’t be happier. We have already gone back and ordered a canning line from them.
Purchased a 16 barrel system from them that had significant additions and modifications done to allow us to use the equipment for making beer as well as whiskey and bourbon mashes. Dealing with Tanner was outstanding, professional and upfront. We were definitely told that tanks and steel was imported from China but that ABE retrofitted the equipment, reviewed material imported and stood behind the finished product. The equipment arrived 7 months ago and we have not had a single issue arise. Works as good or if not better than expected. I do not work for ABE, have no relationship, own a winery, brewery and distillery in Massachusetts and have been in the industry since 1995. I can assure you that this company is quality.