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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Incredibly friendly, informed and helpful sales staff, Amanda P! Excellent support and information from the entire ABE crew. I highly recommend ABE!
"Purchased a 15bbl brewhouse, 3ea 30bbl fermenters and other equipment to make my brewery ready for startup. Brad at ABE made this very easy and was always available for my questions. I toured the facility in Nebraska and was very impressed with the quality and professional workmanship. Finally, ABE allowed us to spend a day watching a brew on the system which was worth every minute. Thanks Brad and ABE…"
Great customer service! Very responsive to our needs on the canning line.
As a brewery that didn’t purchase our canning line through Viniquip, I am especially very grateful and thankful of the ongoing service Viniquip have supplied us. When we required parts for an upgrade due to a breakdown they sought us a warranty claim & they are very prompt in responding if we have issues and when ordering parts. Great service & we are pleased to be working with them & ABE.
(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.
Cold Harbor Brewing recently purchased a a fully auto 20BBL brew system from ABE and we couldn't be happier with the product. Justin Nieman came out and spent 4 days with us, teaching us how to drive this new Caddy and we are psyched about the ease of operation. We currently have three 20bbl fermenters from ABE and can't wait to buy more!
ABE has become a true partner for our brewery and one of the best decisions we ever made. We were introduced to ABE several years ago when looking for a small canning line and keg washer. From the very beginning they treated our tiny brewery like family and went above and beyond in every way. What really stood out to us was the level of service after our purchase and this is the reason we have continued our relationship with ABE. Years later when we built a much larger brewery, ABE was there again to help with everything we could need. We now have a top of the line 4 vessel brewhouse, a whole mess of tanks, CIP cart, new canning line, depalletizer and labeler. If ABE makes it, we buy it from ABE. They make amazing quality equipment at an outstanding price and back that all up with a team that is second to none. From sales to engineering to technicians, ABE has the best people in the business!
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.
We have bought both our brewhouse and all of our tanks and controls from ABE. It has been great working with them.
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.
All of us here at Whiskey Run Creek Distillery couldn't have been happier with our choice to go with ABE for our distilling equipment. All of the people have been great to work with and Tanner is hands down best in the business! We've had more questions on distilling than we want to admit to but they are always one call away and any problems or modifications we've wanted they have come up with ideas how to make it work. They came down to install it and were there to guide us through the first run on the machine to make sure we understood the ins and outs of the equipment. The few things we've needed fixed they came right away to get it fixed and get us up and running again! We look forward to the future working with ABE! We wouldn't be here where we are without them!
In 2019 we decided to purchase the ABE CraftCan15. Our decisions were not only motivated by good price and fit for the companies canning requirements, but after-sales service and support was also a major factor. The team at Viniquip are amazing the support we have received over the years with our other machines has a value much greater than a small saving we might have had with a competitor offering. The decision was made even easier for us when we learned that Dave Lyons would join the Viniquip team and lucky for us he is based at home in Blenheim after having gone to the US for factory training at ABE. The designers at ABE also deserve my praise the machine is well thought out and relatively simple to use and when there is an issue they are quick to listen and respond, they are dedicated to continuously improving their design. All of these factors combine to make owning and operating our machines a pleasure, we have an MLE661 and the ABE and couldn’t be happier.
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!
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.
Viniquip have 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 doing strong for 1.5 million cans now, we would definitely buy one again (and will when it’s time to upgrade toa faster unit).